#5505 Executive Director, Regional Initiatives (Administrator II), University Relations and Development
About SDSU San Diego State University is the oldest and largest higher education institution in the San Diego region. Since its founding in 1897, SDSU has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including in terms of race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Salary Range The competitive salary is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. Responsibilities Management of Fundraising Responsibilities • Work with Regional Directors to develop gift opportunities and secure private support from individuals, foundations and corporations in SDSU regions currently identified as areas for fundraising activities. • Develop and manage a small portfolio of major gift prospects. • Oversee the process and strategy development for identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and planned gifts for assigned priorities. • Represent the university to internal and external constituencies. • Coordinate regional development efforts with the current recruitment activities in Student Affairs and Enrollment Services. • Coordinate regional development efforts with Alumni Engagement. • Work with colleagues in further developing the Regional Program by determining agreed upon division-wide standards for organizing meetings, communicating with constituents and distributing materials to support the fund raising efforts of the councils, including the exploration of adding additional teams members for supervision in the regional areas. • Work with the Associate Vice President to identify and target new areas for regional efforts. Development Strategy and Logistics • Advise, guide, prepare and debrief academic and volunteer leaders in carrying out their development responsibilities. • Coordinate activities with central development programs including prospect management, research, communications, donor relations and annual/leadership giving. • Serve as an active and contributing member at the Principal Gift and Major Gift Strategy Sessions and Division Operations meetings. • Participate in campus committees requiring a development representative as requested. • Work with the National Leadership Council and its efforts on behalf of the Campaign for SDSU. Management • Manage and supervise the Senior Director of Development, University Initiatives, the Director of Development and the Administrative Support Coordinator. • Will coordinate with all other Directors of Development with regional responsibilities. Special Projects • Work with volunteers as needed to achieve fund raising objectives and special projects as assigned. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities • Excellent organizational skills, oral/written communication skills and interpersonal skills. • Ability to utilize computer applications and databases to correspond, prepare written materials and manage time/work flow. Experience and Education • A BA/BS degree in relevant field or combination of education and experience. • A minimum of 10 or more years of experience in major gifts fundraising. • Success in major gift fund-raising ($100,000+) that demonstrates ability to align strategy development/implementation with pre-approved goals/priorities. Specialized Requirements • 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 San Diego State 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. Preferred Qualifications • 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 will be considered. Application Procedures Please click the following link to apply: http://bfa.sdsu.edu/ps/employment/staffjobs.htm Review of applications will begin on Friday, August 15, 2014; position will remain open until filled. The online application should be completed in detail. COMPLETION OF THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION, A RESUME ALONE WILL NOT SUFFICE. 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. The initial selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's education, training and experience based on the candidate's application and resume. You must complete all sections of the online application including the Education/Work History section of the application in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. In addition, please attach a resume, salary history for the past five years, and three professional references. Only those candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be forwarded to the interview phase of the selection process. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, there are instructions available on the Employment Opportunities Website Applicants with disabilities requiring special attention and/or interview arrangements may call (619) 594-7099. SDSU employees are required to sign an Oath of Allegiance. 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. This position may be funded by a qualifying federal contract, requiring new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS), in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). This position may be a "designated position" under the Conflict of Interest Code. Candidates accepting a "designated" position will be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. Employees who are required to operate motorized vehicles and/or use their personal vehicle more than once a month on University business are required to take a mandatory Defensive Driving course and enroll in the DMV Employee Pull Notice (EPN) Program. This position may require a background check. This may include, Evidence of degree(s) and/or certification(s) may be required at the time of hire. The selected candidate will be required to submit fingerprints to the LiveScan Print Services. If required for the position, a background check must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU. Equal Employment Opportunity 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.