The Development/Program Assistant performs a variety of
assignments that are integral to the Monterey Peninsula College
(MPC) Foundation and require a high degree of professionalism, use
of technology, and independent judgment. The Development/Program
Assistant reports to the Director of Development, but works
collaboratively with Foundation and College staff on a variety of
projects. Key duties include: providing coordination and support
for a diverse range of Foundation programs, development activities,
and special events.
MPC Foundation employees are not employees of Monterey Peninsula
Community College District.
Please send your resume and
a letter of interest to MPCFoundationInfo@mpc.edu by
September 7, 2021 at 5:00pm.
Candidates will be contacted by September 9th with an update. If
selected for an interview, they will be held Friday,
September 10 and Monday, September 13.
This position is open until filled. Monterey Peninsula College
Foundation reserves the right to close or continue the recruitment
at any time. Monterey Peninsula College Foundation is committed to
the principles of equal employment opportunity and encourages
applications from all qualified applicants.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES/EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assist the Director of Development
with implementing the Foundation’s scholarships program, including
utilizing scholarship-related software (Awardspring) and
spreadsheets to track and maintain data, and responding to
inquiries from students regarding scholarships.
Provide administrative support for
other donor or grant-funded programs serving MPC students and
faculty/staff, including Emergency Assistance, Faculty & Staff
Advancement Awards (FASA), and the College Incentive Program
Prepare and maintain a variety of
records, files, and reports related to Foundation programs.
Compile and maintain program data for
inclusion in internal, donor, and grant reports.
Maintain a thorough working knowledge
of the Foundation’s programs, development initiatives, and campaign
Establish and maintain positive
working relationships with staff, board members, volunteers, and
Assist with the development and
proofreading of fundraising materials such as letters, event
invitations, and digital communications.
Support the production of targeted
and mass mailings and electronic communications.
Participate in fundraising activities
for the Lobos Booster Club and other campus department-level
Provide back-up support to other
development personnel by occasionally batching gifts and/or
entering information into the donor management system (Raiser’s
Coordinate affinity group activities
for the purpose of raising funds, such as MPC alumni and
Special Event Support
Assist with the coordination of
special events such as Foundation-sponsored lunches, tours,
receptions, and donor recognition events
Interact productively with event
attendees, vendors, faculty, staff, students and other individuals
involved in the production of special events.
Proactively identify opportunities to
improve efficiencies within work duties.
Develop positive relationships with
colleagues, donors, students, faculty, staff, board members,
community members and others.
Perform other duties as
Knowledge of office administration
methods and practices including filing systems, letter and report
writing; computers and word processing programs; proficiency in
Microsoft Office including Word and Excel, as well as Google
Knowledge of donor management
software, preferably Raiser’s Edge, is highly desirable, but not
Knowledge of other software such as
Awardspring, Thankview, Greater Giving, and Constant Contact is
desirable, but not required.
Education and Experience
Preferred Bachelor’s degree plus 2
years of program coordination and/or development experience or 6
years of increasingly responsible and relevant experience.
Work experience in a non-profit
and/or community college setting is highly desirable.
Ability and willingness to learn how
to effectively use a variety of software programs, such as
Awardspring, Thankview, and Greater Giving.
Ability to prioritize and manage
multiple projects and timelines.
Ability to understand and
independently carry out oral and written instructions; learn and
successfully apply office policies, procedures, rules and
regulations; use good judgment; analyze situations and communicate
effectively both orally and in writing; type accurately at
approximately 75 wpm; establish and maintain effective work
relationships; work effectively while handling multiple projects
PHYSICAL EFFORT/WORK ENVIRONMENT
Light to moderate physical effort; occasional standing or
walking; periodic handling of lightweight parcels up to 30 pounds.
Indoor work environment. Occasional weekends and evenings.
Occasional errands outside of the office so reliable transportation
and valid driver’s license is desired.
Employment with the Monterey Peninsula College Foundation is at
will. All new employees are required to provide proof of
eligibility to work in the United States. Foundation employees are
not employees of Monterey Peninsula Community College District, but
Foundation offices are located on the MPC campus in the
Administration Building. Smoking on the MPC campus is limited to
designated smoking areas. Foundation employees must comply with all
District rules and regulations relating to the COVID-19
Salary & Benefits
Full-time (40 hours/week)
Starting salary: $55,000 plus benefits (medical, dental, vision,
SEPTEMBER 7, 2021