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San Diego Community College District
  • Position Number: 5150597
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising


Director, Development and Entrepreneurship

San Diego Community College District


Closing Date: 4/30/2024

Position Number: 00120096

Location: District

Position Type: Classified

The Position:
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Closing Date: 04/30/2024 Open Until Filled No Classification Title Director, Development and Entrepreneurship Working Title Director, Development and Entrepreneurship (Remote Options Available) Recruitment Limits Location District Pay Information Range 6 ($10,725.84- $17,471.26) per month based on the 2024 Management Salary Schedule.
Initial salary placement is commensurate with related experience and promotional rules. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid: medical, dental, and vision plans; sick and vacation leave; and opportunities for professional development. Initial Salary Placement, Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the Management Employees Handbook and is non-negotiable.
This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits. Position Equivalent FTE: 1.0 FTE No. Months: 12 Months Position Number: 00120096 FLSA Status Exempt (does not accrue overtime) Position Type Classified Bargaining Unit Management Range 6 Department Development and Entrepreneurship The Position We are excited to announce an exceptional opportunity within the energetic team at the District's Division of Development and Entrepreneurship. If you are passionate about equity and opportunity for communities that have been historically left behind and see yourself as part of a great mission to provide opportunity through development and fundraising efforts, if you enjoy community engagement and are highly focused on major gifts and increasing donor stewardship, this may be the perfect role for you.
Under the general supervision of the Vice Chancellor of Development and Entrepreneurship or assigned manager, manages, supervises, and administers the daily operations of The San Diego Promise fund development program and/or entrepreneurship programs and participates in comprehensive development and entrepreneurship strategic initiatives led by the chancellor and vice chancellor. The Director holds key responsibilities in the planning, development, and implementation of a comprehensive strategic advancement program to establish and expand fundraising, gift giving, grants, community engagement, and related investments in College and District programs. This position is highly focused on major gifts and increasing donor stewardship.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICSIncumbents in this classification build, implement and manage the District's resource development programs, particularly focused on the San Diego Promise Program, increasing donor (particularly major donor) investments, and working in conjunction with the San Diego Community College District Foundation staff. The Director has an opportunity to build a thriving development team and works cooperatively with College and District managers and external stakeholders to coordinate activities and programs with District Office and other College development offices and foundations. Incumbents are responsible for fostering and supporting a culture of philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and advocacy for College and District programs that provide supports for student persistence and success.
*Remote options available Classification Description EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
  1. In collaboration with the Vice Chancellor of Development and Entrepreneurship or assigned manager, direct, plan, and organize activities in support of establishing strategic priorities, goals, and objectives for the development program within the District's overall strategic plan for fund and grant development.
  2. Implement strategies to increase community awareness and support for the District's programs, services, and activities; and to enhance the District's profile for future investments, donations, and grant awards.
  3. Participate in all aspects of the donor cycle, including research, identification, establishment, and management of major and annual gifts, donations, investments, and related support for District programs and activities.
  4. Event planning, organizing, implementing, and follow-up.
  5. Build and maintain positive and sustainable relationships with organizations and individuals related to the development program.
  6. Oversee the San Diego Promise Program annual fund drive and ongoing fundraising efforts, including the implementation of progressing and innovative donor outreach campaigns.
  7. Build and maintain a donor/prospect database.
  8. Manage the implementation of select grants under the responsibility of the Office of Development and Entrepreneurship.
  9. Plan, organize, and host events, meetings, and introductory programs to engage philanthropic and grant supporters in College and District events. Provide campus tours, introduce and connect stakeholders, recognize significant contributions and outcomes, and increase awareness of the District's development initiatives.
  10. Lead and support District grant application procedures, including collaborate with relevant District or College staff and offices to prepare and submit applications, assist with grant writing, measure progress and performance, support and implement compliance measures, and provide reports as needed.
  11. Provide philanthropy educational information and opportunities to the Vice Chancellor or assigned manager and District Leadership on a regular basis.
  12. Engage in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts, grants, planned gifts, and other philanthropic contributions.
  13. As assigned, engage with the Office of Finance and Business Services in support of the San Diego Community College Auxiliary Organization (Foundation) to manage program and foundation budgets, accounting, and expenditures; and ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  14. Represent the Vice Chancellor of Development and Entrepreneurship at Chancellor's Cabinet meetings when needed and assist when the Vice Chancellor is away from the office.
  15. Represent the District at community events, board meetings, and committee meetings to foster productive relationships with donor prospects
  16. Collaborate with others in the District and at the Colleges on development initiatives.
  17. Routinely evaluate the District's development program performance, progress toward goals and objectives, identify opportunities to increase productivity and performance, develop and implement strategies to improve performance, and provide executive reports to the Vice Chancellor of Development and Entrepreneurship.
  18. Work with the office of Public Information to provide timely and effective communications to District and College students and employees; donors and financial supporters; industry partners; federal, state, and local agencies; auditors; the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, and others as necessary for effective program operations.
  19. Participate in planning, organizing, and directing development operations, including assessing training and professional development needs for assigned staff and providing training opportunities; and participating in the hiring and onboarding of new staff.
  20. Proactive participation in assigned committees and special projects; cooperate, coordinate, and collaborate with stakeholders as appropriate to advance development and entrepreneurship program strategic objectives and effective operations.
  21. Utilize technology resources effectively to automate routine processes and procedures and implement digital communication and marketing strategies; evaluate and recommend changes in technology resources to improve operations; and ensure use of technology resources results in equitable services and outcomes for diverse communities.
  22. Identify opportunities for technological integration to enhance development and entrepreneurship activities.
  23. Demonstrate cultural humility, sensitivity, and equity-minded leadership in working with individuals from diverse communities; model inclusive behaviors; and achieve equity in outcomes. Work collaboratively and professionally with faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, and ethnic communities.
  24. Perform other duties as assigned.



Training and Experience: Bachelor's Degree and five years of direct work experience in a leadership position with responsibility for resource development including annual, capital, and planned giving and event fundraising, grant seeking and writing, preferably with a non-profit 501(3) organizational. Master's Degree preferred.Experience in higher education in the areas of grants development, fundraising, major donor campaigns, advancement and entrepreneurship is beneficial.Possession of a fundraising professional certification (e.g. Advanced/Certified Fund-Raising Executive) preferred.Bilingual is beneficial. Desired Qualifications DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge:
  • Applicable sections of California Education Code and Title V.
  • Federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and codes related to foundations, development, and gift giving.
  • Principles and best practices for effective operation of a development program including gift giving, solicitation, stewardship, donor recognition, and program administration.
  • Local, regional, statewide and national trends and issues within higher education and the fundamental role of community colleges in higher education.
  • Professional and ethical standards and practices as administered by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, and Council on Resource Development.
  • Principles, concepts, operations, and processes in grant development and administration, accounting, auditing, budget development, and financial management.
  • Technology systems, programs and resources related to effective development and entrepreneurship programs.
  • Grant development, including researching funding opportunities, grant writing, project planning, management, assessment, and evaluation techniques.
  • Principles and practices of effective and equitable organizational leadership and management.



Skills and Abilities:
  • Relationship building and communications with diverse stakeholders and communities.
  • Establish and maintain effective working and professional relationships with individuals from diverse communities.
  • Maintain appropriate professionalism in stressful situations.
  • Understand, evaluate, and provide strategic input on the impact of proposed and enacted changes in laws, regulations, programs, guidelines, and effective practices impacting development activities, grants, and entrepreneurship objectives.
  • Provide training, professional development, and professional growth to assigned staff.
  • Conduct internal and external environment analyses to inform strategic planning processes.
  • Develop and implement effective development and entrepreneurship policies, procedures, and activities.
  • Define issues, analyze problems, evaluate options, develop sound conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and rules.
  • Communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders, orally and in writing.
  • Maintain accurate records and produce detailed, thorough, and statistical analyses and reports.
  • Effectively use and operate office technologies and software applications; including general business platforms and technologies specific to development programs.
  • Participate in hiring, onboarding, training, evaluating, supervising assigned staff.
  • Organize, assign, prioritize, and guide work activities of assigned staff and provide timely, effective and compassionate feedback.
  • Experience in raising multi-figure contributions from individuals and organizations

Training and Experience:
  • Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: a Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree beneficial but not required, and five years of direct work experience in a leadership position with responsibility for resource development including annual, capital, and planned giving and event fundraising, grant seeking and writing, preferably with a non-profit 501(3) organizational.
  • Experience in higher education in the areas of grants development, fundraising, major donor campaigns, advancement and entrepreneurship is beneficial.
  • Possession of a fundraising professional certification (e.g. Advanced/Certified Fund-Raising Executive) is beneficial.
  • Demonstrated competency in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility is beneficial
  • Bilingual is beneficial.
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. Commitment to Diversity: All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and classified professionals. Special Instructions to Applicants: To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete on-line application (references to resumes or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an "incomplete" application; if any section does not apply, please enter "N/A"). The following document(s) should be assembled prior to completing the on-line SDCCD Classified Application:
  1. Complete online application;
  2. Letter of Interest (not to exceed 5 pages) describing qualifications and experience related to the major responsibilities of the assignment;
  3. Resume emphasizing experience, education, training and abilities directly related to the position; AND,
  4. Three (3) professional references listed within the job application.
  5. Unofficial Transcripts (Optional).
  6. Foreign Degree Evaluation (If applicable).



Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you've written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed.

  • Application materials sent via mail, fax, or email will not be accepted.
  • Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via email.
  • All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
Tentative Timeline (Subject to Amendments) Conditions of Employment: SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT:
  • Submit "official" college transcripts as stated on application (even if a degree is not a requirement for this position); Including Foreign Degree Evaluation, if applicable.
  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);
  • Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the District's expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);
  • Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States as required by the I9 Employment Eligibility Verification form; AND,
  • Attend a new hire processing appointment in People, Culture, and Technology Services located at the District Administrative Offices.
  • Employed on an initial contract of two (2) years that is eligible for renewal annually for up to a subsequent two-year period.



EMPLOYMENT AFTER RETIREMENT
If you accept a contract (permanent) position with SDCCD and are a retired annuitant with CalPERS or CalSTRS, you must reinstate from your retirement system. Please reference the CalPERS or CalSTRS website for further information. Additional Information: EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time classified employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options; $52,807.63 per year. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) upon appointment.
Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor. Posting Number CL01639

Major Responsibilities:


Qualifications:


Desired Qualifications:
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge:
  • Applicable sections of California Education Code and Title V.
  • Federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and codes related to foundations, development, and gift giving.
  • Principles and best practices for effective operation of a development program including gift giving, solicitation, stewardship, donor recognition, and program administration.
  • Local, regional, statewide and national trends and issues within higher education and the fundamental role of community colleges in higher education.
  • Professional and ethical standards and practices as administered by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, and Council on Resource Development.
  • Principles, concepts, operations, and processes in grant development and administration, accounting, auditing, budget development, and financial management.
  • Technology systems, programs and resources related to effective development and entrepreneurship programs.
  • Grant development, including researching funding opportunities, grant writing, project planning, management, assessment, and evaluation techniques.
  • Principles and practices of effective and equitable organizational leadership and management.



Skills and Abilities:
  • Relationship building and communications with diverse stakeholders and communities.
  • Establish and maintain effective working and professional relationships with individuals from diverse communities.
  • Maintain appropriate professionalism in stressful situations.
  • Understand, evaluate, and provide strategic input on the impact of proposed and enacted changes in laws, regulations, programs, guidelines, and effective practices impacting development activities, grants, and entrepreneurship objectives.
  • Provide training, professional development, and professional growth to assigned staff.
  • Conduct internal and external environment analyses to inform strategic planning processes.
  • Develop and implement effective development and entrepreneurship policies, procedures, and activities.
  • Define issues, analyze problems, evaluate options, develop sound conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and rules.
  • Communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders, orally and in writing.
  • Maintain accurate records and produce detailed, thorough, and statistical analyses and reports.
  • Effectively use and operate office technologies and software applications; including general business platforms and technologies specific to development programs.
  • Participate in hiring, onboarding, training, evaluating, supervising assigned staff.
  • Organize, assign, prioritize, and guide work activities of assigned staff and provide timely, effective and compassionate feedback.
  • Experience in raising multi-figure contributions from individuals and organizations

Training and Experience:
  • Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: a Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree beneficial but not required, and five years of direct work experience in a leadership position with responsibility for resource development including annual, capital, and planned giving and event fundraising, grant seeking and writing, preferably with a non-profit 501(3) organizational.
  • Experience in higher education in the areas of grants development, fundraising, major donor campaigns, advancement and entrepreneurship is beneficial.
  • Possession of a fundraising professional certification (e.g. Advanced/Certified Fund-Raising Executive) is beneficial.
  • Demonstrated competency in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility is beneficial
  • Bilingual is beneficial.


Licenses:


Pay Information:
Range 6 ($10,725.84- $17,471.26) per month based on the 2024 Management Salary Schedule.
Initial salary placement is commensurate with related experience and promotional rules. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid: medical, dental, and vision plans; sick and vacation leave; and opportunities for professional development. Initial Salary Placement, Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the Management Employees Handbook and is non-negotiable.
This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

To apply, visit: https://www.sdccdjobs.com

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.







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