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Senior Philanthropy Officer (Administrator II)

Apply now Job no: 516425
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Chico
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Full Time
Position Description

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Job/Department Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Director of Philanthropy | Colleges and Units, and in close consultation with the appropriate college deans, the Senior Philanthropy Office is responsible for planning and implementing individual, multi-year, major gift, and annual leadership giving fund-raising efforts for the colleges. This position is responsible for the identification, qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospective and current donors. The successful candidate will be a hands-on major gift and annual leadership gift officer with demonstrated fund-raising experience and capable of handling a portfolio of 150 + suspects and prospects. In addition to front-line fundraising, the director will collaborate with fellow Philanthropy Officers, outreach coordinators and central advancement staff in prospect research, stewardship, and the annual fund. This position expected to secure a minimum of $1.5 million in gifts through a combination of cash, in-kind and bequest gifts.

Mandatory Vaccinations:

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption.  Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.

Preferences:

Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills: 

  • Bilingual in Spanish.
  • Experience in campaign fund-raising or development, volunteer management, and/or prior employment at an institution of higher education.
  • Possess a Master’s Degree.
  • Chico State Alumni.

Required Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
• A minimum of seven-years-experience in major gift, principal gift and annual leadership gift fund-raising for higher education or the non-profit sector.
• Demonstrated successful experience soliciting and procuring five, six, seven figure major gifts.
• Experience developing written proposals and presentations for major gift solicitations.

Time Base: Full-time

Pay Plan: 12/12

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8-5pm (Remote work may be available)

Salary and Benefits Information:

Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. (Anticipated hiring salary not to exceed:  $115,000 per year).

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance).  For more information please visit https://www.calstate.edu/csu-system/careers/benefits/Documents/employee-benefits-summary.pdf

Additional Information:

California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines.

The duties of this position will include participation in a decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, this is a “designated position” under the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code and the incumbent will be required to file a Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. (Group Category-Advancement/Development - Director (all levels, all colleges) CAT-02

The person holding this position is considered a “Limited 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.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century. 

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that California State University, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus. 

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Chico State is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 08/16/22. Applications received after that date may be considered.)

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