California State University, Bakersfield is recruiting a Director of Development to join their University Advancement team.
California State University, Bakersfield opened in 1970 as the 19th member of the 23-campus California State University system. As the only public four-year institution within a 100-mile radius, CSUB is committed to being a comprehensive regional university and strives for academic excellence. Our four schools offer majors in 31 undergraduate degree programs, seven credential programs, and 17 graduate degree programs. CSUB serves more than 9,500 students at either the main campus in Bakersfield or CSUB-Antelope Valley and counts approximately 47,000 alumni from its four schools, and serves a socially and ethnically diverse population. Under new campus leadership, CSUB is currently experiencing a vibrant period or strategic thinking, planned growth, and creative change. The city of Bakersfield has a population of 347,483 and has one of the lowest housing costs in the state. The city of Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean, Mojave Desert, and Sierra Nevada mountains are all within a one to two-hour drive from either campus.
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This Management position is available in the Office of University Advancement through at California State University, Bakersfield. Serving as a central fundraising leader within University Advancement, the Director of Development identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards major gift donors to California State University Bakersfield. In partnership with the Vice President of University Advancement, deans, faculty, and University administrators, the position develops fundraising plans and strategies that can support programmatic and funding priorities that support student, faculty, academic, and community initiatives.
This position will support two of the four academic schools and other key areas across campus. The position reports to the Vice President for University Advancement.
- Identifies, cultivates, and solicits philanthropic support by developing and maintaining relationships with, individuals, including alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and other key personnel, in addition to working corporations and foundations.
- Develops a portfolio and moves management plan of major gift donors that will be evaluated on an ongoing basis; fosters positive and enduring relationships that produce reciprocal benefits.
- Leads University and school-based fundraising priorities; develops fundraising plans, strategies and activities to ensure proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship of donors; participates in developing campaign materials, case statements, and brochures; evaluates effectiveness of development programs and securing gifts at various levels; generates reports.
- Builds working relationships and serves as development liaison to schools and academic programs, departments, deans, faculty, and other key personnel to achieve successful fundraising; nurtures culture of philanthropic support.
- Supports the preparation of annual budget and program projects, strategic planning, and goal evaluation.
- Participates in professional development organizations, committees, boards, and meetings; travels locally and to assigned out of town regions; prepares contact reports.
- May supervise staff; participates in special projects and other duties as assigned.