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Development/Program Assistant

Monterey Peninsula College Foundation
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Sep 18, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Membership, Special Events, Programs, Program Administration and Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 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.


Program Coordination

    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 (CIP).  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.

Development Activities 

    Maintain a thorough working knowledge of the Foundation’s programs, development initiatives, and campaign activities. Establish and maintain positive working relationships with staff, board members, volunteers, and donors. 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 campaigns. Provide back-up support to other development personnel by occasionally batching gifts and/or entering information into the donor management system (Raiser’s Edge database).
    Coordinate affinity group activities for the purpose of raising funds, such as MPC alumni and retirees.

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.

Other Functions

    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 assigned.



    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 Suite. Knowledge of donor management software, preferably Raiser’s Edge, is highly desirable, but not required. 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 and deadlines.



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 pandemic.


Salary & Benefits

Full-time (40 hours/week)

Starting salary: $55,000 plus benefits (medical, dental, vision, life, retirement)


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