Posted on December 27, 2012
Vice President, University Advancement
California State University, Northridge
California State University, Northridge - Vice President, University Advancement
About the University
California State University, Northridge, long known for the intellectual, social, and cultural relevance of its 171 academic programs and engaged centers, provides an environment conducive to research, experimentation, and creativity, and embraces innovation in community service and hands-on experience and rigor. A University located in a globally diverse region, it is a national leader in preparing teachers for K-12 and first generation college students for graduate studies. Cal State Northridge is a park-like campus located in the San Fernando Valley with 1.8 million people, 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. CSUN has an enrollment of over 36,000 students including 5,000 graduate and 2,000 international students. Cal State Northridge is a welcoming University that values accessibility, academic excellence, and student achievement.
About the Division
The role of University Advancement (UA) is to provide a seamless and coordinated program of outreach that fosters strong relationships with internal and external partners, garnering the support necessary to fulfill the University's mission and accomplish its strategic goals. The mission of UA is to enhance the University's reputation, help build and strengthen its financial resources, and expand its network and influence through strategic communications and the engagement of internal and external stakeholders. UA has broad responsibilities - fundraising, communications/marketing, alumni relations, CSUN Foundation, and government and community relations, and operates in a model that requires and encourages collaboration with partners across campus.
The Vice President for University Advancement is the chief strategist in seeking external philanthropic support for the University. The successful candidate reports to the President and will have responsibility for institutional advancement, annual and deferred giving, major gifts, alumni relations, community and donor relations, corporate and foundation relations, public relations, strategic communications, foundation accounting, and governmental affairs. The selected individual will also serve as President of the University Foundation. The University is in a period of rapid expansion of its fundraising potential, and this position plays a vital role in developing and/or enhancing long-term relationships between the University and a broad array of constituents and supporters of the University. The selected candidate will work closely with Vice Presidents and Deans to develop strategies and programs to effectively support units and the University as a whole. The Vice Preside nt works closely with the President in major fundraising efforts and, collaborates with advancement staff at the CSU Chancellor's Office with regard to current and projected advancement and communication priorities and strategies. The position serves as a member of the President's Cabinet and will play a major role in the University's leadership team by generating programs and obtaining additional resources that will enable continuing progress toward the University's objectives.
At minimum, a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required. At least five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the advancement and/or related field required. Experience with fundraising for higher education within a well established, comprehensive development program and experience in leadership of an effective public relations program or non-profit sector strongly desired. Understanding of the full spectrum of fundraising programs including annual programs, planned/deferred giving, grants development, and individual, corporate, and foundation gifts is a must. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent communication, managerial, and human relations skills to effectively represent the University to internal and external constituents, and to provide dynamic leadership and technical expertise to the University Advancement Division. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population, and a high level of personal integrity, diploma cy, discretion, and tact are necessary.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is dependent upon qualifications. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
Effective Date of Appointment: This position is available immediately.
A thorough background investigation will be conducted for the selected candidate. The background investigation may include, but is not limited to, the processing of fingerprints through Live Scan for criminal record review, financial background, experience, degree(s) and/or certification(s). An offer of employment may or may not be extended based upon the results of these verifications. This position is also 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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.
Candidates should submit a cover letter and current resume including names and contact information of three (3) professional references, and salary history for the last three (3) years. Review of applications will continue until position is filled. Submit application by mail or email to:
Barbara Gross, Office of the President
California State University, Northridge
Vice President for University Advancement Search
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8230
Email address: Barbara.Gross@csun.edu
Initial review begins January 22, 2013 and will continue until position is filled.
For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit: http://www-admn.csun.edu/ohrs/employment/