Executive Director, College Foundation and Community Relations

Job description

Classification Title:

Executive Director, College Foundation/Community Relations

Job Title:

Executive Director, College Foundation and Community Relations

Position Number:

FCM943

Location:

Fullerton College

Department:

FC Friends of Fullerton College

Percentage of Employment :

100%

Months of Employment :

12 Months Per Year

Work Schedule:

Depending on start date, position may require that you work remotely Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (However, some flexibility such as evenings and weekends will be required to meet the needs of the department.)

About Us::

Do you strive to make a difference in higher education? Are you looking for a rewarding career opportunity to be a part of our students’ educational success and lifelong learning? If so, we invite you to join North Orange County Community College District. We are proud to enroll over 80,000 students and serve a population of over one million people, annually! Home to more than 2,600 employees, our highly skilled, professional, and diverse faculty and staff are leading two of California’s premier colleges, Cypress Community College and Fullerton Community College, as well as one of the largest continuing education programs, North Orange Continuing Education.

We invite you to join the Fullerton College campus community. Ideal candidates will share Fullerton College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Fullerton College offers a radically student-centered culture that is inclusive and welcoming to all who learn and work here. The student body is incredibly diverse, with more than 55.5% Latinx, 19.3% Caucasian, 14.8% Asian/Pacific Islander, 3.2% African American, and 0.24% American Indian/Alaskan Native. Additionally, students from more than 40 countries enroll in our International Student Program each year. The College believes in a multicultural learning experience where faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds can contribute to the development of our students.

Fullerton College is the oldest community college in continuous operation in California. Since our first class in 1913, we have grown to become one of the most successful community colleges in the nation. Our high transfer and graduation rates, rich academic programs and radically student-centered approach equip students with the skills and resources they need to succeed. Each year, thousands of students transfer to the CSU and UC systems as well as to private colleges and universities throughout the nation. Notably, during 2019, Fullerton College was ranked as the number one community college in California in transfers to the California State University (CSU) system.

Fullerton College is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is eligible for designation as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institution (AANAPISI). Fullerton College proudly offers many programs to serve and support our diverse student body, including Puente, Umoja, Student Diversity Success Initiative, INCITE, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) Foster Youth Success Initiative, Disability Services, and a Veterans Resource Center. The College also provides many avenues of support for our faculty and staff through networks that include the Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and LGBTQ Faculty Staff Associations.

Fullerton College offers a comprehensive array of student services programs and academic and career pathways designed to achieve our campus strategic goals related to access, retention, persistence, and student success initiatives on campus. The College is developing an implementation plan for Guided Pathways and has robust partnerships with our local high school districts.

The Fullerton College campus community is dedicated to our core values of Community, Diversity, Equity, Excellence, Growth, Inclusivity, Innovation, Integrity, Partnership, Respect and Responsibility. For more information, please visit our website at www.fullcoll.edu .

What We Offer::

•100% employee medical premium coverage
•Fringe allowance to be used at employee’s discretion
•Voluntary (Medical/Dependent Day Care) Flexible Spending Account
•$50,000 life insurance benefit
•Deferred Compensation Program (403(b)/457 plans)
•Retirement Pension Plan (CalSTRS/CalPERS)
•Abundant Professional Development opportunities
•18 paid holidays + Paid vacation
•Cumulative sick leave
•Summer schedule (exceptions apply)
•Employee Assistance Program
•Environment that fosters diversity and inclusion
•Progressive and innovative culture

Primary Purpose:

Under the direction of a college president, this position provides leadership for the management of college Foundation operations, including fundraising, community relations, and alumni activities to enhance the financial welfare and image of the college. The Executive Director, College Foundation and Community Relations works directly with the Foundation Board of Directors.

Essential Functions:

Examples of essential functions are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature.

Job Description:

Identifies and cultivates individual, corporate and organization fundraising prospects; conducts major and planned gift solicitations.

Directs major fundraising events; manages the annual giving program and the scholarship solicitation and awards programs.

Coordinates alumni activities.

Coordinates community outreach/relations activities with the college Director of Campus Communications to enhance the visibility of the college and the Foundation and maintain an effective public information program.

