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California State University, Fresno
  • Position Number: 2399075
  • Location: Fresno, CA
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising

Director of Development, Lyles College of Engineering

Job No: 503379
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Fresno
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Full Time

Director of Development, Lyles College of Engineering
(Administrator II)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $75,000 - $78,000 per year. Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This full-time, exempt position is in the CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP).

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 Director of Development for Lyles College of Engineering reports to the Associate Vice President for University Development, in close cooperation with the Dean of the Lyles College of Engineering and is a member of the University Advancement team. The incumbent is responsible for managing and facilitating the Lyles College of Engineering efforts in fundraising. The Director of Development is responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations. The Director, in partnership with the Dean, will plan and implement development and campaign strategies on behalf of the Lyles College of Engineering, including providing staff support to one or more volunteer groups.

Key Qualifications
  • Demonstrated track record in working with individuals and groups, ability to work as a member of a team, recognition of the importance of education to individuals and society as a whole;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Highly motivated and proven self-starter, creative and entrepreneurial characteristics;
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the university from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds;
  • Flexibility to travel as needed to develop and maintain relationships;
  • Competency and experience with the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email and the internet;

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

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree required from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Minimum of four years of increasingly responsible and successful fundraising experience or professional experience with transferable skills such as sales, marketing or public relations.
  • Demonstrated track record in working with individuals and groups, ability to work as a member of a team, recognition of the importance of education to individuals and society.
  • Exposure to management, including budgetary responsibilities.
  • Experience with a nonprofit organization.
  • Experience with capital/comprehensive campaigns and/or specific experience in major gift solicitation, corporate foundation relations or constituent relations.

Department Summary

University Advancement's mission is to inspire and increase philanthropy for the University. The division works with alumni, friends and our community to broaden the resources available to Fresno State, thereby strengthening higher education in the Central Valley and elevating our region. Providing engagement opportunities is a primary role of the division, which deepens loyalty to Fresno State and its mission. University Advancement ensures that a strong brand inspires and deepens the University's bond with the public it serves. As such, it advances communications that uplift the image and reputation of the University and supports the University Strategic Plan.

The Lyles College of Engineering is the only publicly supported engineering college in the San Joaquin Valley offering a wide-range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and construction management. The mission of the college includes developing each student's potential to the greatest extent possible, providing a quality engineering education to all students and to serve students from groups that historically have not participated in a university education. With regional industry partners, these programs are linked through cooperative education opportunities, internships, projects, and course assignments.

Academic programs within the college provide support and assistive programs that enhance student comprehension and learning. Through our Pathways: Student Services Program, students can access professional development activities, tutorial services, student clubs and professional societies, and campus referrals for assistance and more. Civil, Geomatics, Electrical, Computer, and Mechanical Engineering are nationally accredited through the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) at the same standards applied to all other engineering schools and colleges nationwide. Construction Management is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).

Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by August 27, 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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