Director of Development for the College of Arts & Humanities
Compensation and Benefits
The Anticipated Hiring Salary is $80,000 - $85,000 per year and is competitive and negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position.
The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.
This position is a member of the University Advancement division and reports to the Associate Vice President for Development and works in partnership with the dean of the College of Arts and Humanities. The Director of Development is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations. The Director, in partnership with the dean, will plan and implement development and campaign strategies, and assist in strategy conversations on volunteer leadership.
The College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialogue, and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate, and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community. More information can be found on the college’s blog at https://fresnostatecah.com/
- Demonstrated track record in working with individuals and groups, ability to work as a member of a team, recognition of the importance of education to individuals and society.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication skills.
- Highly motivated and proven self-starter, creative and entrepreneurial characteristics.
- Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the university from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Flexibility to travel as needed to develop and maintain relationships.
- Competency and experience with the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, and the internet.
- History of regular attendance and positive performance evaluations.
To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree required from a regionally accredited institution.
- Minimum of four years of increasingly responsible and successful fundraising experience or professional experience with transferable skills such as sales, marketing, or public relations.
- Exposure to management, including budgetary responsibilities.
- Experience with a nonprofit organization.
- Experience with capital/comprehensive campaigns and/or specific experience in major gift solicitation, corporate foundation relations or constituent relations.
- Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:
- Master's or other advanced degree preferred.
- Experience/background in higher education.
- Experience with alumni/donor databases and campus applications such as Advance, Reeher or Raiser’s Edge.
University Advancement fosters pride and connections that result in loyalty and giving for Fresno State. The division works with alumni, friends, and our community to broaden the resources available to the University, thereby strengthening the impact of higher education to prepare the next generation of leaders and to elevate our beloved San Joaquin Valley. Providing engagement opportunities is a primary role of the division, with every interaction focused on increasing loyalty to Fresno State and its mission. University Advancement ensures that a strong brand inspires and deepens the University’s bond with the public it serves. As such, it advances communications that uplift the image and reputation of the University and supports the University’s strategic plan.
Deadline & Application Instructions
Applications received by February 19, 2023 will be given full consideration by the search committee.
- Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.
Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.
California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.
Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.
Equal Employment Opportunity Information
California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.
Vaccination Interim Policy
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/ and questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.
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 may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.
Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.
Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)