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Lead Gift Processor (Accounting Technician III)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fullerton
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time

Job Title

Lead Gift Processor

Classification

Accounting Technician III

AutoReqId

537311

Department

Central Development

Sub-Division

Vice President, University Advancement

Salary Range

Classification Range $3,968 - $6,964 per month

(Hiring range depending on qualifications, not anticipated to exceed $3,968 - $4,214 per month)

Appointment Type

Temporary

Time Base

Full Time

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM; This is a temporary position to end on or before June 30, 2025, with a possibility of renewal on an annual basis if funds or program needs exist. Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

About CSUF

Standing on 241 acres in the heart of Southern California, the University was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 40,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California’s revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty, and administrators through orientations, training programs, and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, the Arboretum and Botanical Garden at Cal State Fullerton, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Job Summary

It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive university that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff, and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from various career disciplines that share the University’s mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.  

About the Position: 

A strong foundation of supporters is essential to enhancing academic innovation, empowering students, transforming campus structures, and enriching the community. Through gifts large and small, Cal State Fullerton elevates the potential of our remarkable students. The office of Central Development is dedicated to increasing community, tradition, and contributions to the University by working together with the campus community. We seek an exceptional individual to join our team as the Lead Gift Processor (Accounting Technician III). The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Reporting to the Director of Gift Compliance and Data Services, the Lead Gift Processor oversees all activities related to gift processing. This includes executing established policies and procedures for the successful recording, maintenance, receipting, documenting, and collection of private gifts and grants to CSU Fullerton and its Colleges, Departments, and Programs. The Lead Gift Processor also ensures the quality of gift record data and oversees customer service related to the University’s charitable contributions. Coordinates the day-to-day gift processing activities and ensures accuracy and timeliness of these processes, assess and recommends areas of improvement, including the development and modification of department data standards, and implementing more automated processes for consistency. Daily responsibilities include preparing, reviewing, and consolidating deposits, as well as serving as the main liaison for the CSUF foundation. Additionally, the Lead Gift Processor oversees gift processes to ensure all charitable contributions to the university are completed in a complete, prompt manner, following IRS and Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) guidelines and respecting donors' intentions. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications

Four years of progressively responsible financial record-keeping experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities. Comprehensive knowledge of financial record-keeping, mathematical and general office methods, procedures, and practices; and basic knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Ability to interpret and apply a wide variety of written rules and regulations. Ability to maintain accounting records for funds, programs, or activities involving multiple transactions. Ability to Compile, verify, and reconcile financial data. Ability to use current computer word processing and spreadsheet software programs, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems and/or other types of records management systems, such as student accounting, cashiering, and student financial aid. Ability to Investigate and resolve errors and discrepancies. Ability to read and interpret computer-generated reports.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to complete the background check satisfactorily may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.  

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a higher education environment with emphasis on gift processing in an advancement or development office. Experience with a fundraising database such as Blackbaud. A fundamental understanding of fundraising and how it relates to the various departments internally and externally of University Advancement.

License/Certifications

A Valid California Driver's License.

Special Working Conditions

Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

Additional Information

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment where students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
 
If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as a Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant, or Student Assistant position.
 
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

Employee/applicant who applies for a position may be required to successfully complete job-related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.  

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration. 
 
California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e., H1-B Visas).

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