Liz Swain 2:30 p.m., Feb. 28
San Diego State Wants Someone to Find It Big Money
Beset by the state's financial woes, money-hungry San Diego State University is on the prowl for a temporary rainmaker to hit the road with the aim of researching and attracting a fresh shower of cash from heavy-hitting donors.
Under ex-president Steve Weber, the school was known for its aggressive courting of benefactors, a tradition that appears to be continuing.
Among the new Development Officer's responsibilities in the College of Arts and Letters: "personally identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding annual gifts of $10,000+," "making 15-20 personal visits per month," providing "donors with customized, frequent, meaningful communication and involvement," "managing the process of identification, evaluation, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of leadership prospects and donors," "utilizing web and other tools for preliminary research of prospects," and "working in cooperation with the Dean and the Senior Director of Development to identify new prospects and to develop strategies for current donors."
Other duties listed: "Prepare concise written profiles and summaries of donor/prospect information…interpret biographical, corporate, and foundation information."
It's a "Full-time, temporary position anticipated to end on or before August 31, 2011, with the possibility for reappointment and/or permanency," with a salary range of $3,469 - $3,750/month.