Director of Development, College of Arts and Letters (2019-00959)

  • San Bernardino
  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management Museum and Arts Planning and Development

Job Description

Employment Status: Full-time, "Exempt," At-Will, position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; evening and weekend hours as needed.

First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. (Please consult with Another Source regarding the recruitment timeline.)

The Position:
The Director of Development will have the pleasure of working on the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus. With more than 1,400 students, it is the Coachella Valley's four-year public university and plays a vital role in educating and training the region's growing population. The CSU system offers a premium benefit package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.

The University:
California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is listed among the best colleges and universities in the western United States, according to The Princeton Review, Forbes and U.S. News and World Report, in their respective annual rankings. The University has an annual statewide economic impact of more than half a billion dollars, along with more than $32 million in yearly statewide tax revenue.

Serving two of the fastest growing counties in the nation (San Bernardino and Riverside), CSUSB uses these additional dollars to help support scholarships, professorships and fellowships in all academic disciplines, college programs, research efforts, and the growing demand for facilities to support our students. Without this philanthropic support, many programs and academic opportunities would be reduced.

The Director of Development (DOD) is the primary development professional assigned to fundraise for the Palm Desert Campus (PDC). Under the direct leadership of the Associate Vice President, University Development, the DOD will work with University Development leadership and the PDC Dean to implement a fundraising plan that generates philanthropic support to benefit the PDC.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to the following:
The DOD will focus on coordinating and maintaining a successful comprehensive fund-raising program that includes planning and implementing strategies for identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects, with the goal of annual increases in both the number and amount of gifts received.
The DOD is responsible for maintaining an active portfolio of current and prospective donors, which requires active involvement in the ongoing identification, cultivation, and solicitation of alumni, corporations, foundations, parents and friends to maximize philanthropic support for a variety of programs and priorities within the PDC.
The DOD will serve as a central clearinghouse for gift transmittal forms and gift reporting for the PDC. This position requires a strong commitment to philanthropy, effective communication and writing skills, and a proficient knowledge of all related fundraising, tax, and legal areas.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited university required, preferably in Business, Marketing, Communication or related field AND three years of progressively responsible and successful major gifts, sales or fund-raising experience, including personal solicitation and at least one (1) year supervisory experience.
Valid Driver's License and private automobile with required insurance.
Proven success in goal achievement for operating, capital, and endowment fund development, including a track record of closing six and seven figure gifts/sales; donor/client cultivation and asks.
This position requires a self-starter with strong written and oral communication skills, well-developed computer skills and the ability to work in a team oriented environment as well as manage and supervise support staff.
Excellent oral and written skills required relating well and communicating effectively with a variety of constituents, including high-profile leaders.
Knowledge of the financial structure of donations, grants and contracts to include cash, gifts-in-kind, stocks, securities, planned gifts, endowments and real estate.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, on and off campus, serving in a leader role, and as a liaison and representative of the department, division, college and the university. Must demonstrate accepted business and professional etiquette in all dealings with constituents and colleagues.
Demonstrated ability and success in donor/client solicitation and cultivation and asks to individuals and corporations for support on a significant scale according to college needs and activities.
Ability to assess and interpret the needs and wishes of prospective donors, and to translate these into effective action plans.
Ability to gather data, analyze information, and prepare reports.
Ability to work evenings and weekends when required due to donor, development, and cultivation meetings, events and activities.
Understands and reflects the highest standards of professional conduct and integrity.
Ability to supervise and train others.
Excellent attention to detail.
Exceptional communication; writing and editing abilities.
Strong research and problem-solving skills.
Proficiency in locating and synthesizing material from multiple sources.
Ability to interpret, analyze and summarize complex biographical, business and financial data.
High degree of organization and initiative.
Ability to handle deadlines and changing priorities with good judgment.
Well-developed sense of curiosity, ingenuity, perseverance and good judgment.
Complete respect for confidentiality.
Strong team player.
Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization.
Advanced degree preferred and experience working in a higher education setting desired.
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A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. 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 is 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.

California State University, San Bernardino 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.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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