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Annual Fund Officer Hornet Club

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Annual Fund Officer Hornet Club
Classification Title Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Ex I
Job Summary

The position of the Annual Fund Officer of the Hornet Club is charged with developing and implementing strategies to secure financial support for the Hornet Club and partnering with the University Advancement team on the execution of the Athletics annual fund. The Annual Fund Officer will work with the Associate Athletic Director of External Affairs to develop an annual gift solicitation plan for the Hornet Club including: goals, quantifiable objectives, and strategies for achievement. The incumbent must be highly self-motivated, creative, thrive under pressure, able to handle rejection, and believe in the mission of Sacramento State Athletics. This position will be expected to travel both locally and nationally; and regular attendance at evening and weekend athletic activities and donor events. The Annual Fund Officer of the Hornet Club will report directly to the Associate Athletic Director of External Affairs.

FLSA Exempt - This position is covered by health benefits, and is exempt, (not eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Classification Salary Range

3,897 – 6,453 monthly

Hiring Range $3897-$6453/ monthly
Salary Grade/Range 2
Step N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Temp
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm with the need to work hours outside of normal business hours to meet operational needs.
Department Information

Minimum Qualifications

Entry to this classification requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with fundamental knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

Required Qualifications

1. Experience in Annual Fund development or comparable fundraising experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
2. Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising and ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle.
3. Ability to initiate contact via phone to set meetings with donors and prospects.
4. Strong communication skills, including the ability to write proposals and accompanying materials to individual donors, as well as the ability to listen carefully and patiently to prospects and donors.
5. Stellar relationship building skills and ability to build rapport with internal and external stakeholders around innovative ideas and programs for Athletics.
6. Excellent time management and follow-up skills.
7. Ability to work nights and weekends.
8. Ability to work well under deadlines and to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
9. Ability to establish and achieve quantified objectives.
10. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
11. Ability to travel around the region and to other areas of the country.

Conditions of Employment
- Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

12. A Master’s degree
13. Experience in Intercollegiate Athletics
14. Two or more years of experience working at a NCAA Division I Institution.
15. Two or more years developing and implementing strategies for fundraising
16. Experience in Athletic Development

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications

17. Must possess valid driver’s license and maintenance of good driving record.

Is Background Check Required Yes
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.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

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.
Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS0139P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 10/05/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Priority Review Date 10/20/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

For questions regarding this search, contact:

Contact Name Employment Services
Contact Phone 916-278-6326
Contact Email

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the highest level of education obtained.
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctoral or Professional Degree
    • Some college
    • None of the above
  2. * Describe your understanding of fundraising as it pertains to a Division I Athletics program.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents