Associate Vice President for Development
California State University, Fresno - Fresno, CA

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Job ID: 11632


Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

This position reports to the Vice President for University Advancement and is responsible for managing and coordinating Fresno State's comprehensive development program.

Position Summary
The Associate Vice President for Development reports to the Vice President for University Advancement and is a member of the university management team leading Fresno State in its first comprehensive campaign. The development staff reporting to the Associate Vice President includes the Director of Planned Giving, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Executive Director of Advancement Services, and ten Directors of Development in the eight schools and colleges, library and Student Affairs. The AVP works as well with the respective deans and program managers and coordinates with development staff in Athletics. The AVP will manage the ongoing campaign; coordinate campaign strategies and initiatives with senior program directors and management; work closely with university leadership on strategic issues; oversee campaign reporting; identify, cultivate, and solicit major donor prospects; prepare and monitor major gift proposals; staff campaign committees and provide support for volunteers; and train volunteers and staff in fundraising strategy and policies.

  • A baccalaureate degree (Master's or other advanced academic degree preferred).
  • At least eight years of progressively responsible experience in building and managing fundraising programs, preferably in higher education, including successful major gift solicitation.
  • Demonstrated success working with faculty, deans, administrative leaders, and volunteers.
  • Leadership experience with a capital campaign having a goal of $50 million or greater.
  • Experience leading a full pledged fundraising staff.
  • Reputation as an effective manager with superior organizational, collaborative and team-building skills.
  • Excellence as a strategist who can articulate vision, educate various audiences and inspire action.
  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, students, staff and volunteers from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Familiarity with and competence in usage of alumni-donor database systems (knowledge of Sungard Advance a plus).
  • Professionally active and a recognized leader as a fundraising.
Filing Deadline
Applications received by February 6, 2011 will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or search committee. Qualified applicants received after that date will be forwarded upon request to the hiring manager and/or search committee.

Application Procedures
Individuals interested in being considered for this position should submit an on-line application and attach the following supporting documents: 1) resume, 2) letter of interest which includes a narrative detailing how the candidate fulfills each of the required and preferred items listed under Qualifications, and 3) names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide current assessments of the candidate's qualifications for the position.

Pursuant to Executive Order 883, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.

How To Apply
To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at: .

Other Requirements
Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.

Background investigations will be conducted, as required, depending upon the job requirements of a position. These could include, but are not limited to, processing of fingerprints through the Department of Justice and degree and license verifications. An offer of employment may or may not be extended based upon the results of these verifications.

California State University, Fresno annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Police Department or by accessing the following web site:

Other Applicant Information
A current listing of available staff and management employment opportunities may be accessed through Fresno State JOBS at (559) 278-2360 or online at .

Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application materials via automatic email reply. In addition, qualified applicants will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

This is a full-time management position covered by the California State University Management Personnel Plan. Under this plan, employees are subject to management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President of that campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment on the basis of protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders.

Further, California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.

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