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Director of Development (Administrator II)

Company: Sonoma State University
Location: Rohnert Park
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:



Director of Development (Administrator II)

Job No: 523399
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sonoma
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time


Application Process

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.

Job Summary

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 as assigned.

Key Qualifications

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 highly preferred.

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 situations.

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 year.

A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking to be taken to the CSU benefits page.

Supplemental Information

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 university community.

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 of employment.

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 Sonoma State, please visit: .

CSU Out of State Policy - Sonoma State University, as part of the 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 of California.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be 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.

For questions related to the application process, please reach out to . The ADA Coordinator is also available () to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Sonoma State University's includes summaries of institutional policy relating to campus safety, drug and alcohol use, sexual assault, and other matters. The report is published in compliance with the Clery Act and includes three years of certain crime statistics that occurred in Clery Act defined geography. A paper copy of the report may be requested in person by emailing the Clery Compliance and Safety Office at .

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is available for viewing at . The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within Sonoma State University student housing facilities for three years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Residential Education and Campus Housing at .


Application Close: Open Until Filled

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