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Company: Kern Community College district
Job Title: Executive Director, Foundation
Job Category: Public Relation
Job description:  
Executive Director, Foundation

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 02249

Posting Date: 11/15/2017

Initial Screening Date: 12/06/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Management


Work Week: 40 hours per week, 10 month position

Minimum Salary: $66,315.63 annually

Maximum Salary: $87,011.86 annual (maximum entry $67,973.53)


The Kern Community College District provides a maximum contribution to a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance and dependent life coverage; long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP ).

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:

• Flex 125
• AFLAC Policy
• Supplemental voluntary life insurance
• 403b Tax Shelter Annuity

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date. Employees are covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and are vested 100% after five years of full time service.

College/Site: Porterville College

Location: PC-Main Campus

Basic Function:

In consultation with the Porterville College (PC) Foundation Board and the College President, the Foundation Executive Director manages and administers the operation of the PC Foundation. The Executive Director plans, budgets, implements and evaluates comprehensive activities to raise, acknowledge, and distribute gifts from the private sector to the College. The Executive Director position will provide support to the Foundation Board of Directors and will serve to improve the visibility of the college and the foundation in the community. Additionally, the Executive Director responds to inquiries from college departments, the community, and/or external agencies and supervises administrative services professional, paraprofessional and technical/support staff.


1. Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the Foundation Board the Director of the Foundation will assist in design, develop and execution of a comprehensive development strategy for the College's Foundation to support the college mission and goals, which includes seeking grants and endowments from individual donors, and private foundations.

2. Develops, recommends, and administers policies, procedures and processes in support of Foundation goals and operations, in accordance with relevant legal parameters, and implements and monitors compliance with approved policies, procedures and processes.

3. Develop an annual fundraising plan to support the college's strategic plan and program improvement objectives. Specifically, fundraising efforts should focus on supporting college program improvement initiatives, on supporting the college's learning environment, and scholarships for students. Including, database management; donor acknowledgement and communication.

4. Supports the implementation of private fundraising at PC in coordination with the Foundation Board, as well as the college's programs, faculty, staff, governing board and community. Including, businesses, industry partners, and corporate, foundation and government entities.

5. Oversees the Foundation's scholarship and grant programs, and ensures that those further the Foundation and college mission and strategic goals, such as database management, donor acknowledgement and communications.

6. Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical and narrative reports; work collaboratively with the Vice President of Finance & Administrative Services to prepare budget and financial reports to the Foundation Board and college leadership.

7. Supports the Foundation Board and designated Board committee operations; develops agendas, related documentation and minutes for meetings.

8. Participates in/on a variety of meetings, committees, taskforces and/or other related groups to communicate information regarding the Foundation and its initiatives both on and off campus. Oversee selection and ensure the fairness of scholarship selection and awarding processes on the Scholarship Committee.

9. Supervises professionals, paraprofessionals, technical/support and/or classified staff. Hires, trains, disciplines and recommends dismissal of staff as necessary.

Education and Experience:


• Requires a Bachelor’s Degree
• Three years of professional level fundraising experience, preferably at the director level; experience in Foundation Board development, annual giving, foundation and corporate relations, personal solicitation of major gifts, capital campaign planning and implementation, volunteer training and planning is required.
• OR, in lieu a Master’s with one year experience.
• Preferred degrees from an accredited college university, or the equivalent.
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of and Ability To:

• Effectively lead or manage a nonprofit organization and/or foundation operation;
• Interpret and apply applicable laws, rules and regulations;
• Speak in public, present information, facilitate group discussion, influence and
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and make recommendations in support of goals;
• Effectively direct multiple fundraising initiatives in support of college priorities;
• Develop and maintain effective relationships with diverse members of the community, business and industry, management, board of directors, foundation board, staff and volunteers;
• Work with diverse academic cultural and ethnic backgrounds of faculty, staff, students and community members;
• Utilize computer technology for communication, data gathering and reporting activities;
• Communicate effectively through oral, written, and social mediums.

Salary Grade: D

Special Instructions to Applicants:

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on December 6, 2017 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 six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):

• Application Screening: TBD
• Interviews: TBD

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 http://apptrkr.com/1126347. Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Employment type:
  • Full Time
Salary Range: Unspecified
Other Information
Degree: Unspecified
Experience (year): 0
Job Location: Bakersfield - California - USA
Zipcode: 93305
Post Date: 11/27/2017
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Company: Kern Community College district
Contact Name: Kern Community College district
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