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Position Title: Development Research Analyst

Position Classification: Full-Time Benefited – Non-exempt

Reporting Unit: Tower Foundation University Advancement – Development Unit          

Reports To: Associate Director of Development Research

Become part of a bold and dynamic team! San Jose State University is seeking an energetic, highly motivated development professional with a proven track record for a Development Research Analyst position in the Division of University Advancement.

University Advancement boasts dedicated, accomplished personnel, working together in a cohesive and collegial fast-paced environment. We are looking for an innovative professional to add to our team to support philanthropic activity and help prepare us for our next comprehensive campaign.

San Jose State University is located in the heart of the dynamic Silicon Valley at the beautiful and sunny southern end of the San Francisco Bay.

About the Position

The Development Unit within University Advancement is responsible for all activities related to the generation and stewardship of philanthropic support for San Jose State University. These activities include major gifts, annual giving and special gifts, charitable gift planning, corporate and foundation giving, as well as individual giving initiatives undertaken through the university’s seven colleges, the library, and the division of student affairs and athletics.

Reporting to and under the general direction of the Associate Director of Development Research, the Development Research Analyst independently and proactively identifies/qualifies prospective individual, corporate and foundation major donors consistent with the university’s priorities and objectives and ensures the existence of a continuous supply of major donor prospects to support and meet ongoing fundraising goals. This position requires superior analytical skills as well as proactive persistence to follow spontaneous leads; strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize work and manage multiple deadlines and priorities.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Plan and execute strategies to identify sources of major gifts ($50,000+)
  • Recommend strategies for cultivation and solicitation in consultation with Associate Director of Development Research and Development Officers
  • Analyze and assess information from numerous sources and present results in a clear, concise manner.
  • Evaluate research results to develop and implement further research strategies
  • Write documents (profiles, briefs, memos) using styles, grammar and content appropriate to the specific audience.
  • Participate in and contribute to the formation of policies related to the processes and procedures of prospect management and related infrastructure support activities.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in a related field, an advanced degree is a plus. Additionally, we require three years of experience in prospect research, development, library research or related field, preferably in an academic or non-profit environment. Experience or familiarity with Advance is desired.

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a detail oriented environment
  • Aptitude for logical thinking
  • Highly developed sense of curiosity, perseverance and attention to details
  • Commitment to the professional ethnic statements by APRA and CASE
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately and with discretion
  • Familiarity with datamining concepts and techniques
  • Advanced computer knowledge especially Word and Excel
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Knowledge of online prospect research tools

 

Hiring Salary Range: $ 61,000 – 64,000 per annum

The Tower Foundation offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, short and long term disability programs, 403B, and vacation and sick leave policies.

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history to towerjobs@sjsu.edu

Tower Foundation is not a visa sponsoring organization.

Tower Foundation employment is separate and distinct from San Jose State University or State of California employment. Tower Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran’s status, consistent with all applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

 

Position Title: JMC Television Studio Manager and Managing Engineer

We have an exciting career opportunity for a creative and experienced television studio engineer and production manager in a newly upgraded facility in the SJSU School of Journalism and Mass Communicationsin San Jose, CA

A full-time JMC Television Studio Manager andManaging Engineer will oversee a new state-of-the-art digital production television studio, control room and content management system, and facilitate productions of timely and creative digital productions on deadline for faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students in journalism, advertising, public relations, new media and social media.

The successful candidate must have three to five years of practical experience working as a digital broadcast engineer, and proven experience using and integrating control room switchers, audio consoles, studio lighting and green screen technologies, cameras, tele-prompters, routers, MATV systems, TV monitors, and intercom. The successful candidate must also demonstrate professional and creative skills and abilities with multiple computer based video editing systems, and proven experience integrating multimedia content on multiple web based platforms, plus organizing and managing the delivery, broadcast, streaming, and storage of a wide range of media content through a comprehensive studio management system.

This individual must be able to research technologies, and develop guidelines and training for a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and administrators who wish to develop and produce a wide range of top quality productions including, but not limited to, public information programs, advertising and promotional spots, multimedia campaigns, online streaming efforts and social media projects designed to support a 21st century media curriculum inspired by the critical thinking, planning and innovations of Silicon Valley. All efforts must demonstrate and respect a careful balance between creative 'thinking out the box’, and maintaining high standards for ethical, responsible and top quality media productions.

Specifically the Studio Manager/Managing Engineer must have the ability to effectively:

- Trouble shoot and repair broadcast equipment and issues related to overall systems.
- Read schematics and engineering drawings, and make informed decisions.
- Make or facilitate minor repairs to studio, control room and field equipment.
- Train faculty and students on the proper use of studio cameras and control room equipment.
- Direct live, multi-camera studio news broadcasts, and creative media productions.
- Manage and include multiple content sources in studio productions including Cisco Telepresence, live newsroom and remote update desk feeds, and timely and archived video reports.
- Develop a comprehensive content management and storage system and archive all productions.
- Oversee, schedule and manage all studio/control room reservations and productions.
- Work closely with the JMC School Director on planning technology trade outs, purchases and upgrades.

The successful candidate must:


- Be experienced with studio workflow issues.
- Have knowledge of MPEG-associated streams (lip sync, jitter, pixilation, MPEG artifacts).
- Understand and have experience working with Mac and PC computers, their software and networking.
- Demonstrate active listening, and effective time management and communications skills.
- Be professional and level-headed in all workplace assignments and JMC School interactions.

A degree in television production, Electrical Engineering or related fields (and/or extensive professional experience), would be ideal, and SBE Certification is preferred, but not required. A minimum of three to five years of experience working full-time in a commercial, non-profit or academic digital television studio and control room is desired.

This position will work up to 40 hours per week, with the possibility of some evenings and weekend productions. This is a full-benefitted position.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join an exciting, intellectually stimulating and energetic department located in the heart of San Jose.

We offer an area and industry competitive compensation package.

Hiring Salary Range: $83,000 - $95,000                

Email your cover letter, resume and salary history in Word to towerjobs@sjsu.edu

Tower Foundation is not a sponsoring organization.

Tower Foundation employment is separate and distinct from San Jose State University or State of California employment. Tower Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran’s status, consistent with all applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.