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Associate Director, Gift and Fund Administration (Administrator I)

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Diego
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Full Time

University Relations and Development (URAD) at San Diego State University is committed to upholding, as a foundational belief, a supportive working environment of inclusion that values, honors, and respects all members of our team and the University community. We strive to engage in and promote the fair and equitable recruitment and training of URAD staff members, develop meaningful relationships with all groups in our diverse campus community, and share philanthropic stories that highlight the impact of and opportunity for diverse giving by our SDSU community.

URAD firmly believes that an inclusive environment facilitates critical and creative thinking, and that differences in identities, values, beliefs, and perspectives are fundamental to our mission of generating philanthropic support for the university and its student body. Within URAD, the term diversity implies a respect for all and an understanding of individual differences and other characteristics protected by applicable state or federal law, so that all members of the community are treated at all times with dignity and respect. We value diversity and inclusion in the working environment and believe it is vital to the fulfillment of the university’s mission.

URAD had another record-setting fundraising year with $133.2M total raised. Other superlatives in 2020-2021 include: 19,763 total gifts, 2,207 scholarships awarded and 3,527 first-time donors. The latest fundraising success can be credited to the university’s goal of building a world-class university campus, research center, and multi-use stadium in Mission Valley to serve higher education, the public good, and the community’s goals and aspirations.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Gift and Fund Administration, the Associate Director of Gift and Fund Administration helps to ensure the accuracy of the financial and gift reporting and the integrity of the financial systems for the Campanile Foundation and University Relations and Development. The incumbent will serve as a liaison with the development team, faculty, staff and fund managers to ensure that gift funds are properly documented and processed as well as used in compliance with donor intent as outlined in the gift agreements. The incumbent coordinates efforts and collaborates with The Campanile Foundation staff responsible for gift administration, gift agreements, fund administration and fund audits.

Working closely with development staff, the Associate Director will be responsible for managing the proposal approval process to ensure requested gifts have the appropriate department and campus approvals prior to submission to the donor. 

For more information regarding University Relations and Development, please click here.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Five years of experience working with senior administration, trustees, and/or major gift donors

Licenses and Certifications Required

  • Valid California driver’s license within 10 days of hire

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising principles and practices
  • Knowledge of SDSU and CSU policies and procedures applicable to endowment funds, endowed chairs and gift-related namings
  • Knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources
  • Knowledge and experience interpreting and applying state and federal laws and TCF policies, procedures, guidelines, spending policies, protocols pertaining to gift funds and endowment administration and thorough understanding of TCF fee structure as it pertains to gift funds

 

Compensation and Benefits

San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:

  • Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;
  • Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;
  • An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; and
  • California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent

CSU Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine. 

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university’s secure online health portal prior to beginning work.  Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU’s COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 6, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by June 5, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

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. 

All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Casie Martinez at cmartinez12sdsu.edu.

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