Description: Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.
Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply. Job/Department Summary:
The Regional Director of Philanthropy reports directly to the Vice President for University Advancement. The Regional Director of Philanthropy is responsible for planning and implementing individual, multi-year, major gift fund-raising efforts in the assigned region. The fundamental responsibility of this position is major gift fundraising including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies in support of major/capital gifts and secondly in support of annual leadership gifts of $1,500 or more from prospects in the assigned territory. Additionally, responsibilities include managing a portfolio of 75 donors and prospects on a part-time basis averaging 19 hours per week and providing front-line fund-raising leadership. Incumbent 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 $500,000 annual gift revenue through a combination of cash, pledge commitments, gift-in-kind, and planned gifts. Mandatory Vaccinations:
The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement. Preferences:
Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:
Required Education and Experience:
- Direct fundraising experience ideally in higher education
- 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
- Experience managing prospect portfolios
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.OR
A minimum of ten years of fundraising or sales experience, such as 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. Time Base:
Part-time (.49) Pay Plan:
12/12 Work Schedule:
TBD (Remote work may be available. This position will involve a significant amount of travel including weekends and evenings.) CSU Classification Salary Range:
$54,996 - $176,556 per year. Anticipated Hiring Range:
Not expected to exceed $56,000 per year. Salary commensurate with education and experience of the individual selected. Benefits:
This appointment does not include health benefits for applicants not currently employed with CSU, Chico. Benefit eligibility for on-campus employees will be reviewed based on their current benefit status.Additional Information:
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. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.
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.
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 - Director / Assoc or Asst Director, 2)
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).
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. About Chico State:
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 the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that California State University, 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.
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.
Chico State is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).
Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 03/20/23. Applications received after that date may be considered.)
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled