ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT (Administrator I or II) (VA1512)

  • California State University, Chico
  • Chico, California
  • Nov 13, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Planning and Development

Job Description

Description:
Recruitment Details
Recruitment Number VA1512
Posting Period Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 10/26/21. Applications received after that date may be considered.)
On Campus Only No
Working Title ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT (Administrator I or II)
Class Title ADMINISTRATOR I OR II
Level/Range/Grade 1 / 2
Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. (Anticipated hiring range: $60,000 - $80,000 per year).
Department Vice President of University Advancement
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status At Will
Full-time/part-time Full-time
Pay Plan 12/12
CBU/MOU M80 - Management Personnel Plan
Quick Link https://jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/6858

Hours Per Day 8 hours during the school year / 10 hours during the summer
Days Per Week 5 days during the school year / 4 days during the summer
Shift Day

Primary Duties
ADMINISTRATOR I:
The Associate Director of Development reports directly to the Associate Vice President for University Advancement in close consultation with the assigned college's dean. The Associate Director of Development is responsible for planning and implementing individual, multi-year, major gift fund-raising efforts for the college. The fundamental responsibility of this position is major gift fundraising including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies in support of major/capital gifts ($25,000 or more) and secondly in support of annual leadership gifts ($1,500 or more). The successful candidate will be a hands-on gift officer with demonstrated fund-raising experience, capable of handling a portfolio of 120 donors and prospects. While providing front-line fund-raising leadership, the Associate Development Director is expected to work in close collaboration with other Development Officers and with central advancement staff in Prospect Research, Scholarships, Planned Giving, and the Annual Fund. This position is expected to secure gift revenue for the Department through a combination of cash, pledge commitments, gift-in-kind, and planned gifts.

For a full description of job duties, please visit: https://csuchico.box.com/v/VA1512a-Position-Description

ADMINISTRATOR II:
The Director of Development reports directly to the Associate Vice President for University Advancement in close consultation with the assigned college's dean. The Director of Development is responsible for planning and implementing individual, multi-year, major gift fund-raising efforts for the College. The fundamental responsibility of this position is major gift fundraising including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies in support of major/capital gifts ($25,000 or more) and secondly in support of annual leadership gifts ($1,500 or more). The successful candidate will be a hands-on major gift officer with demonstrated fund-raising experience and be capable of handling a portfolio of 150 donors and prospects. While providing front-line fund-raising leadership in the college, the Director of Development is expected to work in close collaboration with other development officers and with central advancement staff in Prospect Research, Scholarships, Planned Giving, and the Annual Fund. This position expected to secure $1 million in annual gift revenue for the university through a combination of cash, pledge commitments, gift-in-kind, and planned gifts.

For a full description of job duties, please visit: https://csuchico.box.com/v/VA1512b-Position-Description

MANDATORY VACCINATIONS:
As of September 30, 2021, the CSU requires all faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/. Questions can be sent to: humanresources@csuchico.edu (staff and management positions) or academicpersonnel@csuchico.edu (faculty positions).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
ADMINISTRATOR I:
KNOWLEDGE:
Working knowledge of:
• Principles, practices, best practices of gift solicitation.
• Methods, practices, and procedures associated with gift and leadership prospect and donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
• Development of proposals and materials in support of fund-raising.

General knowledge of:
• Management principles, practices, and technique.
• Research and interview techniques.

• Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs and spread sheet programs especially Excel, as well as willingness and an ability to learn additional computer software programs.

• Fluent in the use of standard office equipment (computers, copiers, phones, fax).

SKILLS:
Incumbent must possess:
• Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent organizational, collaboration, and leadership skills.
• A high degree of personal motivation, independent judgment, and persuasiveness.
• Demonstrated and proven history and ability working autonomously to handle prospect identification, multiple solicitations, and stewardship activities simultaneously.
• A strong sense of financial accountability and the ability to manage resources with prudence and efficiency.

ABILITIES:
Must have the ability to:
• Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with prospects, donors, volunteers, coaches, faculty, staff, and administrators.
• Travel extensively to effectively meet monthly/annual visit goals with current and prospective donors. The supervisor will provide performance metric targets annually.
• Carry out responsibilities in accordance with university policies and applicable laws.
• Effectively accomplish fund-raising goals and enhance the image of the University.
• Communicate effectively in a variety of formats to a broad range of audiences.
• Prepare and present oral and written reports / data which are clear, concise, and comprehensive.
• Work with Department, division, campus leadership, and advisory boards to establish, implement, and evaluate strategic development plans and goals.
• Relate to a diverse variety of stakeholders, donors and community members.
• Interpret complex procedures, agreements, polices, and regulations.
• Work independently with minimal supervision.
• Problem-solve effectively to address concerns and interests of campus constituents, guests, vendors, and others as needed.
• Collect and analyze data / information, draw conclusions from the analysis, and determine course of action based on information.
• Effectively identify, recruit and motivate volunteers.
• Provide vision, motivation, leadership and guidance to faculty, staff, and volunteer leaders.
• Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with prospects, donors, volunteers, faculty, staff, and administrators.
• Communicate effectively in a variety of formats to a broad range of audiences.
• Develop new skills that promote professional growth and effectiveness.
• Adjust to change in a positive manner (e.g. work environment, technology).
• Function cooperatively and productively as a member of a unit.
• Conduct business with integrity and openness.
• Perform assigned duties.

