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Senior Director of Foundation Operations

California State University - Northridge
California, United States
$90,000.00 - $105,000.00
Closing date
Dec 13, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Accounting and Finance
Employment Type
Full Time

University Relations and Advancement is seeking a Senior Director of Foundation Operations! In this position, you will serve as the primary point of contact to support and provide exceptional customer service to internal university partners on day-to-day issues within endowment management, investment reporting, gift agreement review, expenditure budgets, and reports. If you have experience performing responsible fiscal analysis, then we want to hear from you!

At CSUN we aspire to continually grow as an inclusive, cooperative community! 

CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. As a leader you will have the opportunity to thrive in a community in which our leaders share common traits as identified in our Leadership Principles If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place.



Under general supervision of the Associate Vice President of Resource Management, who also serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the California State University, Northridge Foundation, a recognized auxiliary of California State University, Northridge, the Senior Director of Foundation Operations interacts with campus leadership of the University and builds and strengthens ties within and across departments. The incumbent acts as the primary point of contact to support and provide exceptional customer service to internal university partners on day to day issues within the following areas: endowment management, investment reporting, gift agreement review, expenditure budgets and reports.

  • Provides leadership and oversight within the previously identified areas as well as with regard to the division’s fiscal resources, which includes allocation from both the University and the Foundation.
  • Prepares and provides ongoing training and guidance to campus colleagues, including Development Officers, on gift agreement and endowment related topics, including policies, procedures, and processes to promote better understanding of endowment practices, gift agreement requirements, and clear communication with Donors.
  • As a leader, demonstrates a commitment to student success that is mission aligned with the university’s vision, values and priorities. Establishes an ethical and collegial work environment, promoting a collaborative, accountable and inclusive team. Encourages a courageous and resilient solution-oriented environment by participating in new opportunities to further the mission of the university. Participates in developing initiatives that further support the campus mission with a service-oriented and catalytic mind set. Strengthens employees by being communicative and a talent builder that develops team attributes, furthering departmental goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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  • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a job-related field.
  • Equivalent to five (5) years of progressively responsible experience involving the preparation and analysis of a budget including two years of experience independently performing responsible fiscal analysis.
  • Experience working in a University environment to support the overall mission and experience overseeing administrative staff activities in a large department or division is preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Leadership

  • Thorough knowledge of the techniques, methods, and procedures used in the preparation, analysis, and administration of a budget in the fund accounting system. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental budgeting and accounting. Knowledge of the financial management policies and procedures of the State, California State University, and CSU Northridge.
  • Strong customer service orientation with a focus on finding solutions to complex issues. Ability to understand complex processes and use computerized financial systems and spreadsheets to analyze and evaluate fiscal operations.
  • Ability to analyze and maintain the budget and accounting processes of an administrative unit and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with various administrative levels. Ability to speak and write logically and effectively and compile and prepare written analytical reports.
  • Lead diverse teams to support the operational mission and vision of employers by fostering an ethical, inclusive and collegial work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to support ongoing improvement through courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership.
  • Lead varying initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented and communicative approach.
  • Demonstrated commitment to employee development, recognition, and accountability to further operational goals.


Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
  • The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $90,000 to $105,000 per year, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
  • The position is currently hybrid (2 days in office, 3 days remote); however, this is subject to change based on student and/or operational needs.


General Information

  • This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • The person holding this position may be 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:
  • Applications received through (14 business days from posting date) will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
  • 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. To learn more visit our Matadors Forward site:


Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion,  national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

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