Director of Development, Student Affairs and Scholarships
San Jose State University
Location: San Jose, California
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 532391
The Director of Development for Student Affairs and Scholarships reports to the Executive Director of Development and serves as a member of the Division of Student Affairs leadership team. The incumbent works closely with the Executive Director of Development and Vice President of Student Affairs providing strategic direction and vision for key fundraising priorities related to San José State University’s next comprehensive campaign; works closely with the Vice President for University Advancement on strategies for and contact with high-level donor prospects in the President’s and Vice President’s respective portfolios.
The Director of Development is expected to actively manage a prospect/donor portfolio with annual goals for personal visits and fundraising outcomes based on established metrics; develop and execute sound strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects/donors – initiate contact, develop appropriate timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; work collaboratively with the leadership of colleges, key university donor-centric cultivation and solicitation strategy; work collaboratively with peers in Major Gifts as well as colleagues in Annual Giving, Planned Giving, Principal Gifts, Alumni Association and Corporate and Foundation Relations. This position works with volunteer leadership providing them direction and support in maximizing the college’s major gift fundraising potential; focus on securing funding for the designated priorities including scholarships, student affairs programs, unrestricted support, facility renovations, new facilities and other specified priorities; collaborate with stewardship colleagues with donor stewardship efforts to help promote a culture of gratitude among internal and external constituents.
SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
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