Director of College Advancement (Los Medanos College)
Los Medanos College
$9,287.00-$11,314/month (Please see special
instructions for initial salary placement)
Under administrative direction of the College President, the
Director of College Advancement is responsible for the
administration of the College Foundation 501©(3), which includes
but is not limited to, the overall development, planning and
execution of the Foundation's policies, procedures and activities
as set by the Foundation Board of Directors. In addition, the scope
of work includes: serving as a staff resource to the College
President, relative to fund development policy and practices; and
implementing strategies that advance the College's goals and
external relationships with key constituents.
Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the
• Administers the College Foundation 501©(3).
• Leads the overall development, planning, and execution of the
Foundation’s policies, procedures, and activities, as set by the
Foundation Board of Directors.
• Implements strategies that advance the College’s goals and
external relationships with key constituents.
• Conducts a comprehensive, on-going fund development program,
among alumni, the community, private foundations, and corporate
donors, to fund the needs of the College and the Foundation’s
• Personally solicits funds via face-to-face solicitations, writing
grant proposals, implementing special events, organizing and
implementing annual campaigns, and any other appropriate fund
raising programs as prioritized.
• Identifies planned giving and major donor prospects, ensuring
appropriate cultivation takes place; provides proposal and other
support material to the College President and Foundation Board for
major gift solicitation; provides leadership for all campaigns that
may be undertaken by the Foundation.
• Develops methods and systems to provide for major gifts, annual
campaigns, corporate giving, estate planning/gifts, annuities and
trust funds and all other methods of support for the College.
• Initiates and develops proposals seeking unrestricted annual and
restricted gifts from corporate and foundation grant-makers, while
coordinating closely with College representatives.
• Ensures that the annual fund reaches unrestricted and restricted
cash goals each year; ensures the growth of various major donor
• Working in partnership with the College’s Financial Aid Office,
develops new scholarship funds and oversees effective
administration and stewardship of all privately funded scholarships
• Provides staff support for Foundation Board and committee
meetings; provides all meeting materials, including written reports
as necessary, and minutes for the Foundation Board and
• Keeps the Foundation Board informed of all donations and key
financial reports; ensures that the talents of the Board members
are fully applied to meet fund-raising and organizational
• Maintains the Foundation’s database, including donor and prospect
• Utilizes appropriate reports to enhance and improve information
and decision-making for program management; performs ongoing review
of program effectiveness and personnel performance.
• Supervises Foundation-based publications, including fundraising
brochures, annual report, website, etc.
• Directs or works closely with the Marketing Department,
generating content and other collateral (social media) to service
College and Foundation goals.
• Develops and implements long-range plans and direction for the
Foundation; evaluates the success of development programs on an
annual basis; and, as appropriate, provides recommendations to
improve effectiveness of all development efforts.
• Develops and implements a plan to support the College’s external
• Works closely with faculty, staff, and management to: integrate
the Foundation, its fundraising activities, and endowment use into
academic and student services program planning; and develop
understanding of College goals, programs, and services.
• Assists in serving as a point of contact for organizations,
businesses, residents, and others in the College’s service
• Attends College events, as appropriate; attends community
meetings/events to represent the Foundation and/or College and
advance relationships with external partners, organizations, and
• Plans and manages various College events held on campus and in
the community to promote the College and engage internal/external
constituencies; also acts as liaison for various
externally-sponsored events held on campus.
• Serves on College committees and attends College/District
meetings, as assigned.
• Supervises and evaluates any Foundation and College Advancement
staff; supervises all Foundation volunteers.
• Supports special projects, as directed by the College
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Education/Training: Equivalent to an earned BA/BS degree from an
accredited college or university. An advanced degree in a relevant
field is highly desirable.
Experience: Three years management-level experience in fundraising
and resource development, capital development and/or campaigns with
major gifts solicitation from foundations, corporations,
businesses, and individuals; or management experience involving
501©(3)’s. A demonstrated track record of raising funds from the
business and philanthropic communities is required.
Methods, techniques, and procedures used in the planning,
development, marketing, and delivery of a major fundraising and
resource development program in higher education; principles and
processes for business and organizational modeling; leadership
techniques; strategic planning, resources allocation, staffing, and
supervision; analysis and various complex methods for the
presentation of data and ideas; standard business software such as
word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and specialized
business software for fund-raising; financial record keeping
practices and procedures; methods for gathering and presenting
general, statistical, and technical data; budget development and
expenditure tracking; complex business report writing.
Strengthen and implement the goals of a major comprehensive
community college foundation program, including overseeing major
fundraising campaigns and outreach to the business and
philanthropic communities; provide leadership and prioritize
projects; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
prepare and make effective presentations to foundation and
corporate boards, administrators and business community groups;
develop effective partnerships between the college’s foundation and
community and industry leaders; demonstrate understanding of,
sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic,
socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual
orientation, age, politics, philosophy, disability, and religious
background of all students, faculty and staff.
• Experience with and/or expertise in…
— Managing a Foundation Office and supporting/cultivating a
— Identifying and cultivating large donors and industry/business
— Building, expanding, and electronically organizing a strong donor
and resource base
— Planning events and/or special initiatives
• Demonstrated leadership and success with…
— Utilizing strong written and oral communication skills to design
and present information in various formats to broad/diverse
— Building consensus, cultivating collaborative teams, and
fostering positive relationships with diverse groups
— Promoting a culture of inclusiveness and respect for all members
of the organization/College community, and maintaining a supportive
and engaging work/learning environment
— Applying an equity-minded approach to work and service
— Grant writing and/or management
• Ability to…
— Represent the Foundation and College to develop and strengthen
community engagement and partnerships
— Work with various internal constituencies, within a participatory
governance environment, to understand needs and to assess methods
of raising dollars in their support
— Provide oversight of successful strategic planning and systems
— Implement District policies and procedures, while working
effectively with faculty and staff in a collective bargaining
— Understand and support the community college mission
• Application Process - To ensure full consideration, qualified
candidates must submit a complete online application. The following
document(s) should be assembled prior to completing the online
CCCCD Application (these will need to be uploaded with your
— Cover Letter of Application - The cover letter (not to exceed
four [ 4 ] pages) should clearly: express your interest in serving
as Director of College Advancement for Los Medanos College;
describe the depth and breadth of your relevant professional
background; and cite specific examples of your experience,
knowledge, and skills that match the Desirable Qualifications
outlined in the position announcement.
— Current Resume/CV
— Unofficial Transcript(s) verifying the degree requirement(s) for
• Application Deadline - Applications must be submitted online
(www.4cdcareers.net) with all requested documents by 11:59 p.m.
Pacific Time (PT) on November 9, 2021. Please review the posting in
its entirety and allow sufficient time to upload requested
documents. Only complete online applications will be reviewed by
the committee following the deadline date.
— To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, do not
submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo,
articles you have written, etc.). Please only upload requested
documents that are labeled accordingly with your name. Uploading
extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this
posting, may result in your application not being reviewed.
— Application materials sent via mail, fax, or email will not be
— Correspondence regarding the application and/or interviews may be
sent to you via e-mail.
Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is
$9,287 per month, second step $9,757 per month or third step at
$10,250 per month (depending upon experience). Based on current
salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an
employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each
fiscal year. These increases will occur, on annual basis, until the
maximum step of $11,314 per month is reached on the salary
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled:
To apply, visit https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/7956