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,
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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 &
- 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
- This position is a sensitive position as designated by the
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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: csun.edu/careers
- 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
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