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Assistant Vice President of Advancement Services

California State University- Sacramento
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Oct 21, 2023

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Assistant Vice President of Advancement Services & Prospect Management

Job No: 531388
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Assistant Vice President of Advancement Services & Prospect Management

Classification Title: Administrator III

Posting Details

Priority Application Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023 @ 11:55pm PT (Posting will remain open until filled).

Hiring Preference
Not Applicable

Position Summary

The Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Advancement Services and Prospect Management reports to the Vice President of University Advancement and is a senior leader in the division of University Advancement. The AVP provides direction and leadership to key fundraising service areas including database management, reporting and analysis, prospect management, and financial services support for the University Foundation Board at Sacramento State, while ensuring compliance with institutional, CSU, and regulatory organization guidelines. The AVP cross-collaborates with team members, Foundation leadership and internal end-users to strategically align available resources to create data-driven solutions and help achieve institutional goals.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,250 - $13,000 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,250 - $20,063 per month

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Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Regular (At-Will)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, other hours as required

Department Information

Advancement Services and Stewardship is instrumental to Sacramento State's ability to achieve its outreach, fundraising, event, and stewardship goals. We manage information to better support engagement and fundraising efforts with alumni, faculty and staff, friends, and the community. Our team manages, analyzes, and leverages the data needed to inform organizational strategy through prospect research and management. We are responsible for processing, recording, and acknowledging all philanthropic gifts and for thanking and celebrating the commitments that donors make to Sacramento State.

Required Qualifications

  1. Seven years or more of progressively responsible experience in university advancement or advancement services, specific to data analysis skills, prospect management or research, and advancement services.
  2. The successful candidate must have a proven track record of successfully working with donors and boards, and a strong understanding of board regulations and reporting. Experience in successful relationship building with volunteers, and board members, and in board governance.
  3. Expert level computer skills in Microsoft Office and in-depth knowledge of and experience with databases management and system integrations.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  1. In-depth understanding of database programs and best practices on oversight of systems and strategic approach to system use and implementation.
  2. Knowledge of complex and comprehensive fundraising programs in an academic environment.
  3. Ability to effectively communicate about the institution's management of endowments and other funds.
  4. Ability to work efficiently as a team leader, and contribute to a collaborative environment utilizing exemplary communication and problem-solving skills, as necessary.
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills and highly developed sense of protocol. Ability to establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents.
  6. Must demonstrate integrity and sound judgment in performing duties.
  7. Excellent attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines. Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously, adjusting quickly to changes needed on a daily basis.
  8. Ability to supervise the work of staff and recommend appropriate personnel actions; be able to apply strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills and train and evaluate performance, taking corrective action as needed.
  9. Must demonstrate integrity and sound judgment in performing duties.
  10. Ability to work in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment and stressful situations while maintaining composure and while effectively meeting objectives
  11. Strong written, oral and presentation skills, and ability to accept constructive feedback and work cooperatively in group situations.
  12. This position requires evening and weekend on-call responsibilities. The position also requires possession and maintenance of a valid state driver's license and a safe driving record.

Conditions of Employment

Ability to pass background check

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Master's Degree from an accredited university.
  2. Experience in higher education fundraising is highly desired.
  3. Minimum three years of management experience.

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, Cover Letter

As part of your application, you will be prompted to respond to the following Diversity Statement:

As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse campus community, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive and effective environment for students, staff, faculty and alumni. What contributions are you most proud of that exemplify your awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusionary environment? What have you learned from working with diverse populations? Please limit your response to 500 words.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to" href="">student success," href="">diversity, equity and inclusion," href="">community engagement," href="">philanthropy, and" href="">campus safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:
Per the" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.
Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.
Eligibility Verification
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Advertised: September 19, 2023 (9:30 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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