Director of Development, Library and Centers, CSU Northridge


Under general supervision, the Director of Development (DOD), Library and Centers reports directly to the Assistant Vice President of Development, in partnership with the Dean of the Library and professional colleagues, and is responsible for designing and implementing a strong, proactive program to secure major gifts from a portfolio of approximately 125 major gift prospects and donors, including alumni, parents, friends, corporations, and foundations. The incumbent utilizes thorough knowledge of gift vehicles, including planned capital and principal gifts, gifts-in-kind, and grants to secure philanthropic funds; serves as the primary frontline fundraiser for the University Library, and  centers and institutes as assigned. As a member of the University Advancement team, the incumbent is responsible for working in consistent alignment with the “Fundraising at CSUN” guidelines and works collaboratively with Deans, faculty, staff, and volunteers in priority areas and with Advancement colleagues and key administrators in support of initiatives that have a university-wide scope; identifies, qualifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards major gifts of $25,000 or more by making at least 120 donor visits, submitting at least 20 well-positioned solicitations of $25,000 or more, and closing at least eight major gift commitments valued at $25,000, for a total to be determined on an annual basis; oversees and organizes special cultivation and fundraising events as assigned; enhance engagement opportunities and fosters a culture of philanthropy among volunteers and members of the campus community.

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