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Donor and Alumni Relations Coordinator (BC) (One or More Positions)

Kern Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Alumni Affairs
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Donor and Alumni Relations Coordinator (BC) (One or More Positions)

Kern Community College District

Salary: $59,810.94 - $78,477.13 Annually

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Job Number: FY21-22-00124

Location: Bakersfield, CA


Basic Function
Under the direction of the Foundation Executive Director, the Donor and Alumni Relations Coordinator manages a comprehensive fund development and alumni relations program that will generate financial and other support for the College. Positions in this class may be assigned primary responsibility for either donor or alumni relations but are expected to be fully cross-functional in order to meet changing workload demands.

Representative Duties

  • Work with Executive Director to develop annual goals and objectives, develop and establish project campaigns, and establish priorities in fund development and alumni engagement.
  • Develop and implement a plan for communicating with donors and alumni, and for engaging them in College activities and programs.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the BC Alumni Association, providing support in development and implementation of events and activities of the BCAA.
  • Implement campaigns to promote interaction among alumni and to highlight the success of BC alums.
  • Manage all scholarship accounts, including trust and endowment accounts and to timely prepare and distribute accurate annual reports to donors.
  • Implement initiatives to strengthen the Foundation's effectiveness as the primary fundraising entity for the College.
  • Maintain, in collaboration with Accounting Manager and the Financial Aid Office, complete, up-to-date records (biographical, historical, and financial) on all scholarships, ensuring such information is properly documented in AcademicWorks and Raisers Edge.
  • Communicate with donors of scholarship trust accounts to determine number of and amount of scholarships to be awarded on an annual basis and to collect those monies committed.
  • Field questions from current and potential donors regarding existing funds and provide information about how to establish new scholarships or endowments.
  • Negotiate and prepare gift agreements with new donors, while providing ongoing stewardship to current and former donors.
  • Manage annual Honors Celebration, enlisting help from other campus entities such as Financial Aid, Media Services, the Events Office, and Maintenance and Operations.
  • Maintain, in collaboration with the Financial Aid Office, complete, up-to-date records on all scholarships funded through Foundation accounts.
  • Plan and execute alumni, donor and other Foundation events. These duties may include overseeing all aspects of event execution, including maintenance of guest lists, invitations, selection of venues and menus, and general oversight of the event.
  • Serve as primary contact to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Participate in staffing the Foundation Office when others are out or otherwise occupied.

  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university and two years' experience in a comparable position. (Equivalent: Associate Degree and four years' experience in a comparable position.)
  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in higher education, charitable foundation and or corporate development (fundraising and/or communications) activities.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

  • Knowledge and Abilities
    Ability to:

  • Manage people and processes
  • Work independently and set goals and objectives for operations that fall within the scope of this position, supporting the College's goals
  • Work effectively with community groups and to direct volunteers
  • Communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing
  • Lead and demonstrate techniques associated with developing collaborative and effective partnerships
  • Be flexible and firm in support of areas of responsibility
  • Function under tight timelines, successfully completing projects in a detailed manner

  • Knowledge of:
  • The mission of community colleges, particularly California community colleges
  • Strong planning, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Basic computer skills including a working familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint or similar programs and social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

  • SALARY RANGE$ 59,810.94 - $ 78,477.13 annuallyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $ 62,838.87 annually
    First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by October 1, 2021 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

    Completed application packet must include:
    • Completed Online Application for Employment form
    • Current resume
    • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
    • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
    • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form

    It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

    Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

    Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
    EEO Plan 2021-2024

    Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment

    The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

    All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

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