Director of Development (Administrator II), 2 positions (513323)

  • Sonoma State University
  • Rohnert Park, California
  • Jul 02, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Planning and Development

Job Description


Application Process
This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit an application, along with a cover letter and resume.

In your cover letter, please address how your experiences and skills would add value to this position and the University Advancement team.

Please review the position description listed above for full scope of responsibilities and qualifications.
Job Summary
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development, the Director of Development establishes fundraising strategies and directs and conducts fundraising activities to secure philanthropic support which aligns with Sonoma State University priorities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to identifying, qualifying, cultivating and soliciting potential donors; organizing and providing effective communication with donors and potential donors; stewarding alumni and other individual prospects, sponsors and major donors; coordinating gift processing; recruiting, training and motivating campaign volunteers for the university; and, other fundraising projects as assigned by the Associate Vice President for Development or Vice President for University Advancement. The incumbent is expected to work closely with constituents from all areas of the university and local community to identify opportunities to work toward fundraising objectives. In addition, the incumbent may supervise staff and student personnel as assigned.
Key Qualifications
This position requires a minimum of four years of experience in successful relationship building with prospects, volunteers, and board members, or demonstrated aptitude to be successful in face-to-face fundraising, including 4 years of progressively responsible and applicable management and/or supervisory experience. Bachelor's degree required. The incumbent must have a proven track record of successfully working with individual donors, and soliciting and securing gifts and demonstrate experience in designing and implementing successful fundraising strategies. Experience in higher education fundraising is highly desired. Intermediate proficiency with computers, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel), and Google Suite required; Raisers Edge experience highly preferred.
Salary and Benefits
Starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and will not exceed $7,834 a month. This position is a member of the Management Personnel Plan and serves at the pleasure of the President.

This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.

A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking here to be taken to the CSU benefits page.
Supplemental Information
Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.

The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption and thereafter comply with routine campus testing requirements. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more about the vaccination requirement at Sonoma State, please visit: vaccine-requirement- information.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.

Sonoma State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

For questions related to the application process, please reach out to The ADA Coordinator is also available ( to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Rohnert Park, California 94928 United States View Map