San Francisco State University seeks applications and nominations for the Senior Director of Development, College of Liberal and Creative Arts (CLCA).
The Senior Director works closely with the other Senior Director of Fundraising for CLCA, the Executive Director of College Fundraising, the Associate Vice President for Development, and the Dean of the College to increase philanthropic support for key fundraising priorities in both undergraduate and graduate programs and affiliated centers and institutes. S/He builds relationships with prominent alumni and other potential funders to secure gifts of $25,000 to $1M and above.
CLCA has two Senior Directors of Development who work collaboratively but with their own individual portfolios to plan, organize, and implement the College’s major and principal gifts fundraising program. This role will focus on the Creative Arts, including the departments of art, cinema, creative writing, design, music, theatre arts and dance, and broadcasting and electronic communication arts. The following centers and institutes are also included in the portfolio: DocFilm Institute, Global Museum, Morrison Chamber Music, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, Poetry Center, Queer Film Institute, and Veterans Documentary Corps.
The Senior Director of Development will collaborate with stakeholders to develop a three-year strategy to expand the current donor base and increase private support. The Senior Director qualifies and engages individuals as potential major gift donors and moves them through the cultivation cycle. Another major focus of the Senior Director will be to steward the donors and strengthen their relationship to the College and the University.
The College of Liberal and Creative Arts is the largest college in the University and is composed of 21 academic departments and schools in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and nine research centers and institutes. The College offers 33 B.A. and B.S. degrees, 27 M.A. degrees, and has 7,400 majors, minors, and graduate students, in addition to supporting much of the University’s general education program. With a new Dean and over 250 tenured and tenure-track faculty, the College is a powerhouse and has a robust and distinguished alumni base which includes Grammy and Emmy award winners.
San Francisco State University
Located in one of the world’s most vibrant and beautiful cities, San Francisco State University is a recognized leader in addressing issues both global and close to home. It is composed of six colleges, which are comprised of more than seventy-five schools and departments offering over two hundred academic programs, majors, minors, concentrations, and credential and certificate programs. The University has received high honors for encouraging innovations that have placed it at the forefront of academia. Both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter have named SF State’s School of Cinema one of the top film programs in the country. As home to the nation’s first and only College of Ethnic Studies, SF State is ranked among the top ten most diverse universities by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges and was recently ranked 8th in the country by U.S. News and World Report for its commitment to social mobility.
With its unwavering commitment to social justice that is central to the work of the University, SF State prepares its students to become productive, ethical, active citizens with a global perspective.
For further information about this position, please review the position profile located above.
SF State will review applications as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Candidates should submit:
All application materials (PDF) should be sent here.
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