Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations

Apply now Job no: 539750
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Job No: 539750; 5/16/2024



California State University, Los Angeles, invites applications for the above Administrator II position.


The University: California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system.  The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. We offer nationally recognized programs and our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, and service.


As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving (HSI) and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-serving institution (AANAPISI), Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.


The Position: Reporting to the Executive Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations, the incumbent will assist the Executive Director and the university in securing private gifts and grant monies in support of institutional priorities from corporations and foundations. The incumbent will assist with securing corporate sponsorship support for key University events. They will work strategically with constituent groups (leadership, faculty, staff) to successfully meet the corporate and foundation goals when reporting program and grant criteria outcomes. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the incumbent will inform campus faculty, deans, and department chairs of relevant grant opportunities by sourcing, researching, developing, and facilitating solicitation strategies and proposal submissions. The incumbent will meet annual goals for funds raised, proposals submitted, success rate and contacts. They will manage and expand a personal portfolio of key local, regional, and national corporate and foundation prospects. They will work in a collegial manner within University Advancement and across the university in implementing strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward corporate and foundation prospects and donors, in accordance with university office requirements and departmental Development Policies and Procedures.


Required Qualifications & Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university and five years of experience in proposal/grant writing and stewardship/donor relations with corporate and private foundations, either in higher education or nonprofit environment. Experienced with grant identification, cultivation, solicitation, and prospect research. Working knowledge of Raiser's Edge, or a similar donor database platform. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Successful track record of establishing, building, and maintaining strong professional relationships with internal and external constituents and stakeholders. Strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and excellent organizational skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Incumbent must demonstrate an interest or ability in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. 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 may apply for the position.

California State University, Los Angeles, 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.


Desired Qualifications: Experience in higher education environment. Major gift fundraising or campaign experience. Proficiency with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge/NXT.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary range is $4,812 - $15,449/monthly. (Budgeted Hiring Salary Range $9,167 - 10,000/monthly) A comprehensive benefits package is provided.


Appointment: The Administrator II appointment will be made under the guidelines for management and supervisory employees of the California State University.  All rights and benefits associated with this appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan.


This position is 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.


Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on May 30, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A completed online Cal State LA employment application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.


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 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

To obtain employment information for the impaired call:
TDD Line (323) 343-3670
24-hour Dial-A-Job Line (323) 343-3678


Advertised: Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend