Grow in Your Career with University Advancement

CAREERS

We know that a talented and committed advancement staff is crucial to meeting our aggressive fundraising and constituent-engagement goals. To this end, we have developed a suite of professional development opportunities that offers our staff the tools and resources they need to be top performers.

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ONBOARDING PROGRAM

We welcome you to the division with a six-month onboarding program that matches you with a seasoned employee who will facilitate your transition to University Advancement. During monthly, one-on-one meetings, you will be introduced to the division’s culture and people.

The UA onboarding program is great, and my onboarding buddy was a huge help to me in learning how things work at CSU.”

– Amanda Giacalone, Assistant Director of Development, Principal Gifts

My onboarding experience was first class. The training sessions you will go through are very professional, well thought out, and a great investment of your time. It is apparent that CSU has invested a lot of time and resources into the transition process for new employees.”

– John Festervand, Regional Director of Development, East Coast Region

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MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

The mentorship program will pair you with an employee in the division who can offer advice and discuss areas of personal and professional development.

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT PLAN

In conjunction with your supervisor, you will craft a short- and long-term plan for your career development, which may include deepening your expertise for your current role or preparing for the next one.

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DIVISION RETREAT

Every year, we bring the entire division together for a day of community and learning. Throughout the day, we take part in various team-building and culture-enhancing activities.

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LUNCH-AND-LEARN SESSIONS

This monthly workshop series is a great way to engage with other staff around a mutual interest over the lunch hour. Past topics have included “Coaching for Success,” “How to Fundraise for Buildings,” and “Best Practices in Recruitment and Hiring.”

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LEADERSHIP RETREAT

Director-level staff gather once a year to develop their leadership skills and discuss key issues facing the division. The focus of this year’s retreat will be leading high-performing teams.