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Annual Giving Associate

Company: California State University, Sacramento
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:


Annual Giving Associate

Job No: 520750
Work Type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Full Time

Working Title: Annual Giving Associate

Classification Title: Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Exempt I

Posting Details

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday November 27, 2022 @ 11:55pm PST

Hiring Preference


Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

As a key member of the Annual Giving team, the Annual Giving Associate contributes to the development, coordination, and execution of a complex and comprehensive, multichannel annual giving program for the University through e-solicitations, telemarketing, direct mail, peer-to-peer and face-to-face solicitations, stewardship measures, and digitally-driven efforts. The Annual Giving Associate provides vital support to giving day and crowdfunding efforts, and performs data review, reporting, and analysis to make recommendations and to assist with data-driven outreach and fundraising strategies to maximize results. The Annual Giving Associate reports to the Executive Director of Annual Giving Programs and Special Projects.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime compensation)

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,170 - $7,545 per month

Hiring Range: $4,170 - $4,583 per month, commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skill and training.

Salary Grade/Range: 2

Recruitment Type: Regular (Probationary)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm; Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Department Information

Annual Giving is responsible for creating and executing the University's multi-faceted annual giving program with the goal of engaging various constituencies of Sacramento State, including alumni, faculty & staff (current and emeritus), students, and community members to maximize fundraising for university-wide priorities, Colleges and departments, and current expenditure funds across campus. Annual Giving is also responsible for leadership annual giving programs, pipeline development, giving days, crowdfunding, philanthropic education, and optimizing cultivation and stewardship strategies to secure commitments at the leadership annual giving level, and to identify prospects for major gifts. Embedded in Annual Giving is the Advancement Communications team consisting of a graphic designer and advancement writer who provide design and writing support for the entire division. They are responsible for developing and executing a strategic communications plan and for creating the accompanying designs, collateral, assets, and messaging to support the outreach, engagement, and fundraising efforts of University Advancement that align with the University priorities and brand.

Minimum Qualifications

Entry to this classification requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

Required Qualifications

1. Demonstrated experience in fundraising, marketing and communications, proposal writing, and/or demonstrated success in an annual giving program.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

2. Working knowledge of and ability to apply standard theories, principles, practices, and techniques applicable to fundraising, annual giving, communications, marketing, and audience engagement to develop conclusions and make recommendations.

3. Thorough knowledge of policies, procedures, and outside regulations pertaining to fundraising and advancement, and of direct mail, telemarketing, face-to-face, peer-to-peer, and online solicitation techniques.

4. Working knowledge of operational and fiscal analysis and techniques. Budget management skills with strong attention to detail.

5. Knowledge of marketing and demographics, with demonstrated ability in statistical and data analysis.

6. Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various high-pressure situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved, make independent decisions, exercise sound judgment, and meet stated objectives.

7. Skill in the research, development and evaluation of solicitation approaches, including skill in the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of giving and behavioral data to develop sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations on future appeals and approaches.

8. Expertise in investigating and analyzing problems with a broad administrative impact and implications. Ability to anticipate problems and address them proactively.

9. Strong written and oral communication skills.

10. Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret, organize, and present information and ideas in written or presentation form, with the ability to be persuasive about philanthropic support for higher education and represent the University in public forums.

11. Excellent interpersonal skills with a highly developed sense of protocol and experience in building successful relationships (i.e. with prospects, volunteers, board members). Ability to collaborate and partner with internal and external constituencies to address needs and issues or to implement new processes and programs.

12. Ability to train, coordinate, and motivate staff, student employees, volunteers, and advisory groups; including taking appropriate corrective action when needed.

13. Proficiency with standard office software and hardware.

Work Schedule Requirements:

14. Ability to perform evening and weekend on-call responsibilities, especially related to events and tabling.

15. Ability to travel for development and program purposes

Condition of Employment:

  • Ability to pass a background check
    Preferred Qualifications

    1. Experience working in an annual giving program in a higher education environment.

    2. Experience with Advance Web or comparable constituent database or CRM.

    3. Event planning experience.

    4. Multichannel communications experience/writing experience.
    Documents Needed to Apply
    Resume, cover letter.

    Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

    About Sac State

    Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: "As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement." As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

    As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

    To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

    Background Check Disclaimer

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:
    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. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to hr-empservices@csus.edu
    Out of State Employment Policy

    Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on 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.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

    It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/internal/your-hr/benefits/reasonable-accomodation.html.

    The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit https://www.csus.edu/compliance/hr-compliance/mandatory-dhr-training.html .

    Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.csus.edu/clery .
    The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.
    Eligibility Verification
    Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa).

    Note to Applicants:

    Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.


    Advertised: November 08, 2022 (8:15 AM)
    Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

    To apply, visit https://careers.csus.edu/en-us/job/520750/annual-giving-associate



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