Cal Poly Pomona


Recruitment No. 50650
Classification Title Director of Development, College of Science
Collective Bargaining Unit MPP II
College/Department University Development
Timebase Full-time
Type of Appointment Management
Application Materials Required University Application, Resume, Cover Letter, References and Current DMV Report Required
Classification Salary Range Salary is commensurate with background and experience
Recruitment Closing Date 1st Review of applications will begin December 2, 2013


The Division of University Advancement is one of five current central divisions of the University whose primary purpose is to enhance the private support of the University.  The University Development Department develops programs, events and activities that stimulate the involvement and interest of an ever-growing support base of nearly 130,000 alumni, parents, current donors and friends.  The development professionals within the Development Department combine to create and provide services, programming, contact, and relationships with on-campus and off-campus constituencies and stakeholder groups for support to the University.


The Director of Development (DOD) position is a university-wide, central report advancement professional.  The primary assignment of this professional is the development needs of the College of Science.  The incumbent works with the dean of the college and reports to the associate vice president of university advancement, develops and implements a strategic plan that identifies and prioritizes the resource needs of the college and articulates DOD activities assigned to meet the colleges’ development goals; develops a list of the college’s top prospects in priority order to cultivate and solicit for the fiscal year that includes proposed gift designation, projected gift amount or gift-in-kind value, potential motivation for contributions, special interest areas of identified potential donors, anticipated date for closing the ask, and current status of solicitation phase.  The incumbent prepares for and undertakes asks and funding proposals; undertakes off-campus travel to meet with prospects and donors; works to establish relationships with area and industry employers, corporations and foundations and pursue funding opportunities via asks and proposal submissions; works with the college administration, faculty and staff to identify project resource requirements and undertakes individual prospect, corporate and foundation searches and profiles to find potential support sources and then to pursue those sources in a timely, strategic, and professional manner; works with colleagues on and off campus to cultivate and secure major donors; and assists in planning and hosting visits to the College of Science for major donors, current donors, prospective donors, industry members and/or their representatives.  The incumbent works with the College of Science to ensure that all development-oriented pieces, communications and events adhere to the campus-wide and division graphic and professional standards; assists with general donor cultivation, asks, and stewardship as part of the university development team that attracts additional campus support important to all colleges, schools and programs; works with the annual fund campaign for designated support of the College of Science; and attends university advancement division and university-wide cultivation events, university receptions and advancement activities for the purposes of representing the University and/or College of Science advancement and development initiatives and needs; and performs other duties as assigned.          


Bachelors degree from an accredited university AND a minimum of three years experience as a development professional; knowledge of the financial structure of donations, grants, and contracts to include cash, gifts-in-kind, stocks, securities, planned gifts, endowments and real estate; excellent oral and written communication skills requiring relating well and communicating effectively with a variety of constituents, including high-profile leaders; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, on and off campus, serving in a leader role and as a liaison and representative of the College of Science, the Division of University Advancement and the university.  The candidate must have the ability to thrive in a team environment and collaborate with industry professionals in college development activities; demonstrated ability and success in donor cultivation and asks to individuals and corporations for support on a significant scale according to college needs and activities; demonstrated success in preparing and submitting grant proposals; and demonstrate accepted business and professional etiquette in all dealings with a diverse population of constituents and colleagues, reflecting the highest standards of professional conduct and integrity.  The candidate must have the ability to work evenings and weekends when required due to donor, development, and cultivation meetings, events and activities.  Valid California driver’s license with required liability insurance is required.

Finalists for this position may be required to submit to and successfully pass a background check prior to being hired.


Experience working in a higher education or non-profit setting familiarity with contemporary state and national issues and trends related to the science profession and academic disciplines; participation in development/advancement organizations such as CASE, APRA, NSFRE and AFP and Certified Fund Raising Executive credential is desirable.

COMPENSATION: Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. This is a Management Personnel Plan Level II position with an attractive benefits package, which includes a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month, an excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance and retirement benefits.

TO APPLY:   Review of complete applications will begin December 2, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  For application information and materials, visit our website at and refer to Job #50650.  All candidates must submit: (1) a formal University application (2) a letter of interest which explains in detail and, where possible, provides examples of how the candidate meets the qualifications specified in this announcement; (3) a current résumé or curriculum vitae; and (4) the names, titles, addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide assessments of the applicant’s professional experience, accomplishments and prospect for success in this position AND (5) a current DMV Printout. Note:  DMV printout can be obtained on line at



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