San Diego State University is the oldest and largest higher education institution in the San Diego region. Since its founding in 1897, SDSU has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including in terms of race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.
SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
Each position is in the Management Personnel Plan (Administrator II) and earns management benefits including medical, dental, vision, $100,000 life insurance plan, and the CalPERS pension plan. For more information on benefits included for this position please see our benefits summaries.
Three positions available: Senior Director of Development, College of Arts and Letters, Senior Development Director, College of Business Administration and Senior Director of Development, Professional Studies and Fine Arts
The Senior Director of Development reports to the Associate Vice President for University Development and is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing a comprehensive development program for the assigned college and strategic initiatives, as defined by the Dean of the College.
The Senior Director of Development will oversee the process of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects for identified priorities and interdisciplinary initiatives. The incumbent will focus on securing corporate, individual, and foundation support at the major gift level and will work closely with the Dean of the college and appropriate School and Program Directors to maximize the gift potential of identified prospects.
The Senior Director of Development, Professional Studies and Fine Arts, will supervise an Associate Director of Development who will manage a portfolio of major gift prospects and a Development Coordinator who will secure leadership annual gifts as well as provide administrative support to the team. Finally, the incumbent will provide strategic direction to the Development Coordinator for the department of Hotel Management and Tourism and the College's Marketing Director.
The Senior Director of Development, College of Business Administration will supervise the Director of Development, the Associate Director of Development and a Development Coordinator who will provide administrative support to the team.
The Senior Director of Development, College of Arts and Letters will be supported by a Development Coordinator who will provide administrative support.
The competitive salary is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
Front-line Fundraising Responsibilities
Work with the Dean, faculty, administrators and development professionals to develop gift opportunities and secure private support from individuals, foundations and corporations for the assigned college. Develop and manage a portfolio of major gift prospects. Oversee the process and strategy development for identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and planned gifts for assigned priorities. Represent the university to internal and external constituencies. Ensure all development activities are conducted in accordance to the fund-raising policies and procedures of CSU, SDSU, The Campanile Foundation, and University Development.
Development Management, Strategy, Logistics and Staff Management
Advise, guide, prepare and debrief academic and volunteer leaders in carrying out their development responsibilities. Coordinate activities with central development programs including prospect management, research, communications, donor relations and annual/leadership giving. Oversee the creation of giving opportunities, concept papers and cases for support for assigned priorities. Serve as an active and contributing member at the Major Gift Strategy Sessions and Priority & Prospect Management meetings. Participate in campus committees requiring a development representative as requested.
Special projects as assigned.