Executive Director, Foundation and Institutional
$179,496.00 - $211,152.00 Annually
10/6/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the
principles of equal opportunity employment. The District encourages
a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion,
marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its
policies, procedures or practices. In fact, the college encourages
applications from all segments of qualified people.
This position will close on October 6, 2023 at 11:59
Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the
highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United
States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a
comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles
County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia,
Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk,
and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe
Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and
certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions.
Enrollment currently averages 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos
College online at https://www.cerritos.edu./
Plans, organizes, supervises, and evaluates the College Foundation,
alumni relations, contract education, economic development,
community advancement, and other programs and services that enhance
external and internal community support to diversify revenue
sources that maximize funding opportunities. Coordinates activities
and fosters productive working relationships with District
divisions and departments and various public and private groups.
Provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to
the President/Superintendent and the College Foundation.
Distinguishing Career Features
The Executive Director, Foundation and Institutional Advancement
reports to the President/Superintendent and is responsible for the
development and implementation of an aligned strategic plan that
typifies effective donor cultivation and strong corporate and
community relations, leading to increased giving levels that
benefit the District and its stakeholders. The Executive Director,
Foundation and Institutional Advancement manages all aspects of the
Foundation and ensures that effective infrastructure systems are in
place, including oversight of the Foundation's investment portfolio
and coordinating fund disbursement. This position oversees the
programs and operations of contract education, economic
development, and community advancement. The Executive Director,
Foundation and Institutional Advancement establishes and maintains
positive relationships with industry partners, corporations,
donors, prospects, partners, alumni, and the Foundation
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Manages daily operations of the Foundation to ensure
transparency and accountability in all aspects of the
Leads, supervises, trains, and evaluates assigned personnel.
Certifies payroll for assigned personnel. Applies the terms and
provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements; state
and federal laws; and District Board Policies and Administrative
Procedures in personnel matters.
Provides leadership and oversight, assessment and evaluation
for contract education, economic development, community
advancement, including their programs, services, personnel,
interagency reports, contracts and budgets.
Anticipates, prevents, and resolves conflicts and problems
under areas of supervision.
Advocates for shared governance, collegiality, staff
cohesiveness and for the core values of the District. Participates
on and chairs committees, task forces, and special assignments.
Works with shared stakeholders in order to assess economic
development needs and partnerships with the potential donors to the
Prepares, reviews, and presents staff reports, various
management and information updates, and reports on special projects
as assigned by the President/Superintendent.
Works in coordination with the District's public relations and
marketing functions to enhance the Foundation's image, engage the
community, and generate donor support.
Prepares recommendations and/or contracts as appropriate and
submits them to the administration and/or the Board of Trustees for
Monitors changes in laws, regulations, and technology that may
affect District or program operations; implements policy and
procedural changes as required.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Fiscal Responsibilities, Fundraising and
Develops and monitors budgets to maximize financial resources.
Prepares an annual operating budget, in conjunction with the
finance committee, for adoption by the Board of Directors of the
Maintains a financial accounting system for Foundation fiscal
activities that complies with the District's audit rules and
regulations. Maintains accurate records of all gifts and donations
to the Foundation.
Works with assigned personnel to develop investment policy;
determine asset allocation; researches investments; supervises
investments; track and distribute Endowment Funds in concert with
the President/Superintendent and Foundation Board
Develops, implements, and maintains a comprehensive
fund-raising program which includes individual, group, and
corporate giving; capital campaigns; alumni outreach; District
employee outreach; planned giving; and estate planning.
Promotes, maintains, grows, and administers scholarship
Develops and maintains systems for identification of donors and
potential donors, ensures timely acknowledgement of all
contributions, and maintains communication with external prospects
and donors on an ongoing basis.
Identifies and seeks grant opportunities from private and
Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of
fundraising and alumni relations as they relate to the area of
Foundation Board and the Strategic Plan
Recruits, orients, trains, and manages an appointed Board of
Directors used for outreach and fundraising purposes.
Plans and attends all meetings of the Executive Board of
Directors of the Foundation and all meetings of the full Foundation
Board of Directors. Prepares appropriate agendas, support
materials, minutes, and financial reports.
Leads the Foundation and Board of Directors in the development
and implementation of a strategic plan that aligns with the
District strategic plan.
Ensures that the Foundation's strategic plan includes a mission
and short- and long-term goals, objectives, actions, timelines, and
Community and Alumni Relations
Develops, leads, coordinates, and implements an alumni
Conducts consistent community outreach and actively
participates in chambers of commerce, service clubs, organizations,
and events within and outside the District.
