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California State University, Long Beach
  • Position Number: 2643664
  • Location: Long Beach, CA
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising

Senior Director Of Development, College Of Engineering

Job no: 507140
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Long Beach
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Full Time

Job Summary

The Senior Director of Development for the College of Engineering is responsible for securing major gifts of $25,000+ with a focus on gifts above $100,000 including principal gifts at $1-million+ for the university with a specific focus on the College of Engineering as well as corporate partners across the University. This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Development and will work directly with the college dean and faculty to provide strategic leadership to generate an increasing number and amount of major and principal gifts while assessing philanthropic giving priorities and matching them to potential prospects to benefit the college and university. The Senior Director of Development for the College of Engineering will serve as the primary development officer engaged in donor identification, prospecting, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and communication for gifts more than $100,000. As an integral part of the division of URD, the Senior Director of Development for the College of Engineering will work to foster lasting relationships between the university and its benefactors, promoting positive attitudes toward private support among current and prospective major, principal and planned gift donors.

Key Responsibilities

Identify, cultivate, and solicit major gifts of $25,000+ with a focus on gifts above $100,000 including principal gifts at $1-million+ from individuals, corporations and foundations to support the College of Engineering and university.
Facilitate university-wide collaboration amongst corporate donors that support multiple colleges.
Provide direction to the units' assigned development staff.
Manage strategic volunteer development opportunities for major gift prospects.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the solicitation process in an educational environment. Proficient in identifying and building a pipeline of future donors. Ability to create major and principal gift philanthropic priorities with the College leadership and create development strategies for success. Excellent planning, organizing, and problem solving skills. Strong competency in oral and written communication. Effective supervisor in managing college's development office and its staff. Ability to work independently without close supervision. self direction in the initiation, coordination, and completion of tasks is essential.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree and 7 years of demonstrated successful major gift fundraising experience including donor identification, cultivation, and solicitation. Experience in higher education preferred. Valid California driver's license.


College of Engineering


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month, and excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance, educational fee waiver, and retirement benefits.

Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.

Additional Information

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.

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 satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.

Equal Employment Statement

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at (562) 985-4101.

Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

Advertised: Nov 15, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Dec 13, 2021 (11:55 PM) Pacific Standard Time

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