Vice President of Advancement

Mar 20, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Vice President of Advancement

SALARY: $10,769.00 ­ $12,192.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 03/17/17
CLOSING DATE: 05/02/17 11:59 PM

Under general direction of the Superintendent/President, the Vice President of Advancement provides strategic leadership, resource development, community and public relations, and general administrative management and oversight of the Office of Advancement. The Vice President will establish a high quality, comprehensive program for institutional advancement through the administration of fund raising, planned giving, grant opportunities, alumni events, student scholarships, faculty and staff professional development awards, community partnerships, and special events.

The Vice President collaborates closely with the Board of Directors of the Monterey Peninsula College Foundation (MPC Foundation) in support of developing and implementing strategic initiatives in support of the MPC Foundation's goals and mission.

The Vice President of Advancement serves as a member of the President's Cabinet and is designated as a Classified Administrator.


Essential Functions
1. Under the direction of the Superintendent/President, serving as a member of President's Cabinet, provide leadership and work collaboratively to develop, direct, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive development plan to advance the goals and mission of the College.
2. Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors of the MPC Foundation, to recommend and develop comprehensive policies and on­going programs to achieve fund­raising initiatives through planned giving, major gifts, community and business partnerships, and annual giving campaigns.
3. Provide staff support for the MPC Foundation and committees. Oversee preparation of materials, written and financial reports, board agenda items, and minutes. Provide in service training to MPC Foundation board members and committees.
4. Develop methods and systems to provide major gifts, annual campaigns, corporate giving, estate planning, annuities and trust funds and other methods to support the College. Maintain the integrity of the donor database. Ensure the acknowledgement of gifts and donations. Monitor charitable donation to ensure expenditures are appropriate in accordance with donor conditions and stipulations.
5. Collaborate with stakeholders to plan and execute special fund raising and donor recognition events and programs in coordination with and in support of the MPC Foundation, Booster Club, Alumni, President's Circle and other entities. Attend a variety of events and serve as spokesperson as appropriate.
6. Develop and oversee a variety of student assistance programs, including scholarships, textbook and emergency assistance. Administer and manage the Faculty and Staff Advancement awards in support of college priorities and programs.
7. Design and direct public relations and marketing efforts to strengthen awareness of the MPC Foundation's role as a strategic partner in supporting the vision and goals of the College. Oversee and manage the effective use of the promotional material, MPC Foundation website, and social and public media.
8. Initiate, research, and write grant proposals to various funding sources, including private foundations, corporations, and public agencies in support of MPC student, College initiatives and Foundation programs. Working collaboratively with others, provide administrative oversight for grants.
9. Oversee data collection, management, and reporting to ensure fiscal compliance and accountability
of the Office of Advancement and MPC Foundation. Prepare financial records and reports in accordance with federal, state, grant, and local regulations. Integrate data in analyzing effectiveness of programs and in planning future initiatives.
10. Participate in outreach efforts to foster and cultivate prospective donors and development opportunities. Attend community events to promote the College and MPC Foundation. Develop and maintain effective relationships with government officials, and business and community organizations to advance the missions of the MPC Foundation and College.
11. Oversee and manage the day­to­day operations of the Office of Advancement. Select, supervise, train, and evaluate MPC Foundation staff. Oversee and manage the operational budget and expenditures.
12. Maintain an understanding of current ideas, trends, laws, regulations, guidelines and practices pertaining to the areas of responsibility through continued study and participation in professional organizations. Seek and participate in professional development activities.

Other Duties:
1. Serve on assigned MPC Foundation, regional and College committees. Represent the MPC Foundation and College at local, regional and state meetings and events.
2. Perform other duties as assigned.


Education & Experience
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in business, communications, marketing, or related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in resource development, fundraising, marketing and/or public and community relations.

Licenses and other Requirements
Possession of or ability to obtain prior to employment, a valid California driver's license and must have an acceptable driving record and current vehicle insurance meeting State of California requirements. Desirable: Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certificate.

Desirable Qualifications
• Demonstrated leadership ability in a complex organization in the area of resource development, marketing or public relations.
• Demonstrated success in grant writing, application, and approval.
• Demonstrated ability to work collegially with constituent groups.
• Previous experience working collaboratively with the members of a non­profit board.
• Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certificate.

Knowledge of methods, techniques, and procedures used in the planning, development, marketing, and delivery of a major fundraising and resource development program; sources of grant funding, the application process and management; financial investment and management techniques and regulations; principles and methods of management and supervision; budget preparation and expenditure control; record keeping, data collection, and report preparation techniques to ensure information is accurately presented and reported; current computer operating systems, software applications and office productivity software such as word processing, spreadsheets, calendaring, presentation, and database programs; the diverse background of community college students; and the mission, goals and vision of California community colleges.

