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Development Assistant

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Working Title

Development Assistant

Classification Title

Administrative Support Coordinator II

Posting Details 

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, January 16th @ 11:59pm

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

Under the lead work direction of the Associate Vice President, this position provides confidential administrative and analytical support to the AVP for University Development. The incumbent interacts professionally with high-ranking public officials, campus administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and volunteers. The incumbent is responsible for providing support to the Associate Vice President, Directors of Development, and Development staff, including: calendar and schedule, travel arrangements, agenda and materials preparation, project team support for Development activities, database entries, draft correspondence, track and replenish materials, and other administrative support, as needed. This position provides general support to the Development Office, and also assists with staffing special events and donor/prospect engagement opportunities that support advancement goals and campus-wide initiatives.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

CSU Classification Salary Range: $ 3,352 - $ 5,639 monthly

Hiring Range: $3,352 - $4,100 monthly

Salary Grade/Range:  2

Recruitment TypeRegular

Time BaseFull-Time

Pay Plan12 months 

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. Some evenings or weekends may be required.

Department Information 

University Development’s mission is to raise philanthropic support for the University’s strategic goals. In partnership with the campus community and through the building of relationships with alumni, friends, students and many others, University Development secures private donations through major and planned gifts, corporate and foundation support, and in-kind gifts. University Development’s efforts in securing private fundraising support yields an unparalleled return on investment for many benefactors, creating deep and lasting ties to the University and especially to the students we serve.

Minimum Qualifications 

Entry to this classification requires a fully functional knowledge of and skill in standard office procedures and practices, as well as an ability to understand and operate in a variety of organizational structures. Additionally, incumbents are expected to have a thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation and be able to clearly communicate orally and in writing. Some positions may require a knowledge of business mathematics beyond basic arithmetic. The ability to use and quickly learn new office support technology systems and software packages is also a prerequisite.

These entry qualifications would normally be obtained through a high school program, technical/vocational program, or their equivalents combined with several years of related office work experience.

Required Qualifications 

1. Excellent written and oral communication skills, with thorough mastery of English grammar, punctuation and spelling.
2. Expertise in using office software packages, technology and systems (e.g. Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).
3. Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures independently, and use judgment and discretion to act when precedents do not exist.
4. Ability to troubleshoot most office administration problems and respond to all inquiries and requests related to work area.
5. Ability to understand problems from a broader perspective and anticipate the impact of office administration problems and solutions on other areas.
6. Ability to analyze operational and procedural problems and develop, recommend, and evaluate proposed solutions.
7. Ability to perform business math, analyze budgetary data, and make accurate projections requiring some inference.
8. Ability to effectively handle interpersonal interactions at all levels (e.g. campus community, donors, volunteers, alumni, high-ranking officials) and handle highly sensitive interpersonal situations.
9. Ability to use negotiation and persuasion skills to achieve results and expedite projects.
10. Working knowledge of financial record-keeping and procedures.
11. Ability to be self-motivated and work both independently and collaboratively.
12. Outstanding organizational and time management skills with the ability to coordinate multiple, simultaneous projects, and strict deadlines while producing accurate, detail-oriented results.
Work Schedule Requirements:
13. Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Conditions of Employment:
- Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications 

14. Experience working in an institution of higher education, especially within University Advancement or University Development.
15. Experience with Advance, Reeher, and other fundraising databases.
16. Special events planning experience.
17. Experience with fundraising practices, including support for fundraising events or auctions, and general knowledge of philanthropy and stewardship.
18. Associate Degree or higher, fundraising certificate.

Required Licenses/Certifications 

Preferred: Valid Driver License and maintenance of safe driving record.

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, cover letter

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 successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, 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.

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/disability-parental-leave.html#reasonable-accommodations-interactive-process . 

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.

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

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.

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