Associate Vice President for University Development

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

University Advancement

Administrator III


Leads and manages a growing and comprehensive fundraising program including supervision of annual, leadership annual, planned, major, corporate and foundation, and principal giving. Oversees the Advancement Operations functions which include (but are not limited to) fundraising program evaluation, major gift infrastructure, donor stewardship, the Raiser’s Edge constituent database, and prospect research. Responsible for the establishment and oversight of a comprehensive moves management process that includes, but is not limited to, the responsibility of building director of development portfolios of current and prospective donors, removing barriers from directors of development to prioritize cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors, and ensuring processes that provide a healthy pipeline of prospective donors.

Coordinates fundraising efforts across campus and ensures that fundraising activities happening within other campus divisions are operating in accordance with both University and CSU Channel Islands Foundation processes and policies. Works closely with the Vice President for University Advancement, the Director of Advancement Budget & Planning, and Executive Assistant to the Vice President in supporting CSUCI Foundation Board fundraising activities and initiatives. Provides leadership in building an institutional culture of philanthropy, implementing a strategic plan for philanthropy, creating a communication plan for philanthropy, and strengthening the infrastructure to support philanthropy at CSUCI. Assesses donor cultivation and solicitation activities and provides training, guidance, and motivation to increase the frequency and effectiveness of donor and prospect interactions, alumni engagement activities and serves as a resource for development of effective prospect management strategies. Creates an overall fundraising plan for the Division, ensuring implementation, monitoring, tracking, and evaluation of effectiveness toward goals. Aids in the creation and updating of processes and policies related to the CI Foundation as well as giving and fundraising activities across campus. Supports events as directed by the Vice President for University Advancement and other related duties as assigned.

Take an active role in helping to embed the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of University work, in every division, and participate at least once annually in professional and/or leadership development opportunities that will contribute to campus efforts to advance racial and social justice in and through education at CSUCI and beyond.


Bachelor's degree required. Must have a minimum of five years’ experience in fundraising management or similar position preferably within higher education. Previous experience in managing comprehensive/capital fundraising campaigns is preferred.

Must have proven skills as a strategist with the ability to craft and articulate a vision and plan for the future, to engage peers, supervisors, and subordinates in that vision, and to build and institutionalize an organization capable of fulfilling that vision. The intellectual depth, maturity, wisdom, and collaborative skills to garner the trust of the Vice President for University Advancement, the President, members of the President’s Cabinet, faculty, staff, alumni, and other constituents. Superior interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability and experience working with a wide variety and cross section of stake holders. A team builder who creates a collaborative and collegial work environment that fosters productive working relationships among staff members and with clients. Ability to successfully guide fundraising and donor engagement initiatives that include multiple areas across campus. A commitment to creating an open and transparent fundraising and development operation programs that provide the campus with information on objectives, priorities, goals, and targets. Strong employee development and performance management skills. Ability to work cooperatively with donors, faculty, campus administrators, alumni, volunteers, and others. Strong analytical skills and a demonstrated competence in designing, planning, and managing successful fundraising and alumni relations plans, preferably in a higher education setting. Ability to provide effective leadership in all phases of development operations.

Travel and attendance to various functions, events, meetings, and conferences is required. Must have a valid driver's license and be able to travel to meet with volunteers and donors on evenings and weekends if needed.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. 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 position.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘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.

California State University Channel Islands has partnered with Aspen Leadership Group in the search for an Associate Vice President for Development. You may view the position prospectus or submit an application via this link: https://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com/opportunities/1287

Hiring Range:  $11,667 - $12,500 per month

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California State University Channel Islands is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process, please contact Human Resources Programs (805) 437-8490.

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