6823 Assistant Athletic Director of Development - Major Gifts, University Relations and Development

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 13, 2018. To receive full consideration, apply by December 12, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.   

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Position Information


This position is in the Management Personnel Plan (Administrator I) 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.

Under the direction of the Senior Associate Athletic Director of Development, the Assistant Athletic Director – Major Gifts will support and enhance the mission of the San Diego State University Athletic Department and the Aztec Club.  The mission of the Aztec Club is to promote the athletics program at SDSU, solicit private contributions as a means to accomplish these purposes, and to sponsor or host activities designed to enhance the athletic department while providing alumni, donors, and fans a vehicle to remain loyal to SDSU Athletics. 

The Assistant Athletic Director – Major Gifts will oversee the process of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects for identified priorities for the Athletic Department in accordance with department, university, conference and NCAA regulations.  Act as the primary liaison and caretaker of the Aztec Club, its mission, officers, board of directors, and various committees on behalf of the department.  Secure annual and major gifts by researching, identifying, cultivating, and soliciting alumni and friends of 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 

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three to four years of fundraising and/or sales/marketing experience.

Supervisory experience of full time employees and/ or interns/student workers.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Master's degree in a related field.
  • Fundraising software experience (TicketMaster, Paciolan and/ or Advance).
  • Experience in college athletic fundraising and/or sales and marketing.
  • Demonstrated success in annual fund/major gift solicitation.


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) 594-6390. 

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: 6823
Posted: 12/7/2018
Application Due: 3/14/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings