Director of Development (Administrator II)
Company: Sonoma State University
Location: Rohnert Park
Posted on: January 23, 2023
Director of Development (Administrator II)
Job No: 523399
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time
This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please
submit application, along with cover letter and resume, by 8am on
Monday, February 6.
Please review the position description listed above for full scope
of responsibilities and qualifications.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development, the
Director of Development establishes fundraising strategies and
directs and conducts fundraising activities to secure philanthropic
support which aligns with Sonoma State University priorities.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to identifying,
qualifying, cultivating and soliciting potential donors; organizing
and providing effective communication with donors and potential
donors; stewarding alumni and other individual prospects, sponsors
and major donors; coordinating gift processing; recruiting,
training and motivating campaign volunteers for the university;
and, other fundraising projects as assigned by the Associate Vice
President for Development or Vice President for University
Advancement. The incumbent is expected to work closely with
constituents from all areas of the university and local community
to identify opportunities to work toward fundraising objectives. In
addition, the incumbent may supervise staff and student personnel
This position requires a minimum of four years of experience in
successful relationship building with prospects, volunteers, and
board members, or demonstrated aptitude to be successful in
face-to-face fundraising, including 4 years of progressively
responsible and applicable management and/or supervisory
experience. Bachelor's degree required. The incumbent must have a
proven track record of successfully working with individual donors,
and soliciting and securing gifts and demonstrate experience in
designing and implementing successful fundraising strategies.
Experience in higher education fundraising is highly desired.
Intermediate proficiency with computers, Microsoft Office Suite
(Word, Excel), and Google Suite required; Raisers Edge experience
Incumbent must be personable and a proven self-starter; energetic,
motivated and possess the ability to articulate the needs and
opportunities of the university with clarity and enthusiasm.
Incumbent must be able to work well both independently as well as
collaboratively with other team members and have a willingness to
travel extensively throughout the surrounding area to conduct donor
visits and other support other fundraising activities. The
incumbent must demonstrate integrity and sound judgment in
performing duties; possess the ability to supervise the work of
staff and recommend appropriate personnel actions; be able to apply
strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills and train and
evaluate performance, taking corrective action as needed; deal with
stressful situations while maintaining composure; and, contribute
to a collaborative environment utilizing exemplary communication
and problem solving skills as necessary. Must have strong
administrative and organizational skills, as well as the ability to
manage multiple highly visible projects and competing priorities
simultaneously, adjusting quickly to changes needed on a daily
basis. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with all
levels within the university and establish and maintain productive
and effective, inclusive working relationships among diverse
populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and
other internal and external constituents. Must be able to accept
constructive feedback and work cooperatively in group
Salary and Benefits
Starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience
and is anticipated to be in the range of $7,500 to $7,834 a month.
This position is a member of the Management Personnel Plan and
serves at the pleasure of the President.
This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including
medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement
(CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14
paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days
and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the
A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available
online by clicking to be taken to the CSU benefits page.
Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence
through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with
our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include
diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect,
responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a
community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an
atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation,
experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity
and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our
The University is an 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, or
protected veteran status. Mandated Reporting: 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
The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing
campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a
medical or religious exemption and thereafter comply with routine
campus testing requirements. Any candidates advanced in a currently
open search process should be prepared to comply with this
requirement. To learn more about the vaccination requirement at
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CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the
University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in
the State of California. As of January 1, 2022 the prohibits the
hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state
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completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a
position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check
may affect the application status of applicants or continued
employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Sonoma State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff
positions (i.e. H-1B visas).
Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.
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with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring
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Application Close: Open Until Filled
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