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California State University, Sacramento
  • Position Number: 3244714
  • Location: Sacramento , CA
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising

Principal Gifts and Campaign Assistant

Job No: 515946
Work Type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Full Time

Principal Gifts & Campaign Assistant

Administrative Analyst Specialist - Non-Exempt

Posting Details

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 11:55 pm PST

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

This position provides administrative support for the day-to-day and long-range operations of the Principal Gifts and Campaign department, including event management, calendaring, budget management support, prospect research and data management, and stewardship and engagement support. The Principal Gifts & Campaign Assistant must be very organized with attention to detail and have strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work well with others and promote collaboration and communication within the division. This position reports directly to the Executive Director of Principal Gifts & Campaign.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,288 - $6,347 per month

Hiring Range: $3,288 - $4,800 per month, commensurate with candidate's experience, education, skills and training

Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Regular (probationary)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months

Work Hours: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm. Must be available to work evenings and weekends and on-call responsibilities as needed.

Department Information

University Advancement serves as the philanthropic arm of the University and is responsible for building and fostering strong, effective alumni, donor, and community relations to secure private resources in support of the University's priorities, academic programs, capital projects, and student scholarships. University Advancement is responsible for alumni relations, donor and alumni communications, charitable gifts to the institution, as well as corporate and foundation partnerships with a wide variety of constituents. University Advancement is also the official liaison to auxiliary organizations affiliated with the University, including the University Foundation at Sacramento State and the Sacramento State Alumni Association.

Sacramento State embarked upon its first comprehensive campaign, On the Rise: A Campaign for Sacramento State, to transform the University, create new possibilities, and elevate our students and the region to a new level of excellence. With a goal to raise $225M by 2023, Principal Gifts and Campaign is responsible for the day-to-day management and support of the campaign and advocates for the University's vision through securing transformative philanthropic support.

Minimum Qualifications

Entry to this classification requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

Required Qualifications
  1. Computer proficiency with proven ability to use standard office software (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite), internet search engines, and database applications
  2. Knowledge of philanthropic principles and practices
  3. Ability to effectively handle interpersonal interactions at all levels (e.g. campus community, donors, volunteers, alumni, high-profile officials) and handle highly sensitive interpersonal situations.
  4. Experience in maintaining monitoring, and tracking a department's budget and assisting with the development of an annual budget
  5. Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and facilitation skills
  6. Effective analytical skills with the ability write concise, detailed, and accurate reports
  7. Strong verbal and written communication skills
  8. Organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  9. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  10. Ability to deal with confidential matters with tact and sensitivity

Work Schedule Requirements:
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

Condition of Employment
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in a similar position
  2. Knowledge of the higher education environment, particularly in the areas of principal and major gift fundraising, and campaign planning
  3. Experience in event planning or similar field
  4. Experience with project management systems
  5. Experience with AdobeSign, OnBase, and/or other tools
  6. Experience in using PeopleSoft/CFS/FDW Finance, fundraising software including Reeher, Advance, or another CRM, and CMS Human Resource applications
  7. Event/Program administration experience
  8. Bachelor's degree in a related field

Required Licenses/Certifications


Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and cover letter. Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

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 student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and 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:
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
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, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, 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 U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (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: June 28, 2022 (8:25 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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