Ability to: Develop, strengthen and implement the goals of a comprehensive community college
foundation program, including overseeing major fundraising and campaigns; outreach to the business and philanthropic communities; provide leadership and prioritize projects; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; develop a positive relationship with the media; develop and maintain effective working relationships with college administrators, faculty, staff, students, and community and business partners; supervise, train and evaluate employees; research, evaluate data, and prepare comprehensive, concise reports and recommendations; oversee and recommend budget preparation and expenditures; prepare and make effective presentations; demonstrate possession of strong organizational and leadership skills; learn applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies and procedures; exercise tact, diplomacy and confidentiality in dealing with sensitive and complex issues, situations and records; supervise, train, and evaluate personnel; operate computers and their peripherals; use current common software applications in order to accurately enter and retrieve data; operate a variety of office equipment including a computer; utilize word processing, spreadsheets, email, online calendaring and data entry and retrieval from database programs; demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to and appreciation for, the academic, ethnic, socio­economic, disability and gender diversity of students and staff attending and working on a community college campus.

Office environment, constant interruptions, extensive contact with the public. Occasional standing or walking; periodic handling of lightweight parcels up to 15 pounds. Requires some evening and weekend responsibilities.


Salary $10,769.00­$12,192 per month. Placement will be commensurate with background and experience. In addition, a qualified incumbent can earn a doctoral stipend of $242 per month.

Monterey Peninsula College offers excellent employee benefits, ranging from health, dental, vision, life insurance, employee assistance program (EAP), and long­term disability, provides sick leave and contributes to the CalSTRS retirement plan. Monterey Peninsula College contributes to the State Teachers' Retirement System. Participation in tax deferred plans is available.


Applicants must submit the following materials online:

• A completed District application, including the required diversity statement.
• A cover letter which describes your interest in, experience and qualifications for
the position.
• A current resume including educational background, professional experience, professional activities, and any other experience pertinent to the position.
• Unofficial Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Official copies will be required at the time of hire. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the applicant's expense. List of Evaluation Services.
• An essay which provides examples of how you meet the desirable qualifications. (Not to exceed
on? page)
• A list of at least four professional references with titles and current phone numbers (office, cell and home numbers). Interviewees will be asked permission to contact these references via a signed release prior to interviews.
• Any certificates related to the position (optional).

Please Note: Candidates advanced for interviews must agree to a full background and reference check and may be required to submit further materials.

Please submit only materials requested. All documents included in your application file become the property of the College.

Applicants with disabilities who require an accommodation should notify Human Resources at least ten working days before the accommodation is required.

The position is open until filled. However, to ensure consideration, application materials should be completed online by May 2, 2017 to be given priority consideration.

For additional information, please contact:

Kayla Garcia
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College 831­646­3038

Applicants selected for interviews will be notified by phone approximately 24 weeks following the application deadline. Initial interviews are held on campus and tentatively scheduled for the month of May 2017. Travel expenses associated with the initial interview are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Selected finalists will be invited to second interviews with the Superintendent/President. Partial reimbursement for expenses associated with the second interview may be available. Positions are subject to adequate funding and MPC reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre­ employment requirements. Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, Risk Assessment or verification of a negative TB exam, proof of fingerprints taken via Live Scan to the Department of Justice, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval.

The District is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

About the College
Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) is a fully accredited California public community college. With an open admissions policy, the college is known for the excellence of its academic programs and student support services. The college has been recognized as a top military friendly school.

Monterey Peninsula College is located on the beautiful central coast of California, approximately 120 miles south of San Francisco. The cities of Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Seaside and the unincorporated areas commonly known as Big Sur, Carmel Valley and Pebble Beach are all served by the district. Monterey Peninsula is known as a world­class destination and the many attractions of the area include an incomparable coastline, numerous state parks, the historical district of Monterey, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and several of the most famous golf courses in the world.

Monterey Peninsula College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation and contact information for the Commission can be found at

Monterey Peninsula College's comprehensive curriculum and student services are designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body and include transfer, career and technical education, basic skills, and continuing education offerings.

In 2015­2016 MPC served approximately 14,000 students which included:
AfricanAmerican 3.68%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.39%
Asian 5.37%
Filipino 2.77%
Hispanic 33.75%
MultiEthnicity 4.27%
Pacific Islander 0.86%
Unknown 5.48%
White NonHispanic 43.43%

A number of other institutions cooperate with Monterey Peninsula College in serving the postsecondary education demands of the Monterey Peninsula. Among those are California State University, Monterey Bay, Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, the Defense Language Institute, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey College of Law, and the Naval Postgraduate School. The College also enjoys a collaborative relationship with the Monterey County Business Council and the Monterey County Workforce Investment Board.


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