Assistant Director of Development, Fowler College of Business and ZIP Launchpad

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Job no: 501048
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. Units of URAD work together to create enduring relationships with alumni, parents, donors, students, and the community, to generate private support for SDSU students, faculty, and a diverse number of programs. URAD handles a range of services encompassing stewardship, events, gift administration, communications, and more.The Assistant Director of Development, Fowler College of Business and ZIP Launchpad is a mid-level fundraising professional responsible for raising gifts ($25,000 and above) to support the Fowler College of Business and the Zahn Innovation Platform (ZIP) Launchpad. The Assistant Director reports to the Senior Director of Development of the Fowler College of Business and University Initiatives and is a member of the university’s development team. The Assistant Director, working with the Senior Director, Fowler College of Business and University Initiatives, is responsible for implementing both short term and long term fundraising goals as part of a development plan, and is responsible for securing private voluntary support from individuals, corporate and foundation donors to the University. The primary responsibility for this position is to raise major gifts for the Fowler College of Business and ZIP Launchpad funding initiatives. Additionally, the Assistant Director has a dotted line reporting to the Executive Director of the ZIP Launchpad and is responsible for fundraising for ZIP Launchpad initiatives as assigned by the Executive Director, including the Aztec Cooperative Fund and advisory board development. This position will work to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects. The Assistant Director will manage a portfolio coordinating activities of prospect management, research, scholarship, annual and planned giving, and corporate and foundation relations. The Assistant Director will actively conduct and prepare basic prospect research, developing profiles on major gift prospects, corporations, and foundations, summarizing verbally and in writing, pertinent and detailed information as it relates to college priorities and strategic plans. The Assistant Director will work with the Senior Director and Executive Director on strategies for prospects in their portfolio. The Assistant Director will work with the Senior Director and Executive Director to define annual and long-term fundraising strategic plans and goals for the Fowler College of Business and the ZIP Launchpad.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 successful candidate will have a high degree of commitment to higher education and philanthropy with the ability to represent SDSU and University Development in a positive manner on campus and with external constituencies. They will possess a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion with demonstrated success working effectively with diverse individuals and communities. They will be a skilled communicator who will establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. The successful candidate will thrive in an environment of change, manage competing priorities, problem solve, and serve as an effective team member in a complex development environment. Education and ExperienceBachelor's degree in relevant fieldMinimum of 3-4 years of progressive development experience or related work such as community or public relations, sales, and/or marketingExperience in writing grant proposalsDirect experience in personal gift solicitation and fundraisingExperience working with volunteers and with corporate executivesAbility to attend events during non-business hoursLicenses and Certifications RequiredA valid California driver’s license is requiredPreferred Qualifications Demonstrated fundraising experience raising major gifts of $25K and aboveExperience managing a large pool (150+) of major gift prospectsFundraising experience in a large, complex universityEllucian CRM experienceDemonstrated experience in upgrading donorsExperience with comprehensive and/or capital campaignsCompensation 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 28, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by June 27, 2021.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 07, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled




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Posted: 6/9/2021
Application Due: 9/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time