Career Opportunities

Director of Annual & Leadership Giving (Administrator I)

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)
Position Description

Working Title: Director of Annual & Leadership Giving, Office of Development

Classification Title: Administrator I

Position Salary Range: $6,121 - $9,182 per month. 

Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Review of applications will begin Monday, November 28, 2022 and the position will remain open until filled.

About the Department/Position

This position will support the broad efforts of the University to increase and develop philanthropic opportunities. Under the general direction of the Executive Director of Development, the Director of Annual and Leadership Giving will direct and execute the annual giving program; administer, direct, and monitor the work performed by the University's Digital Engagement Center; and oversee and direct utilization of outside vendor relationships. The Director will contribute to the development of a major gift pipeline by increasing engagement and probability that CSUDH becomes a philanthropic priority for alumni, parents, and friends, and by creating and directing a leadership giving program. Additionally, and in consultation with the Executive Director of Development, the Director will launch and oversee initiatives focused on giving through various affinities, using a variety of creative and donor-centric solicitation methods, such as direct mail, online giving, texting, peer-to-peer fundraising, social media, and others. The Director will also engage with stakeholders within the division, campus wide, and externally through peer networks.

This is a full-time management (MPP) position.  MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President.  MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

Some evening and weekends may be required. A hybrid schedule is available based on department needs. 

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads the CSUDH Annual Giving Program to expand the donor base
  • Leads the University's Digital Engagement Center
  • Develops a pipeline for major and planned gift prospects
  • Stays abreast of trends in annual giving and entrepreneurial fundraising
  • Develops external relationships for programmatic growth and identifies internal and external partnerships for annual campaigns

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or a four-year university
  • Experience: 3-4 years of professional experience working in annual giving

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of annual giving strategies, tactics, and implementation criteria, including working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Independent strategic thinking and critical analytical skills for annual giving related operations that include specific tactics and implementation skills
  • Expert in office systems and equipment; windows applications including proficiency in using Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, the Internet and Outlook
  • Able to perform standard business math; track financial data and make projections; draft and compose correspondence and standard reports; plan, organize, coordinate, and prioritize multiple tasks; use independent judgment; learn, identify and independently interpret and apply a variety of complex policies and procedures; and effectively handle a broad range of interpersonal contacts, including those at a higher level and those sensitive in nature
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of demonstrated success in annual fundraising activities
  • Supervisor in an annual fund office preferably in a higher education setting
  • Experience with databases, preferably Raiser's Edge, and phonathon software systems, preferably RNL CampusCall
  • Experience working in higher education environment with at least 3-5 years of management or supervisory experience (student assistant management is ok)
  • Experience working with diverse audiences and groups
  • Previous supervision, leadership and management experience in a phonathon environment of up to 8-10 callers per shift

To view the full position description, click “Position Description” above.

General Information

  • Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program.
  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • The person holding this position is 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.
  • This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California
  • 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 if eligible. Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. Questions about the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to
  • The CSU system offers a competitive total compensation benefits package for employees and qualifying dependents, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and tuition assistance. It is our goal to compensate employees equitably and fairly. You can access a full description of our benefits here.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

California State University Dominguez Hills 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.

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