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Director of Development, Foothill-De Anza Foundation

Foothill-De Anza Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
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Oct 27, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
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Director of Development, Foothill-De Anza Foundation

Full Salary Range: $106,646.27 - $150,062.01 annually* *Actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience (Customary Hiring Range: $106,646.27 - $117,577.51 annually). In addition, candidates with verified educational units beyond the minimum qualification may qualify for additional pay, up to $564 per contract month. Initial Review Date: 8/2/21** or Open Until Filled **Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request. The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the management position above.
ABOUT THE DISTRICT Foothill - De Anza Community College District, composed of two colleges and an education center, is one of the top performing districts in both California and the United States, and one of the largest, ranking seventh in size among the state's 72 districts, serving more than 58,500 students per year and with an operating budget of $180M unrestricted general fund. Consistent with its mission, the District has a strong commitment to equity and inclusion and incorporates those values in its policies, procedures, and operations, and in its leadership and service to students and the community. Publicly supported and locally oriented, the District fills an essential role in workforce development, continuing education, and skills preparation to meet the changing demands of the highly diverse surrounding population and business communities. The District's students and more than 2,000 faculty and staff enjoy an unparalleled quality of life in an ideal climate, with physically pristine and fiscally sound campuses that have earned their reputation for academic excellence.
Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement: The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.
This position is a principal fund development officer for the Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation, a 501.c.3. auxiliary organization dedicated to supporting Foothill and De Anza colleges, our students and programs. The position involves regular interactions with district staff and administration, current and prospective donors, community members, other foundations and key constituents. The position requires excellent communications and project management skills.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation. Work with college leadership, faculty and staff, existing donors and prospective donors. Develops and implements strategies to cultivate, and solicit gifts up to $100,000.

The Director of Development implements strategies to cultivate and solicit gifts up to $100,000; develops stewardship strategies. Initiates and concludes solicitations.

The following duties and responsibilities are typical but not limited to the following:
  1. With Foundation, college and district leadership, identify key programs and priorities for support.
  2. Identify key prospects, conceptualize, prioritize and plan initiatives to cultivate prospective donors. Actively maintain donor information on Foundation database.
  3. With Foundation, college, and district leadership, create solicitation strategies, and solicit and close gifts.
  4. Maintain active schedule of visits and solicitation to meet annual goals.
  5. Staff college commission and work with campus staff and volunteers to create activities that will constructively lead to increased private support for the college.
  6. Help plan and staff Foundation-related meetings and events.
  7. Identify, recruit, train and staff fundraising volunteers.
  8. Work as a member of the Foundation team to advance the Foundation's efforts to provide much-needed private support for the entire district.
  9. Independently, and with Foundation staff, write and develop proposals, materials, solicitation letters, invitations and other fundraising-related materials.
  10. Stay current on local, regional and national fundraising trends and climate as well as federal and state tax laws and regulations.
  11. Assist in the development of fundraising projections and forecasts for the Foundation. Collaborate on efforts to move individuals into the ranks of major givers.
  12. Perform related duties as assigned.
  13. Support, implement and promote compliance with the District's Diversity and Equal Opportunity Plan in all aspects of employment and education; encourage cultural and ethnic diversity in staffing, curriculum, programs and services.
  14. Assure compliance with the District's Injury and Illness Prevention Program by providing motivation, incentives and discipline to assigned staff. Maintain a safe work environment through enforcing safe work practices, reporting and investigating accidents, maintaining necessary documentation, and requiring employees to receive mandated training.


  1. Fundraising techniques and philosophies for an academic organization.
  2. Annual giving and direct solicitation methods and procedures.
  3. Budget monitoring and control.
  4. Donor database software.
  5. Principles of training and providing work direction to others.

Skills and Abilities:
  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Demonstrate initiative to raise funds at a level that meets or exceeds annual goals.
  3. Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels, including those with high net worth. Demonstrate excellence in interpersonal relations.
  4. Effective written and oral presentation skills.
  5. Motivate volunteers at all levels of the organization.
  6. Ability to coordinate several programs simultaneously.
  7. Prepare comprehensive program reports and reviews.
  8. Supervise and direct staff.
  9. Work well as a key member of the Foundation team.
  10. Demonstrate sound judgment in working with donors, volunteers, faculty, staff and administrators.

  1. Bachelor's degree with a strong experience in fundraising for public and/or nonprofit organizations.
  2. Two (2) years of fund-raising experience in related academic or non-profit settings, or equivalent transferable experience.
  3. Experience interacting with volunteer organizations or equivalent volunteer leadership experience.
  4. Experience in higher education environment preferred.


  1. Typical office environment.

Physical Abilities:
  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone and make presentations.
  2. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  3. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  4. Sitting for extending periods of time.
  5. Bending at the waist.
  6. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

  1. A District on-line application on *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date. Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Position: Full-Time, Contract, 12-months per year Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process. Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: In addition, the District is a participating member of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and the successful applicant would be a member of the Administrative Management Association (AMA). The current Administrator Handbook can be found online at: Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. All interviewing costs incurred by applicant are the responsibility of the applicant. For more information about our application process contact:
Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022

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