Director of Development, College of the Arts, California State University, Long Beach

California State University, Long Beach
Posted: October 11, 2017
Location: California, United States
Position: Fundraising
Field: Academic centers, Arts, Education
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Category: Donor relations, Fundraising administration, Major gifts, Other fundraising
Employment Level: Full-time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) in the search for a Director of Development, College of the Arts.

The Director of Development, College of the Arts secures philanthropic funds to support specific programs and activities in the College of the Arts (COTA) and provides leadership and day-to-day management of an integrated program of development activities for COTA, as well as the University Art Museum, and Carpenter Performing Arts Center.

The ideal candidate for this position will be able to work closely with the Dean and the faculty/staff within COTA to identify the top philanthropic priorities for the college. They will be able to learn about the arts within a university setting while also being able to engage with community partners to collaborate on philanthropic projects. The Director of Development will be given the independence to grow their development portfolio to match the philanthropic needs of the college while also being provided the support that is needed in order to be successful in this position. COTA has seen great growth and accomplishments over the last several years and with the leadership of the Dean and new Director of Development, great potential exists within the college through identifying and securing support for faculty, students, and capital projects.

A diverse, student-centered, globally engaged public university, (CSULB) is committed to providing undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities through superior teaching, research, creative activity, and service for the people of California and the world. With its values of educational opportunity, excellence, diversity, integrity, and service, CSULB's core academic purpose is to graduate students with highly valued degrees. CSULB changes lives by expanding educational opportunities, championing creativity, and preparing leaders for a changing world.

COTA is nationally recognized as a leader in comprehensive, hands-on arts training at the highest level. The college offers the very finest in training, exhibitions, scholarly study, and performance. COTA is proud of its graduates who find success and fulfillment and a living wage (or more) while practicing their chosen art form. It is equally proud of its alumni who take the creative thinking, problem solving, flexibility, and communication skills honed in its classrooms, studios, exhibition halls, screening rooms, and stages and apply those strengths to endeavors and careers they did not originally foresee. For the past twenty years, surveys and reports have demonstrated—through statistics and anecdotes—that the very skills, strategies, and strengths shaped by the continual practice of making art, be it dance, painting, sculpture, music, design, theatre, or film, are highly valued in the work place, and are a stronger guarantee of success in business than many traditional paths.

Under the leadership of Dean Cyrus Parker-Jeannette, COTA finds itself at a very dynamic time in its rich history as it strives to serve its vision of embracing and engaging a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and community participants in the production and discourse of the arts. COTA serves more than 4,000 students annually through six academic departments in addition to the University Art Museum and the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center.

A Bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least 5 years of demonstrated successful major gift fundraising experience including donor identification, cultivation, and solicitation. Experience in higher education is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.