Development Associate

California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

Northridge, CA

CSUN's Commitment to You

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

About the University

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

About the Department

The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) includes two venues, a 500-seat auditorium, and the new 1700-seat state of the art proscenium theater/concert hall. The Soraya presents about 50 performances per year of world-class artists of all genres and disciplines. Located in the nation's second largest market, Los Angeles, The Soraya operates at the highest level of professional and artistic excellence.

Major Duties

Under general supervision of the Executive Director, the Development Associate is responsible for fundraising appeals to potential funders identified from ticket-buyer data and renewing donors, not assigned to The Soraya's Director of Development. The incumbent works closely with The Soraya's Marketing team and 3rd party designers to create fundraising collateral; organizes tasks (including compiling and segmenting lists, preparing mail merges, etc.) for direct mail and digital institutional asks; oversees The Soraya's telefunding operation; is responsible for developing the fundraising pipeline and for meeting goals set by the Executive Director and growing The Soraya's fundraising operation; is responsible for Annual Fund renewals for donors not assigned to Director of Development; works closely with the staff to coordinate activities of the Ambassadors and the Executive Director's Circle; coordinates with the Event Manager to oversee follow-up with current and prospective donors who attend Porter Pavilion, The Soraya's preshow VIP lounge; helps with coordinating invoices for donors; and performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a job-related field. Equivalent to three (3) years of full-time, progressively responsible technical, analytical, or administrative experience. Additional fundraising experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required education, on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Working knowledge of Fundraising best practices. Working knowledge of operational analysis and techniques. Ability and specialized skills to expertly investigate and analyze problems with a broad administrative impact and implications. Ability to: oversee and/or train others and provide lead work direction; interpret, and apply a wide variety of policies and procedures to develop conclusions and make recommendations; compile, write and present reports related to program or administrative specialty; communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; and process data through multiple databases.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

The university offers an excellent benefits package.

 

The salary range for this classification is: $3897 - $6846 per month.

The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $3897- $5000, dependent upon qualifications and experience. HOURS: Full-Time; 40 hours per week; Tuesday through Saturday.

REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.

General Information

This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.

 

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

 

The person holding this position may be 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.

How To Apply

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: http://bit.ly/HRCSUN link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.

 

Applications received through May 31, 2019, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.

 

In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

 

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below: www.csun.edu/careers

Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

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