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California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 4204555
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising

526563 - Senior Director of Development, College of the Arts (Administrator II)

Classificaiton: Administrator II
Department: College and Program Development
Sub-Division: Vice President, University Advancement
Salary Range: Classification Range $4,583 - $14,713 per month(Hiring range depending on qualifications, not anticipated to exceed $10,000 - $10,834 per month)
Appointment Type: At-will
Time Base: Full Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Occasional early morning, evening, and weekend hours.

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, 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:

College and Program Development generates financial support for Cal State Fullerton, benefiting each of the eight colleges, Student Affairs, Titan Athletics, Fullerton Arboretum and the Pollak Library. We are seeking exceptional individuals to join our team as the Senior Director of Development, College of the Arts (Administrator II). 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 Senior Director of Development will plan, manage, and direct all development programs for the College of the Arts (COTA), in concert with University Advancement. This will include planning of cultivation strategies and solicitation of major gifts of $25,000 and above. Represents the priorities of the college to corporate and foundation leaders, key alumni and friends of the college. Responsible for planning selected strategic cultivation events to support fundraising initiatives and also works directly with the leadership of several support groups in the planning and execution of fundraising events that support COTA students, projects and programs. Requires a track record of soliciting and closing major and diverse gifts, a demonstrated ability in creating corporate partnerships, and familiarity with the Orange County and Southern California arts communities. Communicates information about planned giving opportunities to select donors, and partners with specialists in the facilitation of planned giving agreements. Partners with the other areas of University Advancement in the solicitation of corporate, foundation and planned gifts. Experience with capital and/or comprehensive campaign fundraising is highly desirable. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
A Bachelors degree from an accredited four-year College or University required, Masters degree preferred. A minimum of five years direct major gift fundraising experience. Experience managing a staff. Experience with capital and/or comprehensive campaign with a primary focus on cultivation/solicitation of large gifts. Experience in cultivating a prospect and closing major gifts - including individuals, corporations, and foundations. Experience working with volunteer boards and other volunteers who may assist in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of gifts. Ability to work with teams of faculty, staff and students. 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. Willingness to spend time outside the office environment in order to interact with relevant individuals and groups who are instrumental in the development process. Understanding of university culture and corporate philanthropy. Dynamic, self-motivated, and goal oriented.

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:
Masters degree. Ability to understand the needs of an arts organization. Understanding of university culture, corporate and foundation philanthropy.

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

Must be able to work annual commencement ceremonies.

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.

As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

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 holding this position is considered a limited 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.

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; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

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).

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 and questions may be sent to

Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2023 (9:00 PM)

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