Job Details

California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 2301686
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising


501047 - Senior Director of Development, Athletics


Classificaiton: Administrator II-Range A
Department: College and Program Development
Sub-Division: University Advancement
Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications
Appointment Type: At Will
Time Base: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday Friday, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to Californias revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.


Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:
University Advancement serves Cal State Fullerton by building and strengthening relationships with the communities we serve to encourage advocacy, investment and support of the University, its mission, goals and programs in support of student and alumni success. The department of College and Program Development is seeking an exceptional individual to join the team as the Senior Director of Development, Athletics. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude, an active, energetic mind, and a leadership style that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

The primary responsibilities of this position will be to generate major gift support for the Department of Athletics. The Senior Director of Development for Athletics will identify, cultivate and solicit major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. This position will assist coaches and senior campus administrators to acquire critical funding for athletic scholarships and programs. Develops and maintains concept papers for divisional fundraising priorities and will also develop an annual strategic fundraising plan supportive of the fundraising priorities and goals established by the Associate Vice President for College and Program Development and the Athletic Director. Works closely with the Alumni Association to develop the interests of alumni and friends of the University as it relates to Athletics. The position will serve on the Director of Athletics Administration Team. Other duties as assigned.


Essential Qualifications:
Minimum of five years direct major gift fundraising experience. Experience with capital or comprehensive campaign with a primary focus on cultivation/solicitation of large gifts. Experience in cultivating a prospect and closing major gifts. Experience working with various levels of individuals in an organization who may assist in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of gifts. Experience in coordinating events for cultivation. Experience in creating a strategic approach to development with assessment built in to determine progress and success. Experience in making frequent on and off-site presentations to individuals and corporate leaders. Ability to work with teams of faculty, staff and students. Dynamic, self-motivated and goal oriented. Experience with development software. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Must adhere to the highest standards of confidentiality, ethics, and judgment in terms of the institutional data and information. Demonstrate a high level of initiative, creativity and collaboration.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.


Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in Athletic fundraising in a university environment. Understanding of university culture and corporate philanthropy.


Special Working Conditions:
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

Occasional early morning, evening and weekend hours. Requires reliable source of transportation to attend events, visit schools and other outside constituents at variable hours.


Additional Information:
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.

The person holing this position is considered a general mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting act and is required to comply with the requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017.

Employee must maintain working knowledge of compliance with relevant NCAA and conference rules, and report any concerns or violations noted.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).


Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2021 (9:00 PM)

Apply online at: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/fl/en-us/job/501047/501047-senior-director-of-development-athletics





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