$77.34-$95.81 hourly / $13,405.55-$16,607.13 monthly / $160,866.60-$199,285.56 annual
Plans, develops, implements, and directs a District-wide institutional advancement program designed to build and strengthen relationships with a broad range of constituencies and to encourage the advocacy of, investment in, and support of the colleges' initiatives, programs, and students.
Plans and directs the District's institutional advancement program which includes the areas of:
Fundraising and Gift Giving including alumni and constituent relations and funds administration
Communications, Marketing, and Brand Management
Establishes priorities and goals for principal and major gifts, planned giving, strategic partnerships, regional advancement, stewardship, alumni relations and annual funds for the District.
Creates and executes fund raising plans and campaigns that utilize best practices in annual, major, and planned gift programs to meet fundraising goals.
Researches, cultivates, and solicits major and annual gifts from donors; cultivates positive and enduring relationships among donors and alumni.
Establishes priorities, goals and objectives for District-wide communications, public relations, and branding campaigns that increase public awareness and support of District programs, services, and activities and enhance the District's prominence among key audiences.
Oversees the activities and actions of federal, state, and local government lobbyists; facilitates interaction between administrative staff, the Board of Trustees, and appropriate staff with lobbyists, government officials, and other persons of influence related to District's short and long-term goals and objectives.
Advises the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Resource Development, District managers, and others on institutional advancement achievable goals and objectives, project status, and issues needing attention, evaluation, resolution, and decisions.
Integrates operations and drives collaboration among college and District advancement teams.
Evaluates program structure, systems, policies, and procedures and implements changes as needed; insures all elements of the operation are consistent with legal requirements and best practices.
Monitors foundation operating budgets and insures compliance with all relevant policies and procedures.
Evaluates computer software and systems applicable to the District institutional advancement program and recommends improvements.
Represents the District at meetings and conferences, both locally and nationally, related to institutional advancement program activities.
Develops and oversees the maintenance of the unit budget.
Directs the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of unit staff to ensure proficient performance and a productive environment.
Directs and prepares correspondence, reports, and presentations regarding assigned functions.
Performs related duties as assigned.
A Director of Institutional Advancement is responsible for the planning and operations of the District's institutional advancement program including oversight of fundraising and gift giving including alumni and constituent relations and funds administration; communications, marketing, and brand management; and governmental relations; provides technical direction over college advancement activities.
A Director of Foundation plans, organizes, implements, and directs a comprehensive fund-raising program at a college by identifying and soliciting funds from private individuals, corporations, and foundations and managing the business affairs of the Foundation.
General direction is received from the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Resource Development. General supervision is exercised over administrative, supervisory, professional, technical, and clerical staff assigned to the Institutional Advancement Office. Functional supervision is exercised over college staff assigned to advancement functions.
Principles and practices of the full spectrum of development including: gift policies, solicitations, stewardship, donor recognition, and administration
Professional and ethical standards and practices as identified and agreed to by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP), and the Council on Resource Development (CRD)
Principles of communications and public relations and its role in advancing an organizational agenda
Principles, theories, practices, and techniques of marketing, branding, and advertising
Communications media sources and their most effective uses, including print, broadcast, web, and social media
Social media monitoring and analytics tools such as NetBase, Radian6, Sysomos, Brandwatch, and Crimson Hexagon
Advancement issues facing higher education and the basic tenets of community college education
Capabilities of computer systems and applications used in the communications and fund raising
Organization, functions, and inter-relationships of operating units and programs of the District
Principles and practices of organization and management
Principles and practices of business and public administration
Principles of supervision and training
Presenting concepts effectively verbally and in writing
Achieving the understanding and support of individuals or groups with indifferent or opposing points of view
Formulate a clear organizational vision and operational goals and objectives for institutional advancement
Administer and direct a multifaceted and complex advancement program through a combination of managers, consultants, contractors, and staff
Establish and implement a comprehensive program of reporting and communication
Develop and implement the operating policies required to achieve goals and objectives
Evaluate program operations and staff
Anticipate conditions, plan ahead, and establish priorities; act independently and promptly to situations and events
Recognize the critical elements of problems; develop and evaluate data, and determine solutions
Prepare and present effective oral and written communications, presentations, and reports
Integrate technology into business decisions and operations
Effectively communicate highly technical information concisely and in understandable terms
Successfully navigate and thrive in a multi‐institution context through persuasion, consensus, and effective communication
Foster trust and confidence; earn support from internal and external constituencies
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with constituency groups, officials and representatives of public and private foundations and organizations, employees, co-workers, and the public
Travel to off-site events and meetings
A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university preferably with a major in fundraising management, non-profit management, philanthropic leadership, or a related field. An advanced degree in one of the aforementioned majors is desirable.
Five years of recent full-time, professional-level experience in a leadership position with responsibility for private resource development including annual, capital, planned giving, and event fundraising preferably for a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization. Experience in communications, marketing, and branding plans and programs is desirable. Experience with an institution of higher learning or public agency is desirable.
A valid Class "C" California driver's license must be obtained within 10 days of establishing residency in the State of California.
Travel to locations throughout the District is required.
Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.