Development Associate

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Work type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Development for the College of Health & Human Services (CHHS), the development associate will maintain a portfolio of prospects, directly soliciting gifts to support the university and CHHS, create relationships with college alumni, volunteers, and external constituents, steward donors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain a portfolio of donor prospects and solicit annual leadership and major gifts up to $25,000.  This position will raise $100,000+ per year.
  • Write thank you letters, design and produce donor centric marketing collateral and publications (e.g., impact reports, proposals, case statements), including digital collateral (e.g., social media, website), and other relevant materials in support of fundraising initiatives.
  • Coordinate cultivation and stewardship activities and board committee activities.
  • Works with the Center for Scholarship Information, the CHHS scholarship team and its departments to coordinate the donor relations portion of the scholarship process.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.  Handles tasks with grace and committed to providing quality customer service. Strong work ethic and professionalism complimented by a positive attitude and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, and integrity. Ability to solicit a donation both verbally and in writing via email and/or letter. Ability to travel locally to meet with prospective donors. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a variety of people—volunteers, prospects, donors, faculty, staff, students, and vendors. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to be discrete in handling confidential information. Ability to perform clerical work involving sound judgment, accuracy, and efficiency. Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with program staff, academic departments, the Vice President's office, and a variety of offices and individuals on and off campus.

Working knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, databases, e-mail, webpages and social media.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.  Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures.  Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."

Education and Experience

Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field and two years of related experience is required.

Higher Education and fundraising experience preferred.

Physical Summary

  • Sedentary work - Involves mainly sitting. Walking and standing are minimal. Lifting is limited to lightweight objects. (10 pounds or less).

Licenses / Certificates

Valid CA Driver's License is required.


University Development


Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Nonexempt


Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

Hiring Range: $3694 - $5059 per month commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3694 - $7131 per month.


Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.

Time Base

1.0 time-base, 40 hours per week.

Duration of Appointment

This is a temporary position for 1 year with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.

Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.

Attach relevant writing samples/cover letter.

PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION COMPLETELY. It is important that all sections of the on-line application are filled out completely and accurately. Please include all relevant education and experience. Your application will be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. 

Additional Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

CSULB is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.

Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.


We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact

Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

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