Director of Development - CalPoly Pomona

Director of Development, University Development

The University

Cal Poly Pomona is among the top public universities in the U.S. and ranked 2nd best in the West. As a leading modern polytechnic, located at the epicenter of LA, Orange and Riverside counties, we provide our graduates with an education that makes them ready to succeed from day one.

Faculty in all disciplines put the “learn by doing” ethos into practice, providing students with opportunities to apply their passion through hands-on projects, research collaborations, and valuable partnerships with industry.  Our 160,000 alumni represent leaders in fields of architecture, engineering, business, agriculture, hospitality, science, and cyber security.

Located on the rolling hills of the former W.K. Kellogg Ranch, our history, geography and impact are unlike any other university in the region.

The Team

A strong foundation of supporters is essential in building excellence and making a lasting difference. University Development is charged with engaging the southern California community around topics that are meaningful to them and their businesses. We build the relationships necessary to fund the vision of a nationally recognized polytechnic university.

Under the leadership of President Soraya Coley, the development office is increasing its staff to meet the growing needs of a newly adopted strategic plan and a new philanthropic foundation.

The Job

Reporting directly to the Executive Director of Major Gifts, the Director of Development (DOD) position is a university-wide, central report advancement professional. The primary assignment of this professional is the development needs for the College of Education and Integrative Studies, the Arabian Horse Center, the Lyle Center, international programs, and other identified priorities. The assignment includes working with the deans of each college, the Ex. Director of Major Gifts, the AVP of Development, and the Vice President for University Advancement to identify and operationalize the development objectives and goals of each college. The DOD will serve as the primary professional in the colleges to cultivate and solicit college alumni, parents, friends, employers, foundations and corporations for contributions.


  • Cal Poly Pomona is located in the heart of southern California, with close access to beaches, mountains, dining, shopping, entertainment, downtown Los Angeles and Disneyland.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans at low cost to employees.
  • Employees receive 13 paid holidays and one personal holiday in addition to paid vacation and sick leave
  • Opportunities for training and professional development.
  • Tuition fee waiver program for employee and dependents.
  • Generous CalPERS retirement plan.
  • Additional tax-deferred investment options (403b, 457, 401k).
  • On-campus Children’s Center for children ages 2 to 5. Employees receive priority admission.
  • Opportunities for access to state-of-the-art gym facilities and outdoor pool.
  • Pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts.
  • Alternative transportation options include Rideshare matching, vanpools, buses and shuttles to the Metrolink train station.

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