Executive Director, College Foundation

  • Director
  • Glendale, CA
  • March 31, 2023

Glendale Community College

Executive Director, College Foundation

Glendale Community College

Salary: $10,409.00 – $13,287.00 Monthly

Job Number: 00814-2023

Location: Glendale, CA

Department: College Foundation



Under chief executive direction, plans, directs, and administers the business functions of a 501(c)3 Foundation, including fundraising, grant development, financial management, investing, and public relations; serves as a member of, and advisor to, the Foundation Board; manages a comprehensive fundraising program which may include conducting capital campaigns and seeking donations from alumni, employees and individuals and groups in the community; directs and oversees Foundation marketing and communications; and performs other related duties as assigned.


Works under the direct supervision of the Superintendent/President.

Supervises classified staff, temporary employees, and/or student employees; oversees the work of volunteers.

Closing Date

Open until filled. First review of applications will be on March 31, 2023.

Examples of Duties


The following duties and responsibilities are typical of those performed by employees in this classification.

• Plans, directs, and administers the business functions of a 501(c)3 Foundation, including fundraising, grant development, financial management, investing, and public relations.

• Serves as an ex-officio member of, and advisor to, the Foundation Board; provides administrative and leadership support in all related activities and work to carry out the objectives and activities of the Foundation.

• Manages a comprehensive fundraising program which may include conducting capital campaigns and seeking donations from alumni, employees and individuals and groups in the community; communicates funding needs and goals to the Foundation members, business community, media, public and prospective donors; identifies, cultivates, and solicits donors from among community members, businesses, foundations, alumni, employees, and students; oversees fundraising special events.

• Directs and oversees marketing and communications, including the preparation of written materials to donors and donor prospects, gift recognition/acknowledgment material, appeal letters, and any other communication to support Foundation activities.

• Develops investment policies, determines asset allocation, researches investments, and supervises investments; tracks and distributes endowment funds, in coordination with The Foundation Board

• Provides leadership and support to the Foundation Board; coordinates the training of the Foundation Board, volunteers, and employees, as needed; in consultation with the nominating committee, identifies and recruits new Foundation board members and provides for their orientation and growing involvement in the work of the Foundation.

• Develops, implements, establishes, and maintains policies, processes, and procedures for applicable departments; monitors and evaluates operational, department, and service quality; may recommend, develop, and implement quality improvement assessment tools and/or methods with administration and/or regulatory agencies.

• Develops and implements short- and long-term strategies and plans.

• Recommends, monitors, and/or administers budgets for assigned areas; oversees and administers budget allocations and procurements for all assigned funds as appropriate; analyzes and reviews budgetary and financial data.

• Handles and resolves conflicts and issues and reports complaints as appropriate.

• Promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, cultural competency, and a positive work and academic environment.

• Coordinates and supervises the implementation and modification of technology.

• Supervises department employees; assigns and monitors employee’s work and evaluates employee performance; trains employees; participates in employee selection; directs and oversees Foundation volunteers, committees, and other internal functions of the Foundation.

• Monitors and reviews programs and/or operations for legal compliance.

• Analyzes and interprets data; prepares, reviews, and/or approves documents and reports.

• May direct and/or conduct surveys and special studies; may maintain statistics.

• May participate and/or chair committees and task forces.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


The education, training and experience qualifications are considered likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities to perform the above essential duties.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in marketing, public relations, communications, business administration, or a related field.

Seven (7) years of fund development experience for a foundation including at least two (2) years in a management capacity.

Licenses/Certificates/Other Requirements

• None.

Knowledge of:

• Operations, processes, and services of a 501(c)3 foundation.

• Financial administrative operations regarding auditing and investment risk management.

• Principles and practices related to the management of large investments including, but not limited to, general investment principles, asset allocation, spending policies, cash management and investment instruments such as cash equivalents, fixed income securities, equity securities and mutual funds.

• Principles and techniques of fund development.

• Program development and evaluation processes.

