Director of Development, College of Arts & Letters

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Job no: 500977
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Diego
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Full Time

Position SummaryUniversity Relations and Development at San Diego State University are committed to upholding, as a foundational belief, a supportive working environment of inclusion that values, honors, and respects, all members of our team and the University community. We strive to engage in and promote the fair and equitable recruitment and training of URAD staff members, develop meaningful relationships with all groups in our diverse campus community, and share philanthropic stories that highlight the impact of and opportunity for diverse giving by our SDSU community. University Relations and Development firmly believes that an inclusive environment facilitates critical and creative thinking, and that differences in identities, values, beliefs, and perspectives are fundamental to our mission of generating philanthropic support for the university and its student body.University Relations and Development (URAD) shares the university’s vision and mission underscored in the 2020 five-year strategic plan. The plan identifies five strategic priorities including: Becoming a Premier Public Research University: A New Kind of Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI); Resilience. Designed to Thrive; We Are SDSU; Equity and Inclusion in Everything We Do; and Students at Our Core.The Director is a mid-level fundraising professional responsible for raising gifts to support the College of Arts and Letters and for University Initiatives ($100,000+), and reports to the Senior Director of Development for the College of Arts and Letters. The Director is a member of the university’s development team and is responsible for implementing short- and long-term fundraising goals as part of the Campaign development plan and for securing private voluntary support from individuals, corporate, and foundation donors to the University. The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) offers degrees in the humanities and social sciences. The college houses 18 departments and offers degrees in more than 50 disciplines. CAL sponsors nearly 30 research centers and institutes and offers more than 25 different certificate programs, as well as a Pre-Law path of study. A defining characteristic of the college is its numerous interdisciplinary programs, including Big Data Analytics, International Business, Jewish Studies, LGBTQ+ Studies, Sustainability, and Urban Studies. CAL is the largest college at SDSU (in terms of course enrollment) and reflects a broad diversity of academic scholarships. Teaching and research in the college consists of a wide range of traditional and innovative disciplines, from fields such as economics, sociology, philosophy, and political science, to gender and ethnic studies, geography, and rhetoric and writing. The College is steeped in spirited intellectual debate, social justice advocacy, and rich academic diversity.For more information regarding University Relations and Development click here.This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits-eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is 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.Candidate QualificationsThe ideal candidate will have a background in fundraising for a diverse set of priorities that relate to a common goal. The candidate will enjoy working in a rapidly changing environment and have familiarity engaging with numerous stakeholders in different areas of a large-scale organization. They will be able to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities under time constraints and be able to communicate effectively with a variety of influencers and decision-makers in the development process. The ideal candidate will also be highly organized and possess strong relationship-building skills with a wide variety of constituents. They will appreciate the unique higher education culture of fostering intellectual, artistic, and critical thinking skills, as well as civic-mindedness and social justice. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience5 years of experience in major gifts fundraisingSuccess in major gifts fundraising ($100,000+)Experience in cultivation and solicitation of donorsKnowledge of general practices, methods, and procedures related to developmentAbility to attend events during non-business hoursLicenses and Certifications RequiredA valid California driver’s license is requiredPreferred Qualifications Advanced degree in related fieldFundraising experience in a large, complex universityDemonstrated success with comprehensive and/or capital campaigns.Planned giving experienceDemonstrated ability to align strategy development/implementation with pre-approved goals/prioritiesCompensation and BenefitsSan Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; andCalifornia State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependentSupplemental InformationInitial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 21, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by June 20, 2021. This position is open until filled.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.Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Casie Martinez at [email protected] or 619/273-3343.

Advertised: Jun 04, 2021 (8:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled




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Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 9/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time