Director of Development - Major Gifts (21-68)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Humboldt
  • Arcata, California
  • Sep 22, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Planning and Development

Job Description

Description:
(Job #21-68) Administrator II, Director of Development - Major Gifts. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, benefited, exempt, 12-month pay plan position in the Office of the Associate Vice President for Development. This position is an Administrator II in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP). Under this plan, incumbents are subject to normal management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President. Additional information can be found at: http://www.calstate.edu/HRAdm/policies/mpp.shtml. This position comes with an extensive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, CalPERS retirement, Fee Waiver eligibility (reduced tuition on most CSU system classes), life insurance, and voluntary pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts. Additional benefits information can be found at https://hraps.humboldt.edu/employee-benefits.

Humboldt State University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that strives to foster an inclusive and equitable community to support our students of diverse backgrounds. HSU is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality committed to working in a multicultural and multiracial community that reflects the diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at www.humboldt.edu.

Position Summary: Humboldt State University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that strives to foster an inclusive and equitable community to support our students of diverse backgrounds. HSU is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality committed to working in a multicultural and multiracial community that reflects the diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at www.humboldt.edu.
Duties: Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Development, the Director of Development develops plans and strategies for major gift development. Creates and executes an annual major gift fundraising plan for engagement with donors and prospects to increase private philanthropic support, including developing annual goals for cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation as well as annual revenue goals.

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education. Three years of experience and demonstrated success in major gift development and five years of experience in fundraising or a related field. The ability to travel extensively, within California and nationally is a condition of employment.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: In-depth knowledge of a variety of gift vehicles including in-kind gifts, gifts of securities and other assets and aspects of planned giving; detailed knowledge of major gift strategies and implementation; Working knowledge of organizational effectiveness principles; working knowledge of negotiation and conflict resolution methods; excellent oral and written communication skills, tact and diplomacy appropriate for interaction with campus and external constituents; expert skill in making persuasive and compelling presentations of organizational goals/objective and in securing gifts; expert project/program management skills including skill in setting and meeting program/project goals and objectives within budget and time constraints; outstanding organization, time management, and analytical skills and the ability to independently manage multiple fundraising activities and initiatives required; superior interpersonal skills, self-motivated and well organized; ability to work independently as well as an effective team member, ability to interact with diverse constituencies and develop collaborative working relationships needed to accomplish goals; ability to develop and manage volunteer and advisory committees; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships; ability to analyze and utilize giving metrics. Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications: Fundraising certifications and degrees, master's degree, development experience in a university setting, experience in a comprehensive campaign.

Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials via Interfolio (link below):

• Letter of Interest
• Resume or Curriculum Vitae
• Contact information for at least three professional references
• HSU Employment History Form (HSU Employment History Form: https://forms.humboldt.edu/employment-history-form; NOTE: Download the HSU Employment History Form and save it as a PDF file prior to filling it out. If the form is completed in an online browser, content WILL NOT be saved).

CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW: http://apply.interfolio.com/95124

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will be on Monday, October 25, 2021.

Any inquiries about this recruitment can be directed to careers@humboldt.edu or HSU's Human Resources Office at (707) 826-3626.

Humboldt State University sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). HSU was the first campus in the California State University system to offer a stand-alone major in Native American Studies.
HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education--or activities only part of which are qualifying--will receive proportionate credit. Humboldt State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).
Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) is required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the employment status of candidates or continued employment of current CSU employees who are being considered for the position.
This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission." In reference to the full disclosure letter, please refer to HR 2010-08.
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at www.humboldt.edu.
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.
Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.
Class Code: 3312
Publication Date: September 21, 2021
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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