Prepares strategic and annual operating plans for the Foundation; prepares an annual budget to support the fundraising programs.

Assures compliance with all pertinent federal, state and local laws, relevant contractual obligations, and recognized reporting standards applicable to fundraising.

Monitors Foundation assets in cooperation with the Foundation Board, College President, and Vice President of Administrative Services; exercises appropriate fiduciary oversight of trust agreements, gift acceptance and investment policies.

Develops, prepares and maintains a variety of detailed and comprehensive reports, records, and files related to Foundation operations.

Works with legal counsel, investment, fundraising, research, communications and other consultants as directed in the planning and execution of Foundation development and alumni programs.

Organizes, attends, or chairs a variety of administrative and staff meetings as required; serves on committees and special projects as directed; coordinates programs and services as appropriate with other District and college personnel.

Trains, supervises, evaluates and directs the work of personnel as assigned; participates in selection and hiring processes.

Plans, organizes and arranges appropriate training and staff development activities; provides orientation for new employees.

Learns and applies emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Provide leadership in District/College efforts to increase the diversity of faculty and staff, to address student achievement gaps, and in the creation of a welcoming and inclusive work and educational environment.

Assist and promote the growth and success of a diverse population of students and employees through the development of interculturally competent and equity minded management and leadership abilities. The ideal candidate should have experience in this area with African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students and employees.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Working Relationships:

The Executive Director, College Foundation and Community Relations maintains frequent contact with representatives from the community, business and industry, and college personnel.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and objectives

Knowledge of California education code and requirements, including Title 5

Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and reporting standards applicable to fundraising activities and foundation operations

Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary

Knowledge of record keeping procedures

Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance

Knowledge of appropriate software and databases

Ability to make effective presentations and written proposals

Ability to interpret, apply and explain laws, regulations, policies and procedures

Ability to assess, analyze, implement and evaluate research project activities

Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Ability to meet schedules and time lines

Ability to work independently with little direction

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions

Ability to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing

Ability to supervise, train and provide work direction to others

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Special Requirements:

The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration. All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be from accredited post-secondary institutions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Possession of a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution.

A minimum of three years of successful fundraising, institutional development, entrepreneurial or management/supervisory experience, or a combination of these relevant to the position.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how their experience with these factors relates to successfully achieving the goals of the position.

Desirable Qualifications:

Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution.

Completion of fundraising certificate program or National Society of Fundraising Executive accreditation.

Demonstrated record of successful, creative fundraising projects and/or events, preferably in a college setting.

Experience in monitoring assets in cooperation with a board and organizational leaders, exercising fiduciary oversight, and compliance with pertinent laws and standards applicable to fundraising.

Experience in community relations/public affairs/public relations/public information.

Experience in developing and managing a capital campaign.

Prior experience in approaching work and interactions with colleagues and/or students in an equity minded manner. Ability to provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational environment.

Experience collaborating with faculty, staff, and/or community leaders in programs and initiatives that are specifically designed to assist historically underrepresented students achieve their educational goals.

Working Conditions:

Office environment; subject to constant interruptions and frequent interaction with others; sitting for long periods at a time (up to 2-3 hours); may require off-site duties and activities.

Salary Range:

$114,777 - $145,233 Annually

Posting Number:

2015108P

Open Date:

02/08/2021

Close Date:

03/22/2021

Special Instructions Summary:

Special COVID 19 Notice: In-person interviews are suspended at this time and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at North Orange County Community College District.

This is a designated classified management position subject to a one-year probationary period.

Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3) and will be requested at the finalist and/or offer of employment phase of the hiring process.

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists.

Minimum Qualifications – Experience: One year of experience is equivalent to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week (full time). Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for the sole purpose of meeting the experience minimum qualification.

Minimum Qualifications – Education: 24 units are equal to one year of education. As applicable, education must be from a regionally accredited institution and verifiable on a legible unofficial transcript.

NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit http://www.nocccd.edu/policies-and-procedures to view the administrative procedures – AP 7120-10.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

If you would like to add additional transcripts not required by the position, you may upload them to the “Additional Transcripts” link when completing your application.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

 

 

 

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Posted: 2/10/2021
Application Due: 3/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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