Assistant Director of Development, College of Engineering and Computer Science (499556)

  • California State University (CSU) Northridge
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support Engineering

Job Description

At CSUN we aspire to continually grow as an inclusive, cooperative community!
CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. As a leader you will have the opportunity to thrive in a community in which our leaders share common traits as identified in our Leadership Principles If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place.

Under general supervision, the Assistant Director of Development, Engineering and Computer Science is responsible for carrying out strategies aimed at identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding new prospects and donors. The incumbent serves as the primary, frontline fundraiser for the College amongst alumni, corporations, foundations, parents, donors, prospects and other constituents.
• Focuses on soliciting gifts of $10,000 or more in collaboration with the Senior Director of Development and the Dean.
• Responsible for working in a collegial and supportive manner with other University and College-based Development officers and working with donors to maximize their giving to any or all areas of the University.
• Responsible for working in consistent alignment with the "Fundraising at CSUN" guidelines and works with the Dean in priority areas and with advancement colleagues in support of initiatives that may be university-wide; researches, cultivates, and solicits a portfolio of prospects and support the Dean in his solicitation efforts
• As a leader, demonstrates a commitment to student success that is mission aligned with the university's vision, values and priorities. Establishes an ethical and collegial work environment, promoting a collaborative, accountable and inclusive team. Encourages a courageous and resilient solution-oriented environment by participating in new opportunities to further the mission of the university. Participates in developing initiatives that further support the campus mission with a service-oriented and catalytic mind set. Strengthens employees by being communicative and a talent builder that develops team attributes, furthering departmental goals.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
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• Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a job-related field; Master's degree preferred.
• Equivalent of two (2) years of professional fundraising experience in a university development program, non-profit organization or equivalent experience. Three (3) years of professional fundraising experience in a university development program, non-profit organization or equivalent experience, preferably in an environment with a focus on the tech industry preferred.
• Experience working successfully with individuals, Boards of Directors, and Board committees, preferably in the Los Angeles philanthropic community, with a demonstrated track record of successfully closing gifts in a competitive, sophisticated donor environment. A disposition for event and hospitality-based cultivation and experience in event planning and management.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Leadership
• Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills. Superior interpersonal, planning, strategic and analytical skills. Self-motivated and well organized. Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends for concerts and events, as required. CFRE and/or gift planning designation a plus.
• Lead diverse teams to support the operational mission and vision of employers by fostering an ethical, inclusive and collegial work environment.
• Demonstrated ability to support ongoing improvement through courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership.
• Lead varying initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented and communicative approach.
• Demonstrated commitment to employee development, recognition, and accountability to further operational goals.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
• Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
• The anticipated HIRING RANGE is up to $78,000, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

General Information
• This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
• A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. 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.
• The person holding this position may be considered a 'limited 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.
• Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:
• Applications received through May 4. 2021, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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