Job no: 501188
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Diego
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Full Time
University Relations and Development at San Diego State University is 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, Alumni Chapters and Community Engagement will enhance and grow the engagement and interaction of all alumni and students to the fullest extent, tailoring opportunities to best fit interests in time, talent, and treasure and meaningfully benefitting students, alumni, and the university. They will engage SDSU alumni in specific segments of interest, affiliation, or location according to segments. These segments include: regions, cultural groups, academic disciplines, SDSU Colleges, non-academic interests, and groups rooted in the student clubs and organizations of SDSU. Special emphasis will be placed on alumni chapters correlated with SDSU established campus Identity Centers with the objective to maximize the efficiency of engagement by establishing and stewarding chapters/communities/networks by empowering volunteers. The Assistant Director, Alumni Chapters and Community must be proficient in recruiting volunteers and creating and enhancing systems of support within SDSU Alumni which encourage and facilitate groups to flourish.
In partnership with Career Services, this position will support alumni career pathways and professional development, including mentoring, internships, and career placement. This position will act as the liaison between SDSU Alumni and Career Services to collaborate and generate leads on the following programs including Aztec Mentor Program and Aztecs Hiring Aztecs.
The Assistant Director, Alumni Chapters and Community Engagement works closely with other campus offices and departments to foster participation by alumni in strategic goals of the University.
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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.
Education and ExperienceBachelor’s Degree3-5 years of experience in alumni relations, recruiting, sales, constituency management, or related field3-5 years of experience in communicating to groups via traditional and emerging media3-5 years of experience in a leadership role in a large, complex organization
Licenses and Certifications Required
A valid California driver’s license is required
Preferred Qualifications Advanced degree in a related fieldAbility to interface with multitudinous and diverse populations
Compensation and Benefits
San 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 dependent
Initial 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.
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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 11, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled