REQUIRED- All candidates must submit the following:
Resume or CV
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The University Advancement Division is one of five central divisions of the University. The Division of University Advancement's primary purpose is to secure private financial support and build awareness of the mission of the University. University Advancement includes the departments of Development, Advancement Services, Alumni Relations, Special Events and Strategic Communications.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Gift Strategies and Planning
Meets regularly with the Senior Associate Vice President (SAVP) for Development, the Provost, Deans and fundraising staff to review prospects and develop strategies for major gift cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
Under the general supervision of the SAVP for Development, the Executive Director for Major Gifts is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive fundraising program from private resources for various colleges and units at Cal Poly Pomona.
Works as a team member to envision, develop, implement, and manage the divisional strategic plan which includes the mission statement, goals, objectives, priorities, development of policies and procedures, and assessment/identification of problems and recommendations associated with the implementation of a comprehensive major gift program.
Maintains and constantly works to enhance an individual major gift prospect pool, and actively cultivates and solicits some of these prospects for significant gifts to the university by presenting the goals and objectives of the funding needs in a manner which effectively informs and persuades others. Coordinates with the university prospect management system to assure effective coordination with fundraising professionals soliciting and cultivating support for the various schools and programs of the university.
Works with the staff to devise a system of prospect discovery and qualification.
Plays a key role in the feasibility, strategic planning, delegation, and achievement of goals for the university-wide comprehensive capital campaign. Works closely with consultants, administrators, advancement staff, volunteer groups, and donors to identify, solicit, and steward major donors.
Collaborates with other divisional departments such as advancement services, public affairs, and alumni affairs to ensure that the best level of support, training, and assistance required by the fundraising professionals is met.
Provides support to the Philanthropic Foundation and its committees as assigned.
Oversees the directors of development and major gifts for various colleges and units including CLASS, CEIS/Library/Extended University, Athletics, Science, ENV, and Collins, in the strategic planning and implementation of their fundraising efforts. In conjunction with the deans and directors of development, establishes the funding priorities and goals for the fiscal year.
Serves as liaison to the Deans and SAVP for Development, establishes the funding priorities and goals for the fiscal year. Serves as a liaison to the Dean for University Development to coordinate those college and program fundraising strategies and ensures that these strategies are appropriate to the mission of the college, program, the university, and the dean's objectives.
Assure the adherence of all university fundraising endeavors to the guidelines, gift policies, structures, and prospect management protocols of University Advancement. Meets with the directors of development and major gifts on a regular basis to provide leadership, ensure priorities and goals are being met, share knowledge, and provide guidance to meet goals. Evaluates the performance of each director of development and major gifts annually.
Reviews and evaluates college-based directors of development and major gifts annual fundraising plan as planned and written in conjunction with the respective dean or director's direction and oversight.
Evaluates the effectiveness and appropriateness of fundraising strategies related to the plan and ensures plan's adherence to the university advancement prospect management system guidelines and assignments. Evaluates appropriateness of college or program's annual fundraising target and provides written and verbal feedback to the deans, directors, and fundraising professional.
Advises the SAVP for Development as to the effectiveness and appropriateness of the individual and aggregate college fundraising planning, goal setting, and progress towards achieving goals.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university
Minimum (5) five years professional experience as a seasoned performance-driven senior development officer of a higher education or nonprofit institution which may include major gifts, planned giving, and capital campaign.
Minimum (5) five years management or supervisory experience with major gifts and six-figures plus program with performance-driven metrics and accountability
Valid CA Driver's License with required insurance.
Demonstrated ability to be an effective team builder and ability to maintain positive work relationships, on- and off-campus with a diverse population of individuals from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds and will support and contribute to diversity and opportunity in higher education. Must show demonstrated ability and success in major gift fundraising and donor cultivation, experience with successful gift solicitation to individuals and corporations, and management of performance metrics and data-driven decision making. Must be able to demonstrate creativity and leadership in strategic planning including prioritization based on return of investment (ROI), with the ability to implement and provide oversight of ongoing development efforts at the college level, including deans and college leadership.
Must have knowledge and understanding of higher education practices and collaborations with a variety of constituents and colleagues, while maintaining the highest standards of professional integrity, work ethics, and conduct. Must show demonstrated effective, interpersonal and communication skills to build trust and motivate staff, volunteers, donors, and others to achieve their maximum potential. Requires a creative, dynamic, strategic planner with the ability to implement and provide oversight of major gifts and stewardship. Must have excellent oral and written skills communicating with a variety of constituents, including high-profile leaders. Must possess strong supervisory management and organizational skills with excellent time management and follow-through abilities.Must have the ability to function on multiple tasks with self-motivation and initiative and the ability to develop solutions to complex problems, which requires the use of ingenuity and creativity.
Master's degree from an accredited university preferred.
Five to eight years of management or supervisory experience with a major gift program with performance-driven metrics and accountability.
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification.
Demonstrated understanding of the contemporary issues and the operational characteristics of higher education fundraising.
APPOINTMENT AND SALARY
Salary is competitive and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a Management Personnel Plan Level II position with an attractive benefits package, which includes a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month, an excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance and retirement benefits.
A background check must satisfactorily be completed before a candidate can be offered this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for this position. The background check consists of the following: Employment verification, education verification, reference checks, and checks of the following systems and databases: National Social Security Number/Address Locator, Felony/Misdemeanor, National Criminal Database, Federal Criminal, Department of Motor Vehicles, and National Sex Offender Registry.
The California State University (CSU) system is a network of twenty-three public universities providing access to a quality education through the support of California taxpayers. Part of CSU's mission is to prepare educated, responsible individuals to contribute to California's schools, economy, culture and future. As an agency of the State of California, the CSU's business operations almost exclusively reside within California. Effective January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Questions regarding the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy, please contact Cal Poly Pomona Employee/Labor Relations & Compliance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/
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The person holding this position is considered a 'limited 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. http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.
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About California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Cal Poly Pomona consistently ranks among the best universities in the country when it comes to quality education, affordability and career prospects for graduates. As an inclusive polytechnic university, we cultivate success through experiential learning, discovery and innovation. U.S News noted Cal Poly Pomona was eighth most diverse among regional universities in the West and tenth most diverse in the nation. Nowhere else can students ride an Arabian horse, practice on a Steinway piano, bring a new product to market, and build a liquid-fueled rocket.