Job Details

Foothill-De Anza Community College District
  • Position Number: 1132493
  • Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising


Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Director of Development


Posting #: 17-073

Campus: Foothill College

Number of Working Months:

Starting Salary:

Close Date: 1/17/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Employment Duration:

Description:

Full Salary Range: $100,609.69 - $141,567.93 annually*
*Actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience (Customary Hiring Range: $100,609.69-$110,922.18 annually).

Initial Review Date: 1/17/18 **
**Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the management position above.

POSITION PURPOSE:
Reporting to the Executive Director, Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation. Work with college leadership, faculty and staff, existing donors and prospective donors. Develops and implements strategies to cultivate, and solicit gifts up to $100,000.

NATURE and SCOPE:
The Director of Development implements strategies to cultivate and solicit gifts up to $100,000; develops stewardship strategies. Initiates and concludes solicitations.

KEY DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties and responsibilities are typical but not limited to the following:
  1. With Foundation, college and district leadership, identify key programs and priorities for support.
  2. Identify key prospects, conceptualize, prioritize and plan initiatives to cultivate prospective donors. Actively maintain donor information on Foundation database.
  3. With Foundation, college, and district leadership, create solicitation strategies, and solicit and close gifts.
  4. Maintain active schedule of visits and solicitation to meet annual goals.
  5. Staff college commission and work with campus staff and volunteers to create activities that will constructively lead to increased private support for the college.
  6. Help plan and staff Foundation-related meetings and events.
  7. Identify, recruit, train and staff fundraising volunteers.
  8. Work as a member of the Foundation team to advance the Foundation's efforts to provide much-needed private support for the entire district.
  9. Independently, and with Foundation staff, write and develop proposals, materials, solicitation letters, invitations and other fundraising-related materials.
  10. Stay current on local, regional and national fundraising trends and climate as well as federal and state tax laws and regulations.
  11. Assist in the development of fundraising projections and forecasts for the Foundation. Collaborate on efforts to move individuals into the ranks of major givers.
  12. Perform related duties as assigned.
  13. Support, implement and promote compliance with the District's Diversity and Equal Opportunity Plan in all aspects of employment and education; encourage cultural and ethnic diversity in staffing, curriculum, programs and services.
  14. Assure compliance with the District's Injury and Illness Prevention Program by providing motivation, incentives and discipline to assigned staff. Maintain a safe work environment through enforcing safe work practices, reporting and investigating accidents, maintaining necessary documentation, and requiring employees to receive mandated training.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Knowledge:
  1. Fundraising techniques and philosophies for an academic organization.
  2. Annual giving and direct solicitation methods and procedures.
  3. Budget monitoring and control.
  4. Donor database software.
  5. Principles of training and providing work direction to others.

Skills and Abilities:
  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Demonstrate initiative to raise funds at a level that meets or exceeds annual goals.
  3. Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels, including those with high net worth. Demonstrate excellence in interpersonal relations.
  4. Effective written and oral presentation skills.
  5. Motivate volunteers at all levels of the organization.
  6. Ability to coordinate several programs simultaneously.
  7. Prepare comprehensive program reports and reviews.
  8. Supervise and direct staff.
  9. Work well as a key member of the Foundation team.
  10. Demonstrate sound judgment in working with donors, volunteers, faculty, staff and administrators.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Bachelor's degree with a strong experience in fundraising for public and/or nonprofit organizations.
  3. Six (6) years of fund-raising experience in related academic or non-profit settings, or equivalent transferable experience.
  4. Experience interacting with volunteer organizations or equivalent volunteer leadership experience.
  5. Experience in higher education environment preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Environment:
  1. Typical office environment.

Physical Abilities:
  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone and make presentations.
  2. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  3. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  4. Sitting for extending periods of time.
  5. Bending at the waist.
  6. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

APPLICATION PACKET:
  1. A District on-line application on http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/. *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our Applicant Information to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Position: Full-Time, Permanent, 12-months per year
Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Annual salary plus benefits; excellent benefits package which includes coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
Email: employment@fhda.edu
http://hr.fhda.edu/


To apply, visit: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/





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