Coordinates Foundation activities with representatives of
various campus constituencies, alumni, members of the Foundation
Board, committees, and volunteer groups.
Markets the Foundation's achievements in economic development
and its significance to the local college community.
Bachelor's degree required. Recent experience in nonprofit
management, public relations, marketing, business or public
administration, or a related field. Five years of recent,
full-time, professional-level experience with progression in
managing a multi-faceted fundraising/advancement program, and with
a demonstrable record of comprehensive fundraising, resource
development, financial and investment management, strategic
planning, public relations/communications, and employee supervision
and evaluation. Understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the
needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability
and ethnic background of the student, community, and employee
population. A master's degree is preferred.
Master's Degree in nonprofit management, public relations,
marketing, business or public administration, or a related
Knowledge and Skills
requires professional knowledge of:
Written and verbal communication skills, including the ability
to create effective and compelling donor materials.
Theories, principles, and practices associated with higher
Preparation and administration of large and complex budgets,
allocating limited resources in a cost-effective manner.
Methods and techniques for the development of presentations,
contract negotiations, business correspondence, and information
distribution; and research and reporting methods, techniques, and
Principles of functional leadership, training and performance
Pertinent federal and state laws and regulations.
Strategic planning in organization and management practices,
assessment, analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and
Foundation leadership, donor cultivation, campaign development,
fund raising, major gift solicitation, planned giving, and event
Financial planning to recommend to the Foundation Board the
services of qualified professionals in financial planning and
Managing, training, and leading non-profit boards and knowledge
of non-profit organization legal and accounting standards.
Marketing and public relations.
This position requires demonstrated skills in:
Integrity, honesty, and ethics in the performance and duties of
Organizing work and building an effective team to meet the
needs of the assigned areas.
Oral and written language sufficient to prepare reports and
Human relations/interpersonal skills to conduct performance
reviews, deliver presentations, and convey technical information to
a wide variety of audiences.
Mathematics to perform a variety of business and financial
This position requires the ability
Learn, interpret, and ensure compliance with state and federal
laws, Title 5, and other federal and state regulations as related
to the responsibilities of the position.
Develop relationships with corporations that result in funding
and in-kind services.
Liaison and work closely with Foundation Board members, local
businesses, community, staff, faculty, and administration to
enhance and support fundraising activities.
Work cooperatively and productively with internal and external
Continuously engage in learning and self-improvement.
Meet change with innovation to promote and meet the District's
Be open to change and new methods in the assigned area of
Organize, plan, develop, and write new programs, develop new
concepts, analyze outcomes, and prepare clear and concise
Guide and direct others in goal achievement.
Direct and facilitate development of personal and team
perspectives, and develop and deliver training programs.
Develop and monitor budgets and maximize financial
Constantly update skills to enable skilled use of the computer
and other technology.
This position requires
the physical ability to:
Function in an office environment performing work of primarily
a sedentary nature with some requirement to move about campus and
to off-campus locales.
The person in this position frequently communicates with
members of the campus community through various modalities. Must be
able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
Must be able to recognize printed material (printed or online)
for more than 50% of the expected work time.
Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity
machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer
Requires the ability to lift, push, and pull objects of medium
weight (less than 30 lbs.) on an occasional basis with or without
Work a flexible schedule which may include evenings, weekends,
and split schedules.
Licenses and Certificates
May require a
valid driver's license.
Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations
the application closing date, a search committee will review and
invite the most qualified applicants for an interview. As these are
highly competitive positions, meeting the minimum requirements does
not guarantee an interview. If you have questions or would like to
follow-up regarding your application, please contact Human
as search committee members are unable to
discuss specific recruitments.
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Application materials must be submitted by the closing date.
Applicants who need special services or facilities due to
disability in order to apply or interview for this position must
notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72
hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled
This is a full-time 12-calendar month contract manager
Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following
completion of the selection process.
An annual stipend of $3,681 shall be provided to management
employees with an earned doctorate degree.
Conditions of Employment
Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following
completion of the selection process. Individual who is offered
employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal
history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit
the required fee for processing the fingerprints, Federal Bureau of
Investigation (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police
Station), produce an original social security card, and submit
negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or
within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school
district in California) before employment.
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of
loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.
Please note - the District does not provide for immigration
sponsorships such as H1B Visas.
Board Policy 2905 requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a
condition of employment. The District requires all employees to
submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by
the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; https://www.cerritos.edu/board/policies/chapter-2---board-of-trustees.htm
College - Chapter 2 - Board of Trustees. Employees may submit
requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate
for consideration. Details are available on the District's https://www.cerritos.edu/covid-19/
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employment and employees have full and equal access to employment
opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program
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physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to
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