Director of Development Student Affairs (507260)

  • California State Polytechnic University Pomona
  • Pomona, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Planning and Development

Job Description


Type of Appointment: Full-time, Management Personnel Plan II (MPP II)

Salary Range: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Recruitment Closing Date: Open Until Filled

REQUIRED (All candidates must submit the following):
  • An online application
  • A letter of interest which explains in detail and, where possible, provides examples of how the candidate meets the qualifications specified in this announcement
  • A current résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Three references who can provide assessments of the applicant's professional experience, accomplishments and prospect for success in this position.


The Division of University Advancement's primary purpose is to enhance the private support and knowledge of the university. University Development manages programs, events, and activities that stimulate the involvement and interest of alumni, friends, parents, corporations, and foundations to develop relationships which cultivate and foster relationships and stimulate giving to the university. University Advancement manages the operational requirements of the Cal Poly Pomona Philanthropic Foundation.


The Director of Development (DOD) for Student Success is a university-wide, central report advancement professional. Assignments include working with the Sr. Associate Vice President (SAVP) for University Development, the Vice President for University Advancement, the Director of Planned Giving, the Director of Foundation Relations and the Director of Corporate Relations to identify and operationalize the development objectives and goals of the various programs and projects. The DOD will serve as a professional to cultivate and engage college alumni, parents, friends, supporters, employers, foundations, corporations, and other constituents for private major support and deferred giving. As a central advancement professional the DOD will be aware of and represent all of the advancement interests and stakeholders of Cal Poly Pomona and will be called upon, as circumstances and prospects require, to work on university-wide development priorities.

Development Efforts

The DOD will work with the SAVP for University Development and the Vice President of Student Affairs to develop a quantified plan that identifies the resource needs of Student Success. Under the direction of the SAVP for University Development, the DOD will be responsible for the implementation of the plan and activities designed to meet the Student Success development goals.

Responsibilities include:
Coordinate Student Success fundraising efforts within the context of the University's development program, including alumni, career center, parents, and past student leaders, through directed giving and annual fund campaigns, including website presence.

Provide active leadership in the identification, solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of major donors and prospects to include individuals, corporations, and foundations for the support of Student Success programs.

Formulate and execute short-term and long-term strategic plans to include specific and measurable targets regarding definite fundraising goals, prospect management, personal contacts, stewardship activities, and solicitations.

Work with Student Success units and staff to educate and support management with respect to their development roles, identify potential areas of interest for funding priorities, collaboration, and research initiatives.

Personally visit with prospective donors, create and manage appropriate relationships for donors with specific faculty, administrators, staff, students, and alumnae.

Compose documents such as grant applications, case statement, major gift proposals, and contact and technical reports. Deliver timely and effective follow-ups to prospects and donors, press releases, and communication materials.

Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of various development strategies and activities and recommend refinements and new advertisement ventures as needed.

Community Sponsorship

Maintain a working knowledge of, and effectively communicate University and Student Success goals and priorities.
Work with Student Success units and staff to write and submit proposals in collaboration with Corporate Relations and Governmental Affairs.

Basic Needs, Cultural Centers and Poly Pantry

Work to identify funding opportunities for Poly Pantry.
Develop fundraising plans for the Cultural Centers.
Develop and provide opportunities to engage past student leaders.
Support programs that will provide assistance to our students.

University Advancement and Campus-Wide Participation

The DOD is part of an effective University Advancement team and will participate in the divisional strategic planning, goal setting, event planning, and project status sessions. Will maintain the highest standards of campus development procedures and protocols utilizing forms, report formats, databases, and clearance procedures. Work with the Vice President of Student Affairs to ensure that all development oriented pieces, communications and events adhere to the campus-wide and division graphic and professional standards.

Integrate Student Success development efforts with the central Advancement staff and the various services in place. Work with Advancement Services, Gift Processing and Prospect Research to consistently ensure and protect the freshness and security of the advancement database and the prioritized assignment of donors and potential donors; file contact reports with central Advancement and ensure accurate gift processing and receipting.

In addition to providing primary focus on the development objectives and needs of Student Success, the DOD will assist with general donor cultivation, solicitations, and stewardship as part of the university development team that attracts additional campus support important to all colleges, schools, centers, and programs.

Represent Student Affairs, the Division, and the University in the community by attending events, participating in local organizations, and serving on community-based boards.

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience as a development professional including cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and moves management in higher education or non-profit organization.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to write and speak persuasively about the university and/or college and the ability to effectively interact with diverse individuals/groups on- and off-campus, including high-profile donors.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive in a team environment and collaborate with industry professionals in college development activities.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks with much self-motivation and initiative.
  • Knowledge of the financial structure of donations, grants, and contracts to include cash, gifts-in-kind, stocks, securities, planned gifts, endowments, and real estate.
  • Demonstrated ability in donor cultivation and asks for support on a significant scale. Demonstrated ability and success in preparing and submitting grant proposals.
  • Must demonstrate accepted business and professional etiquette in all dealings with a diverse population of constituents and colleagues, reflecting the highest standards of professional conduct and integrity.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends when required due to donor, development and cultivation meetings, events and activities.
  • Valid CA Driver's License with required insurance.

  • Familiarity with contemporary state and national issues and trends related to engineering and teaching professions and academic disciplines desired.


Salary is competitive and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a Management Personnel Plan Level II position with an attractive benefits package, which includes a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month, an excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance and retirement benefits.


All candidates must submit: (1) a formal University application (2) a letter of interest which explains in detail and, where possible, provides examples of how the candidate meets the qualifications specified in this announcement; (3) a current résumé or curriculum vitae; and (4) the names, titles, addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide assessments of the applicant's professional experience, accomplishments and prospect for success in this position.


A background check must satisfactorily be completed before a candidate can be offered this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for this position. The background check consists of the following: Employment verification, education verification, reference checks, and checks of the following systems and databases: National Social Security Number/Address Locator, Felony/Misdemeanor, National Criminal Database, Federal Criminal, Department of Motor Vehicles, and National Sex Offender Registry.


CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at

Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

Please refer to the link below for policy information.


The person holding this position is considered a `limited 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.


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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