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