501250 - Senior Director of Development, College of Engineering and Computer Science and Natural Science and Mathematics (501250)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Fullerton
  • Fullerton, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Education and Training Engineering Planning and Development Sciences and Laboratory

Job Description


Job Title

Senior Director of Development, College of Engineering and Computer Science and Natural Science and Mathematics


Administrator II-Range A




College and Program Development



Salary Range

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications

Appointment Type

At Will

Time Base


Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

About CSUF

Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California's revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Job Summary

It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:

University Advancement serves Cal State Fullerton by building and strengthening relationships with the communities we serve to encourage advocacy, investment and support of the University, its mission, goals and programs in support of student and alumni success. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our College and Program Development team as the Senior Director of Development, College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) and Natural Science and Mathematics (NSM). The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude, an active, energetic mind, and a leadership style that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

The Senior Director of Development will manage development efforts for a multifaceted and dynamic fundraising program. Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Senior Director will predominantly manage development activities in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) and College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) in close coordination with University Advancement and the Dean's in NSM and ECS. These efforts include the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of 120+ major gift prospects including corporate and foundation leaders, key alumni, parents, and friends of the college in support of fundraising initiatives, capital projects, the Corporate Partners program, campaign and scholarships. The Senior Director will prepare and maintain a strategic fundraising plan that is consistent with the college's priorities, University Advancement, and university goals and objectives. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field. A minimum of five to seven years of demonstrated successful direct major gift fundraising experience. Ability to solicit and secure gifts of a minimum of $25,000. Ability to understand the culture of a university. Ability to work with teams of faculty, staff, students, and volunteers. Ability to coordinate small events in support of fundraising efforts. Ability to create a strategic approach to development with assessment built in to determine progress and success. Ability to travel frequently and hold both on, off site and virtual conversations and presentations with individuals and corporate leaders for qualification, cultivation and solicitation purposes. Proficiency in the use of general office equipment and Windows based software, as well as experience with donor databases. Dynamic, self-motivated, goal oriented and have the ability to connect big picture thinking to strategic steps that connect with various donor populations.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous work experience with a primary focus on the qualification/cultivation/solicitation of large gifts. Successful experience with corporate and foundation giving, planned giving, capital or comprehensive campaigns, and higher education.


Valid CA driver's license

Special Working Conditions

Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

Occasional early morning, evening and weekend hours for events and Commencement weekend.

This position will remain open until filled; but only those applications received by September 2, 2021 will be assured full consideration.

Additional Information

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial "Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests" within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.

The person holing this position is considered a general mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting act and is required to comply with the requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to hr.fullerton.edu

Closing Date/Time: December 2, 2021

Job Address

Fullerton, California 92831 United States View Map