ADMINISTRATOR II:
KNOWLEDGE:
Thorough knowledge of:
• Principles, practices, best practices of major gift solicitation.
• Methods, practices, and procedures associated with gift and leadership prospect and donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
• Development of proposals and materials in support of fund-raising.

General knowledge of:
• Management principles, practices, and technique.
• Research and interview techniques.

• Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs and spread sheet programs especially Excel, as well as willingness and an ability to learn additional computer software programs.

• Fluent in the use of standard office equipment (computers, copiers, phones, fax).

SKILLS:
Incumbent must possess:
• Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent organizational, collaboration, and leadership skills.
• A high degree of personal motivation, independent judgment, and persuasiveness.
• Demonstrated and proven history and ability working autonomously to handle prospect identification, multiple solicitations, and stewardship activities simultaneously.
• A strong sense of financial accountability and the ability to manage resources with prudence and efficiency

ABILITIES:
Must have the ability to:
• Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with prospects, donors, volunteers, coaches, faculty, staff, and administrators.
• Travel extensively to effectively meet monthly/annual visit goals with current and prospective donors. The supervisor will provide performance metric targets annually.
• Carry out responsibilities in accordance with university policies and applicable laws.
• Effectively accomplish fund-raising goals and enhance the image of the University.
• Communicate effectively in a variety of formats to a broad range of audiences.
• Prepare and present oral and written reports / data which are clear, concise, and comprehensive.
• Work with Department, division, campus leadership, and advisory boards to establish, implement, and evaluate strategic development plans and goals.
• Relate to a diverse variety of stakeholders, donors and community members.
• Interpret complex procedures, agreements, polices, and regulations.
• Work independently with minimal supervision.
• Problem-solve effectively to address concerns and interests of campus constituents, guests, vendors, and others as needed.
• Collect and analyze data / information, draw conclusions from the analysis, and determine course of action based on information.
• Effectively identify, recruit and motivate volunteers.
• Provide vision, motivation, leadership and guidance to faculty, staff, and volunteer leaders.
• Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with prospects, donors, volunteers, faculty, staff, and administrators.
• Communicate effectively in a variety of formats to a broad range of audiences.
• Develop new skills that promote professional growth and effectiveness.
• Adjust to change in a positive manner (e.g. work environment, technology).
• Function cooperatively and productively as a member of a unit.
• Conduct business with integrity and openness.
• Perform assigned duties.

Required Education and/or Experience
ADMINISTRATOR I:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
OR
A minimum of two years of fundraising or sales experience.

ADMINISTRATOR II:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
AND
A minimum of three to five years of fundraising, sales, or other applicable experience.
• Examples of experience include: work with major gift and capital campaigns and direct experience soliciting gifts, developing and presenting proposals and associated materials in support of major gift fund-raising, or working with prospect research and in preparing contact reports.

Additional Requirements for this Position
This position will involve a significant amount of travel including weekends and evenings.

Recruitment Preferences
Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:
Experience in campaign fund-raising or development, volunteer management, and/or prior employment at an institution of higher education.
• Possess a Master's Degree.
• Chico State Alumni.

Special Requirements
ADMINISTRATOR I OR II:
• California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines.
• The person holding this position is considered a "Limited 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 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.
• This position is a Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) designated managerial position and comes under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. Individuals appointed to management positions serve at the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from the collective bargaining process, are not subject to probationary service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
• The duties of this position will include participation in a decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, this is a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code and the incumbent will be required to file a Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. (Group/Category: Advancement / Development - Exec Director / Director / Assoc or Asst Director / Associate [i] CAT 02)
• Throughout employment in this position incumbent must maintain a valid California Driver's License as well continued completion and compliance of the CSU Defensive Driver's Training course.
• This position will involve a significant amount of travel including weekends and evenings.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. This position alternates between remaining in a stationary position operating a personal computer for long periods of time and frequently moving about inside the office as well as extensive travel.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
This position involves frequent to constant interaction with students, parents, guests, faculty and staff. The environment is a typical office with standard office equipment, requires the regular use of computers and the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time. This is a fast-paced environment requiring a flexible schedule. Early morning, evening, weekend and overnight hours are required, as needed to travel and complete work or projects. May occasionally work outside and locations may include even and uneven walking surfaces, exposure to weather changes such as temperatures, humidity or precipitation. Requires frequent domestic travel, by commercial air and/or passenger vehicle. Travel assignments may include temperature variations, climbing stairs, lifting, pulling, pushing and moving up to 35 lbs.

Benefits
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

Benefit Information
CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

About the University and Community
California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public University, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation and operating as part of the 23-campus CSU system. The University enrolls over 17,000 students from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, with over half identifying as first-generation college students. Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, "Today Decides Tomorrow," is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from San Francisco Bay Area. A safe residential community, Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.

CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the diverse, intercultural, and intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of achievement gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and activities that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Open Date (posting open date) 10/12/2021
Close Date (posting close date)
Open Until Filled Yes

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
1. Résumé
2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
1. Optional Applicant Documents


Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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