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Development Associate

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/28/23

Job Description

Development Associate

Job No: 521586
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Temporary, Full Time

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Development for the College of Business (COB), this position serves as the Development Associate for COB. The Development Associate will build and maintain a portfolio of prospects, directly soliciting gifts to support the COB, qualify and cultivate relationships with college alumni, corporations, foundations, volunteers, and external constituents. Additionally, the Development Associate will steward COB donors, and provide administrative assistance and support at alumni, donor, and prospect events. This position will coordinate with the COB scholarship liaison on the scholarship process and donor relations, writing relevant materials in support of fundraising initiatives, and manage the planning and implementation of development events in support of college departments, schools, and programs. The development associate will manage and supervise student assistant(s) and/or student intern(s). The Development Associate will support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, first-generation students, veteran students, and offer CSULB students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning the quality of campus life.
Key Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Director of Development, maintain a portfolio of donor prospects and solicit annual leadership and major gifts from individuals, private foundations, and companies with the expectation of raising a minimum of $100,000 annually. In addition, conduct qualification activities and prospect research on behalf of the Director of Development.
  • Works with the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office, the COB scholarship team, COB Financial Resources Review Committee, and COB academic departments to coordinate the donor relations portion of the scholarship process.
  • Write thank you letters, design and produce donor centric marketing collateral and publications (e.g., impact reports, proposals, case statements), including digital collateral (e.g., social media, website), and other relevant materials in support of fundraising initiatives.
  • Project and administrative support, including but not limited to, basic clerical functions, event and project coordination, and prospect research.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail. Handles tasks with grace and committed to providing quality customer service. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Strong work ethic and professionalism complimented by a positive attitude, openness, flexibility, and integrity. Understanding and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access practices. Ability to make cold calls to various prospects and constituents. Ability to solicit a donation both verbally and in writing via email and/or letter. Ability to travel locally to meet with donors and prospective donors. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a variety of people—volunteers, prospects, donors, faculty, staff, students, and vendors. Ability to be discrete in handling confidential information. Ability to perform clerical work involving sound judgment, accuracy, and efficiency. Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with program staff, academic departments, the URD Vice President's office, and a variety of offices and individuals on and off campus. Working knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, databases, e-mail, webpages, online graphic design tools, and social media.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field and two (2) years of related experience required. Higher Education and fundraising experience preferred.
Licenses / Certificates

Valid CA Driver's license required.

University Development

Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Nonexempt

The targeted salary may be set as high as $4,818 per month based on experience. The salary range for this classification is $3,518 to $6,791 per month.

Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base

Full-time temporary position for one (1) year with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application. Cover letter required to apply.
Additional Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Application Closes: Dec 06, 2022 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.