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CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. As a leader you will have the opportunity to thrive in a community in which our leaders share common traits as identified in our Leadership Principles If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place.

Under the direction of the Senior Associate Athletic Director of External Relations (Athletics Department) and in partnership with the Director of Development for Athletics (University Advancement), the Assistant Director of Annual Giving for Athletics implements and oversees a comprehensive annual fund program that increases private philanthropic support for the Athletics Department. As directed by the Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Relations, the incumbent analyzes donor metrics and implement strategies to increase both annual giving revenues and total number of donors to the athletics department annual fund program.

Works collaboratively with the Director of Development (University Relations and Advancement) and the Offices of Development and Annual Giving and administers the sponsor benefits program.

Manages donor engagement experiences and stewardship strategies to sustain and strengthen donor relationships.

Operates within the scope and intent of NCAA, Big West Conference, and University regulations and takes on special projects as needed, at the direction of the Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Relations.

As a leader, demonstrates a commitment to student success that is mission aligned with the university’s vision, values and priorities. Establishes an ethical and collegial work environment, promoting a collaborative, accountable and inclusive team. Encourages a courageous and resilient solution-oriented environment by participating in new opportunities to further the mission of the university. Participates in developing initiatives that further support the campus mission with a service-oriented and catalytic mind set. Strengthens employees by being communicative and a talent builder that develops team attributes, furthering departmental goals.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in a job-related field. Master’s degree preferred.

Equivalent to two years of progressively responsible professional/administrative experience.

Three (3) years of fundraising experience in a university development program, non-profit organization, or equivalent experience, preferably in an environment with a focus on Athletics is desired.

Experience working successfully in an annual fund program, preferably in the Los Angeles philanthropic community, with a demonstrated track record of successfully closing annual fund gifts is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Leadership

Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills. Superior interpersonal, planning, strategic, and analytical skills. Self-motivated and well-organized.

Broad knowledge of multiple sports and/or in-depth knowledge of at least one sport preferred.

Understanding of the dynamic and evolving college athletics environment, preferably in a large metropolitan market like Los Angeles or similar.

Lead diverse teams to support the operational mission and vision of employers by fostering an ethical, inclusive and collegial work environment.

Demonstrated ability to support ongoing improvement through courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership.

Lead varying initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented and communicative approach.

Demonstrated commitment to employee development, recognition, and accountability to further operational goals.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

The anticipated HIRING RATE is up to 60,000 per year, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

The position is currently hybrid (3 days in office, 2 days remote); however, this is subject to change based on student and/or operational needs.

General Information

This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position may be considered a ‘limited 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 as a condition of employment.

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.

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.

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

Applications received through September 12, 2022 will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.

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. To learn more visit our Matadors Forward site:

Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at

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