Executive Director of Delta College Foundation

San Joaquin Delta Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 28, 2021
Jul 27, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Executive Director of Delta College Foundation

San Joaquin Delta Community College District

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The Delta College Foundation seeks an exceptional strategic and mission-driven Executive

Director to formulate and shape the Foundation's development plan. Reporting to the Superintendent/President of San Joaquin Delta College, the Executive Director works closely with the Delta College Foundation Board of Directors, the College administration, community members, and current and future donors to execute all fundraising and development activities and services. The ideal candidate will possess a proven track record of providing strategic direction, leadership, operational management, and demonstrated, sustained fundraising success including the alignment of goals and strategies within the broader Delta College vision. Exceptional writing, public speaking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills are essential. Successful candidates must possess a high level of motivation, initiative, flexibility, and creativity. The ability and willingness to travel is required.


Receives direction from the Superintendent/President and the Delta College Foundation Board of Directors. The Executive Director works within a framework of established goals and objectives.

Employees in this classification assign, coordinate, supervise, and evaluate the work of others, including clerical staff.

  1. Working closely with the Superintendent/President, the Foundation Board of Directors, and other college staff to design and execute a comprehensive, strategic fundraising plan to create and expand philanthropic support from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
  2. Serve as the lead fundraiser, actively developing and engaging high net-worth individuals, institutional funders, corporations, foundations, and others interested in supporting the Delta College mission.
  3. In partnership with the Superintendent/President and Foundation Board solicit and cultivate major gifts.
  4. Serve as the Foundation's liaison to the community through contacts and support of area chambers of commerce, civic clubs, and professional organizations as it pertains to the Foundation's fundraising goals.
  5. Establish and maintain a donor base and donor tracking system.
  6. Plan, coordinate, and execute special advancement events for the Foundation, such as annual fundraisers, donor building dedications, special development functions, ceremonies, and donor recognition events.
  7. Responsible for communicating effectively with the Foundation Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function correctly and make informed decisions.
  8. Supervise alumni events, including alumni recognition activities.
  9. Lead the strategic integration of functions within the Foundation to increase efficiency and ensure a comprehensive and collaborative approach to all functions, with the goal of increasing philanthropic opportunities and revenue to include:
    • Major gifts - growing prospects, developing and maintaining relationships with major donors
    • Planned giving - to include endowments
    • Developing publications and direct mailings
    • Capital campaigns
    • E-Philanthropy - build and enhance electronic-based communication relationships with donors and supporters of the foundation.
    • Alumni - oversight of development, giving and communication
    • Annual fund - to include scholarships
    • And other activities as assigned by the Superintendent/President and/or the Foundation Board.

Knowledge of:
    • Development, stewardship, advancement services.
    • Fundraising and advancement best practices in higher education.
    • Constituent relationship management systems.
    • Acquisition, management, and investment of funds.
    • Advancement office operational models and functions, including experience with budget preparation, planning, and resource management in higher education or with a

501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
    • Professional ethical standards and practices as identified and agreed to by the National Society of Fund Raising Executives and the National Committee on Planned Giving.
    • The historical impact and the potential impact of the college on students and community.

Ability to:
    • Interact with donors.  Solicit major gifts.
    • Work with demonstrated success with a governing board.
    • Affectively acquire, manage, and direct the investment of the Foundation's funds.
    • Build consensus among diverse groups for the overall success of the Foundation's fundraising efforts.
    • Motivate others to work together toward a common goal.
    • Manage the immediate recognition of donor gifts.
    • Effectively communicate with donors through all traditional and social media channels. Develop and maintain beneficial relationships with - o professional colleagues at Delta College

o individuals in the institutional advancement field at other community colleges o individuals in diverse donor communities.
    • Manage confidential information.
    • Demonstrate sensitivity and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity/expression, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds community college students, faculty, staff, and board members.
    • Support the District in achieving its mission, vision, and strategic goals as appropriate in carrying out the duties of this position.
    • Focus on student success, service excellence, and willingness to assist colleagues District-wide, as needed.


    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; master's degree preferred.
  • Five or more years of senior foundation/nonprofit fundraising and management experience required, with experience in higher education as desirable including at least three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

  • Possession of a Class “C” California driver's license.

 Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting. Frequent travel will be necessary.
Physical Demands
 Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to physically able to successfully operate a motor vehicle; work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Additional Information
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 122,465
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 146,229
  • External Closing Date: Jul 14, 2021
  • External Opening Date: Jun 22, 2021

Location: Stockton, California, United States
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://deltacollege.referrals.selectminds.com

The San Joaquin Delta Community College District provides access to its education programs and activities and makes all employment decisions without regard to national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, military and veteran status, or any other legally protected category. The District’s prohibition against sex and gender discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.