Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement (2017)

Apr 11, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement (2017)

MiraCosta College

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Discipline or Department: Foundation

Position Type: Administrator

Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: See "Type of Benefits" section below.

Working Hours:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Apply and submit all application materials through MiraCosta College's online application system at Once you're in the system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

Complete application packets submitted through the online system by Tuesday, June 27, 2017, will be included in the first screening. Additional applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

In order to be considered for this position, the following must be submitted:

1. The district administrator application which includes your complete employment history. References will not be contacted unless you are under consideration as a finalist.

2. A cover letter addressed to the members of the screening and interview committee summarizing your background and experience as it applies to this position and the minimum/desirable qualifications. Also address your role in leading significant fundraising campaigns and also communication/branding efforts in the context of "The MiraCosta Promise" (

3. A current curriculum vitae or resume of professional experience, educational achievement, and community involvement.

4. Transcripts from all higher education institutions. Unofficial transcripts or legible copies are acceptable but must indicate that your degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable.

All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.

If your degree/coursework is from a college or university anywhere outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be found at Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

NOTE: Please do not submit additional materials, including letters of recommendation, as they will be removed. NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answers will appear toward the bottom of the application form.

-- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We strive to be a model for equity and inclusion, effectively supporting students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who possess a range of abilities, academic preparation, and life experiences. Please describe what qualifications and/or experiences have prepared you to contribute to the fulfillment of the College's goals for equity and inclusion.

Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone. Those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail. A limited number of applicants will be invited to the college for an initial interview. Initial interviews with the screening and interview committee are expected to be conducted in early June and will include a committee interview, as well as possible oral presentation and written exercise. The screening and interview committee will forward finalists' names to the Superintendent/President for further consideration and a final interview. Information regarding the individual recommended for hire is expected to be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval at their June 2017 meeting.

Candidates may be reimbursed for travel expenses up to $500 for each trip to the college for invited interviews. Reimbursement will be determined on a case-by-case basis at the time interviews are scheduled.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the process should contact Human Resources at least five days prior to the first screening date.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.


The offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; proof of eligibility to work in the United States; fingerprint clearance; approval by the Board of Trustees; and a formal credit check.

Basic Function and Other Details:
MiraCosta Community College District in coastal, north San Diego County, California, invites applications for the position of Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement to begin July 1, 2017. The position is open until filled. The submission deadline for the first screening of applications is Tuesday, June 27, 2017.


Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent/President, serves as a member of the senior leadership team to build visibility, resources and relationships for the District. Responsible for the overall leadership and performance of a comprehensive advancement program for the District directing the areas of Public and Governmental Relations, Marketing and Communications; the MiraCosta Foundation; Development and Alumni Relations; Grants; and Special Events. Empowers and directs an effective cohesive team of approximately 11 professionals that sets and fulfills clear, ambitious and achievable goals. Formulates policies and programs that grow the financial and human investment in the District to further enhance the culture of philanthropy. Oversees the continued implementation of a cohesive communications, government relations, marketing, and branding strategy for the District in all forms of media for the purpose of broadening the visibility, reputation, and utilization of the District and its resources to external constituencies. Serves as the Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the MiraCosta College Foundation, (which raises $1.3 million annually and has an endowment of over $10.0 million). The position serves as the primary administrative and fundraising liaison with the Foundation Board of Directors.

Representative Duties:
(E = essential job function)

1. Serve as a member of the superintendent/president's leadership team, setting and carrying out strategic initiatives, policy and procedures, goals and objectives, and budget and resource planning for the department and Foundation. Advise senior leadership team on issues and strategies related to District Advancement. [E]

2. Maintain effective relationships with deans, directors, faculty, students, and other employees as well as the many external constituencies to advance the strategic priorities and initiatives of the District. [E]

3. Participate in planning and training activities both on and off campus as they relate to District activities. This includes community events, meetings, boards, committees and other outreach efforts. [E]

4. Hire, guide and evaluate professional and administrative staff, oversee accountability and professional development to ensure a dynamic, entrepreneurial, goal-oriented department. [E]

5. Develop and submit annual budgets for the department and participate in responsible fiscal planning and budgeting. [E]

6. As the Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the Foundation Board of Directors, manage board committee work and board meeting agendas. Support board members and other leading volunteers in advancement activities, managing the engagement of prospects for District priorities. [E]

7. Support the superintendent/president in his/her advancement activities, managing engagement of prospects for major District priorities, providing research, and conferring on strategies. [E]

8. Actively manage own portfolio on prospects throughout the fundraising process. [E]

9. Coordinate the grants program including working with deans, faculty and staff to identify grant resources appropriate to meet college needs. 10. Advance the culture of philanthropy internal and external to the District, serving as a college advocate in the community and building relationships that closely link the community with the college. [E]

11. Oversee the development and effective execution of a comprehensive consistent public and government relations, marketing and communications program to internal and external constituencies to meet goals for targeted and general populations using various media platforms. [E]

12. Monitor and report on national and state legislation affecting community colleges. Supervise strategies to advance District initiatives to legislators, elected officials, officers and staff of other governmental and community agencies, and other internal and external constituencies. [E]

13. Cultivate relationships and effectively advocate District interests with local, state, and federal elected and appointed government officials and the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.

14. Facilitate District involvement in regional and statewide organizations and coalitions focused on legislation, economic development and communications/marketing.

15. In coordination with Academic Information Services, oversee the development and maintenance of the Foundation and district's public websites in the areas of usability, aesthetic, interaction design and information architecture. [E]

16. Perform other duties as assigned.

Type of Benefits:
COMPENSATION AND FRINGE BENEFITS: MiraCosta College offers competitive compensation commensurate with the successful candidate's background and experience. To view the salary schedule for associate vice presidents at MiraCosta College, go to The benefits package includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; and other optional coverages. This position is also covered under the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

Minimum Qualifications:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. A master's degree from an accredited institution.*

2. Experience in Institutional Advancement with at least five years of experience in one or more of the following: institutional advancement; philanthropy/fundraising; or communications and marketing.

3. Five years of supervisory and management experience, preferably including experience with volunteers.

4. Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the cultural, developmental, socioeconomic, ethnic, disability, and academic diversity of community college students, faculty, and staff.

*All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree/coursework is from a college or university anywhere outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be found at Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

Desirable Qualifications:
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: 1. An earned doctorate from an accredited institution. 2. Community college administrative experience. 3. Working knowledge of and experience with Title 5 regulations, California Education Code, California regulatory agencies, and federal regulations including federal IRS code 501(c)(3) policies for non-profit organizations.

Licenses and Other Requirements:

Closing Date:

First Screening Date: Open until filled; deadline for first screening of applications is Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Human Resources Contact Information: or 760.795.6854

About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 112 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and parts of Carmel Valley.

MiraCosta offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

The district consists of three campus sites and a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving about 12,000 credit students, has been located since 1964 on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, on 48 acres below the bluffs overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. The San Elijo Campus opened in September 1988, and now attracts about 3,000 credit students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 4,000 students in the college's noncredit classes including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes as well as some college credit classes.


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