• Current and emerging technologies that support the applicable area(s).

• Management principles and practices.

• Principles and practices of supervision.

• Applicable laws, regulations, standards, and/or requirements.

• Methods of prioritizing, planning, and organizing work.

• Principles and practices of budget administration.

• Principles of data research, collection, organization, interpretation, and reporting.

• General accounting and bookkeeping principles.

• Principles and practices of business communication and writing.

• Principles of knowledge management.

• Presentation techniques.

• Standard office practices or procedures.

• Standard office software and modern office equipment.

• Principles and practices of customer service.

• Interpersonal relations management.

Ability to:

• Plan, direct, administer, and evaluate the fiscal and business operations of a 501(c)3 foundation.

• Oversee and manage major events, fund raising campaigns, public relations programs, and investments.

• Develop and implement tested methods of fundraising and attracting donors.

• Manage the analysis and monitoring of endowment investments.

• Oversee the development of policies and procedures in applicable area(s).

• Develop and implement goals with identifiable outcomes and assist with development of strategic plans, as needed.

• Identify and implement appropriate technology and resources.

• Research, develop, apply, explain, and/or ensure the compliance of applicable laws, regulations, policies and/or procedures.

• Identify needs, analyze problems, and provide recommendations and/or alternative solutions.

• Manage and prioritize work, projects and/or programs within established deadlines

• Prepare, manage, monitor, oversee, and/or administer budgets.

• Supervise, train, and evaluate the work of assigned employees.

Stay abreast of information, trends, and theories applicable to areas of assignment.

• Analyze data and compile and present narrative and statistical reports.

• Prepare and review reports, correspondence, and other documents using multiple business formats.

• Manage the maintenance of records.

• Prepare and deliver presentations.

• Utilize standard office software and equipment.

• Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information.

• Provide customer service with a high level of sensitivity, tact and patience.

• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all employees and others encountered in the course of work.

• Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students, faculty, and staff.


The following physical and mental standards are identified as necessary to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. However, reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

• Mobility: frequent walking and sitting for long periods; occasional kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, and standing; occasional reaching above and below desk level.

• Dexterity: frequent fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard; frequent grasping to handle individual papers, write and take notes, and feel individual objects.

• Lifting/Carrying: frequent lifting/carrying of papers, files, equipment, and material weighing up to 10 pounds; occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

• Visual Requirements: frequent use of vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work.

• Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and speaking in person and on the telephone.

• Emotional/Psychological Factors: frequent contact with others including extensive public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.


• Work is typically performed in an indoor office setting.

Additional Information


Starting salary: Step 1 $10,409 to Step 6 $13,287 per month, based on training and experience

Salary range: Step 1 $10,409 to step 11 $17,435 per month (including longevity steps)

For more information, please refer to the https://www.glendale.edu/home/showpublisheddocument/51986/637988343239100000

Application Process

This position requires the following documents to be attached to your online application in order to be considered:

• Current resume/curriculum vitae (not to exceed five pages)

• Letter of interest that addresses minimum and desirable qualifications (not to exceed five pages)

• Transcripts showing all post-secondary course work and completion of required degree(s) must be submitted. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted only during the application process. Official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.

• List of three (3) professional references. Please provide names, telephone numbers, and e-mail address for each reference.

Please note: All required documentation must be attached to the online application by the applicant.. Additional documents not requested in the announcement will not be reviewed.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to ensure full consideration, applications and any required attachments must be submitted by the first review date of March 31, 2023. Applications with incomplete information (i.e. statements such as “see resume”) or missing documents will not be reviewed. This position is offered contingent upon funding. The district reserves the right to extend,withdraw, and/or reopen this position at any time.


The District does not sponsor Visas.

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

GCCD is committed to employing administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student success. GCCD recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students.

GCCD is committed to hiring processes that support equal opportunity, diversity, and provide equitable consideration for all candidates as required in federal and state law. To find out more about GCCD, please visit our website at glendale.edu.


If accommodations are needed for the application process in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

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