Director of College Advancement (Los Medanos College)


Posting Number: 0001554


Location: Los Medanos College


Salary: $9,287.00-$11,314/month (Please see special instructions for initial salary placement)


Position Definition:


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.


Distinguishing Characteristics:


Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:


Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

• 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 operations.

• 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 categories.

• 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 and donors.

• 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 committees.

• 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 objectives.

• Maintains the Foundation’s database, including donor and prospect information.

• 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 relations goals.

• 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 area.

• Attends College events, as appropriate; attends community meetings/events to represent the Foundation and/or College and advance relationships with external partners, organizations, and constituencies.

• 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 President.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:




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.


Knowledge Of:


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.


Skill To:


Ability To:


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.


Desirable Qualifications:


• Experience with and/or expertise in…

— Managing a Foundation Office and supporting/cultivating a Foundation Board

— Identifying and cultivating large donors and industry/business partners

— 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 constituencies

— 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 development efforts

— Implement District policies and procedures, while working effectively with faculty and staff in a collective bargaining environment

— Understand and support the community college mission


Special Instructions:


Open until filled, internal and external applicants.


• 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 application):


— 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 this position


• Application Deadline – This position is open until filled and applications will be reviewed periodically. 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.


• Important:

— 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 accepted.

— 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 schedule.


Contra Costa Community College District is returning to some in-person activities in a gradual, responsive process following all relevant local, state, federal, and CDC guidance related to COVID-19. Job applicants are advised that the Contra Costa Community College District has mandated that District employees will need to be vaccinated or obtain a waiver for religious or medical reasons. Employees who receive a waiver will be required to wear a mask and test regularly. If this employment condition is unacceptable to a job applicant, they should not apply for consideration.


Job Close Date:


Open Until Filled: Yes


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