6826 Director of Development (Administrator II), College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Job description




San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.  

Initial review of applications will begin on December 18, 2018. To receive full consideration, apply by December 17, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.   

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Position Information


This position is in the Management Personnel Plan (Administrator II) and earns management benefits including medical, dental, vision, $100,000 life insurance plan, and the CalPERS pension plan.  For more information on benefits included for this position, please see the benefits summary.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible, at will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but may vary based on operational needs.

The Director of Development is a mid-level fundraising professional responsible for raising gifts to support the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts and for University Initiatives ($100,000+), and reports to the Associate Vice President of Development, University Development. The Director is a member of the university’s development team.  He/she is responsible for implementing short- and long-term fundraising goals as part of the Campaign development plan and is responsible for securing private voluntary support from individuals, corporate and foundation donors to the University. 

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Compensation and Benefits


Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. 

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here




Minimum Qualifications 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of five or more years’ experience in major gifts fund raising.
  • Success in major gifts fund raising ($100,000+) that demonstrates ability to align strategy development/implementation with pre-approved goals/priorities.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Fund-raising experience in a large, complex university.
  • Demonstrated success with comprehensive and/or capital campaigns.
  • Appropriate advanced degree.
  • Planned giving experience.
  • Demonstrated transferable skills are considered.
  • Proven experience in all facets of development including: gift administration, gift acceptance, prospect management, research, annual giving, volunteer management and communications.
  • Demonstrated success as a development professional in a donor-centered fund-raising environment.
  • Ability to thrive in an environment of change.
  • Demonstrated ability to make complex decisions, problem-solve and serve as an effective team member.
  • Demonstrated success in providing volunteer leadership.
  • A high degree of commitment to higher education and philanthropy.
  • Ability to handle competing priorities in a complex development environment.
  • Ability to represent SDSU and University Development in a positive manner on campus and with external constituencies.
  • Must have the ability to travel and attend off-campus appointments and events.
  • May on occasion be required to attend events or perform duties outside of normal work hours.


Application Procedures


To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-3953. 

General Information

All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.




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Job No: 6826
Posted: 12/7/2018
Application Due: 12/7/2030
Work Type:
Salary: Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings