Assistant Vice President Campus Development Programs
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Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, the Assistant Vice President for Campus Development Programs works in coordination with the Vice President for University Relations and Advancement in support of the strategic vision, mission, and goals of CSUN by leading the development and execution of a strategic plan to secure gift commitments of $1 Million and above.
The incumbent envisions and implements a programmatic approach to principal giving, strategically engaging, soliciting and stewarding CSUN's most highly rated prospects and directs and, in collaboration with Deans, the Athletic Director, Soraya Executive Director and other key campus leaders, manages all major gift officers and the development programs of all Colleges, Programs and Departments.
Responds to all principal giving inquires, stewards donors and arranges special engagement opportunities for current and prospective donors, and educates CSUN staff and volunteers about CSUN' s principal giving program.
The incumbent is responsible to research, develop, implement, and refine strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward new and existing donors for increased growth and retention of CSUN' s top principal and major investors.
As a leader, demonstrates a commitment to student success that is mission aligned with the university's vision, values and priorities. Establishes an ethical and collegial work environment, promoting a collaborative, accountable and inclusive team. Encourages a courageous and resilient solution-oriented environment by participating in new opportunities to further the mission of the university. Participates in developing initiatives that further support the campus mission with a service-oriented and catalytic mind set. Strengthens employees by being communicative and a talent builder that develops team attributes, furthering departmental goals.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a job-related field. Master's degree preferred
Equivalent to five years of progressively responsible professional experience in principal and major gifts fundraising, preferably in a University setting; with 2 of the five years in a managerial role preferred
Experience with capital campaign and endowment campaign also preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Leadership
Externally focused, relationship-oriented development professional with a history of success and accomplishment in major gift solicitation. Innovative and self-directed
Extensive knowledge of community and well-connected to its resources
Demonstrated leadership and initiative
Ability to create and execute strategies and ensure there is consistent follow-through on details. Produces consistently high quality work
Strong proficiency with computer technology and Microsoft software applications, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Understands, used and maintains accurate records within a CRM donor database
Lead diverse teams to support the operational mission and vision of employers by fostering an ethical, inclusive and collegial work environment
Demonstrated ability to support ongoing improvement through courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership
Lead varying initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented and communicative approach
Demonstrated commitment to employee development, recognition, and accountability to further operational goals.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package, including but not limited to; medical, dental, vision, retirement & savings, tuition waiver and more.
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience.
Hours: Full Time; 40 hours per week; 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday; may include some evening and weekends.
REG: This is a Regular position
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. 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 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.
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.
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link: www.csun.edu/careers
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Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.
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