Job Details

California State University, Fresno
  • Position Number: 2504156
  • Location: Fresno, CA
  • Position Type: Communications - Public Relations and Advertising

Ag One/Jordan College Development and Program Specialist

Job No: 503774
Work Type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Full Time

Ag One/Jordan College Development and Program Specialist
(Public Affairs/Communications Specialist II)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $3,515 - $3,867 per month

Full Classification Salary Range: $3,515 - $6,358 per month
  • This is a full-time, probationary, exempt position.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.

Job Summary

The Program Specialist is an integral part of a small team dedicated to support, benefit and promote the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, its programs and activities through the Ag One/Jordan College Development office. The team manages and administers the Ag One Foundation, a California 501 (c) 3 and all facets of fund raising and constituent relations for the Jordan College. The Program Specialist is responsible for planning and executing a broad range of alumni and friends special events, a broad range of marketing and communications including writing and producing a monthly newsletter, website content and social media activities. This is done in collaboration with the Ag One board of directors and colleagues from the Jordan College and Fresno State. This work will lead to identifying and engaging prospects to advance the philanthropic priorities of the Jordan College.

The Program Specialist reports to the Ag One Executive Director/Senior Director of Development and provides program administration and support to the Executive Director/Senior Director, Director of Development, Ag One board, volunteers and stakeholders of the Jordan College.

Key Qualifications
  • Competency and experience with the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Gmail, Adobe, Publisher, Photoshop (or other image editing tools), social media platforms, and the internet.
  • Thorough knowledge of and the ability to effectively use communication outlets, media, and marketing materials
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to adapt in the ever-changing technologically driven environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with audiences throughout various levels of an organization from volunteers to contributors to executive leadership, etc.
  • Experience in fundraising, marketing, public relations or membership or customer based organization and/or experience working in the agricultural industry strongly preferred

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.

Education and Experience
  • A Bachelor's degree
  • Two years of experience in special event planning and executing.

Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by September 24, 2021 will be given full consideration by the search committee. Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click Apply Now to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resume/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.

Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

Equal Employment Opportunity Information

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 Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

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 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

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