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Director of Development, College of the Arts

California State University, Long Beach
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Dec 8, 2022

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Position Type
Programs, Other Programs
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Development, College of the Arts

Job No: 521108
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Long Beach
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Full Time

Job Summary

The Director of Development for the College of the Arts (COTA) is responsible for securing philanthropic funds to support specific programs and activities in COTA. Working with the Dean, this position provides leadership and day to day management of an integrated program of development activities for the College of the Arts six academic units, as well as the Carpenter Performing Arts Center(CPAC) and the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum (KCAM). The Director will work closely with department chairs, school directors and faculty members, and will partner with the Dean on developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising strategy.
Key Responsibilities
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit philanthropic gifts of $25,000 and greater from individuals, corporations and foundations.
  • In partnership with the College Dean, support the College leadership team in: ensuring equitable development experiences, strengthening inclusion, and promoting a culture of inclusivity and belonging that embraces the contributions of all Beach community members.
  • Liaise with COTA faculty and staff to build upon established partnerships, seeking to steward and expand donor activities in alignment with area-specific and college-wide needs.
  • Liaise with CPAC and KCAM directors to address fundraising needs specific to those areas while simultaneously fostering integration with the larger College development plan.
  • Work with the Vice President and Associate Vice President for Development within University Relations and Development, the Dean of the College of the Arts, and the College's Chairs and Directors to identify college philanthropic priorities and opportunities, and to create successful development strategies, as well as to develop and manage stewardship activities.
  • Work with various constituents included businesses, community organizations, and community leaders to develop strategic objectives that will result in philanthropic partnerships benefiting the College of the Arts.
  • Provide direction to the College of Arts assigned development staff.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the solicitation process in an educational environment. Ability to sustain and create excellent donor, alumni relations, or similar constituent based-relationship skills with superior working knowledge of the principles and practices of university development, the visual and performing arts, and alumni relations. Effective and compelling verbal communication skills to make persuasive oral presentations to senior management and internal and external constituencies, and to conduct participatory meetings, gain acceptance of decisions, and to advise and collaborate with others. Proficient in identifying and building a pipeline of future donors. Ability to create major gift philanthropic priorities with the College leadership and create development strategies for success. Excellent planning, organizing, and problem-solving skills. Strong competency in oral and written communication. Effective supervisor in managing college's development office and its staff. Ability to work independently without close supervision. Self-direction in the initiation, coordination, and completion of tasks is essential.

Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous skills development and implementation; model inclusive behaviors, and proactively manage bias. Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of demonstrated successful major gift fundraising experience including donor identification, cultivation, and solicitation.
  • Experience in higher education preferred.
Licenses / Certificates

Valid California driver's license required.

College of the Arts (COTA)

The salary range for this position is $91,068 to $136,608 per year. The hiring range is $100,000 to $114,000 per year-based on experience.

Administrator II

This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month, and excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance, educational fee waiver, and retirement benefits.
Application Procedures

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Additional Information

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.

CSU Vaccination Policy

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 from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, 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" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

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Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

Application Closes: Dec 07, 2022 (11:55 PM)

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