Executive Director, West Hills College Foundation

Save
You need to sign in or
create an account to save a job.

West Hills College

 

Executive Director, West Hills College Foundation

Salary: $81,997.00 - $162,348.00 Annually 

Closing Date: 08/31/17

 

Complete job description and application available online at: http://westhillscollege.com/foundationdirector/

 

Summary

Under the direction of the Chancellor and working in coordination with the College Presidents, the Executive Director of the WHC Foundation provides leadership for and management of private fundraising and alumni programs, and relevant external relations activities to enhance the financial welfare, image and reputation of the colleges of the West Hills Community College District and the West Hills College Foundation. The West Hills College Foundation is an auxiliary organization of the District.

 

The incumbent directs and supervises the West Hills College Foundation, the functions of which encompasses annual giving; major giving; planned giving; corporate and foundation giving; alumni relations; special events; scholarship programs; and special fundraising campaigns.

 

The Executive Director is responsible for the planning, development, quality, implementation, supervision and evaluation of all Foundation programs and activities including, but not limited to, general fundraising, major capital campaigns, planned giving programs, establishing and maintaining relationships with business and industry leaders for purposes of supporting the district, and the conduct of various events designed to raise funds or advance the image of the district in the communities it serves.

 

Essential Duties

• Develop, manage and lead the West Hills College Foundation.

• Actively recruit individuals to serve on the Foundation Board of Directors who are prominent and responsible community and business leaders interested in providing and raising funds for the support of the West Hills Community College District educational and student programs and activities, scholarships and capital outlay needs.

• Work directly with the Chancellor and the Board of Directors of the West Hills College Foundation to develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising and alumni program which reflects district priorities.

• Work in coordination with the College Presidents to identify college programs and activities requiring financial and other support of the Foundation.

• Develop strategic and annual operating fiscal goals for the West Hills College Foundation and its fundraising programs and activities.

• Develop and implement a wide variety of fundraising programs and advancement activities including, but not limited to, general fundraising solicitation, fundraising events and planned giving, and capital campaigns.

• Develop and/or grow one or more annual signature events designed to benefit student programs and activities, scholarships, and capital outlay needs.

• Oversee implementation of donor stewardship management and communications tracking systems.

• Develop partnerships with government agencies, civic and philanthropic organizations, foundations, trusts, business organizations, councils and individual donors for purposes of fundraising and advancing the image of the District locally, statewide, and nationally.

• Represent the Foundation at various civic and business-related councils and organizations for purposes of fundraising and advancing the image of the District in the community.

• Assure compliance with all pertinent federal, state and local laws and regulations applicable to fundraising programs and non-profit agencies.

• Ensure operational adherence to the tax code, as it applies to giving and the Foundation's tax-exempt status.

• Direct the preparation of agendas for Board of Directors meetings and participate on Foundation committees as appropriate.

• Work with Foundation staff and Board of Directors President to develop annual goals, select meeting dates and plan events.

• Supervise preparation of fundraising and alumni publications.

• Develop , implement, and administer policies and procedures for the operation of the West Hills College Foundation.

• Coordinate the efforts of outside legal, investment, fundraising, research and other consultants needed to ensure the success of Foundation programs and activities.

• Exercise appropriate fiduciary oversight of Foundation programs, assets, trust agreements, endowments, and gift acceptance and investment policies.

• Serve as a member of District committees as appropriate.

• Attend meetings, conferences and events as appropriate.

• Assist faculty and others, where appropriate, in the development of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the determination of their effectiveness in helping students achieve their desired learning outcomes.  In addition, provide leadership for the development of SLOs within their program areas of responsibility.

• Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Major gift support programs

• Methods and techniques of fundraising

• Donor tracking and recognition programs

• Fiscal accountability standards for non-profit organizations

• Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment

• Record-keeping techniques and filing systems and procedures

• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy

• Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary

• Operation of a computer terminal and word processing programs

• Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

• Work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds and experience

• Demonstrate leadership in management and planning

• Learn to interpret rules, regulations, and policies on Foundation and other programs

• Learn to interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures

• Maintain records and prepare reports

• Plan and organize work; meet schedules and time lines

• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others

 

Working Conditions

Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist. Office environment; subject to constant interruptions, requires traveling to all District sites and traveling outside of the District.

 

Physical Abilities

Requires the 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.  Requires the ability to make presentations to groups and carry on conversations over the phone and in person.  Requires near visual acuity to read printed materials and computer screens.  Requires sufficient hand/arm/finger dexterity to retrieve work materials and operate standard office equipment.

 

Qualification:

Education and Experience

• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

• Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university or equivalent. Master's degree desirable.

 • Three or more years of demonstrated successful experience in the planning, development and implementation of general fundraising and capital campaigns for private or public organizations or foundations; or other related experience.

 

License and Certificates

Requires a valid driver's license.

 

Supplemental Information:

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

Letter of application addressing the selection criteria

• Online District application

• Professional resume

• Unofficial transcripts verifying course work completed and degree(s) received.

• Provide names, addresses, home and work numbers of five persons familiar with your work.

 

*Incomplete applications will not be accepted. It is the candidates responsibility to make sure the application packet is complete.*

 

West Hills Community College District is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or covered veteran's status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

 

Background Check: All of our positions require the ability to pass a background and live scan.

 

Drug Testing: In accordance with the Drug Free Environment of  WHCCD, The applicant understands that if he/she is selected for employment, as a part of their employment they will be required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a part of the health examination.

 

Selection Process: Depending upon the number of applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, the examination process may include a qualifications screening by a committee. Those demonstrating the strongest backgrounds related to the position will be invited to interview.

 

West Hills Community College District is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or covered veteran's status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.