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Shasta College
  • Position Number: 2602033
  • Location: Redding, CA
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising
Description of Basic Functions and Responsibilities


The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River.

Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.

Administrator positions in the California Community College system offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of our students seeking to improve their lives and communities. Our administrators manage a wide range of programs and lead faculty and staff in engaging our diverse employee and student populations, facilitating equitable outcomes for all through the management of our various employment and academic programs. As an administrator at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals working collaboratively to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.

Executive Director - Shasta College Foundation ("Foundation"), shares the college's commitment to educating the thousands of socioeconomically diverse students enrolled each year. Reporting to the Superintendent/President of Shasta College and to the Shasta College Foundation Board, this position develops and implements a comprehensive development of programs designed to meet fundraising goals and revenue growth of the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District; works to fulfill the mission of the Foundation to enhance the overall experience of students at Shasta College; and provides vision, leadership, strategic direction and administrative oversight of the Foundation and its staff. This position is responsible for facilitating the identification, cultivation and solicitation of private financial support from individuals, corporations, and foundations to assist the District to accomplish its goals and meet its mission.

CLASSIFICATION: Range 40 on the Administrative Confidential Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. Work assignment hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday.

SUPERVISOR: Superintendent/President & Foundation Board

BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis and an employee assistance program (EAP). This is a classified administrator position with a default CALPERS retirement.

Employees have the option to contribute to:
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
  • Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Only Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view the Administrative Agreement - Appendix A.

Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability
Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for leading the Foundation with energy and focus in a manner that supports and guides the Foundation's mission as defined by the Foundation's Board of Directors.
  • Develop and direct a comprehensive development program for the Foundation, including the cultivation and stewardship of corporate, foundation, and individual donors, as well as the development and implementation of a variety of fundraising strategies which include major gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation solicitations and annual fundraising efforts.
  • Responsible for supporting the Superintendent/President in engaging a portfolio of prospects and donors, including planned gift prospects; design and execute identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for each prospect and determine the best strategy for cultivation and solicitation, i.e. leadership, staff or volunteer.
  • Increase the number and level of major gifts to the Foundation based on a baseline target.
  • Responsible for facilitating the development of the strategic plan with the Foundation Board to ensure the Foundation can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
  • Provide leadership, coordinate strategies and work collaboratively with the campus community to engage administrators and faculty to prioritize their fundraising needs and engage in creative fund development.
  • Oversee preparation of Foundation Board and committee agendas, minutes, policies and reports in consultation with the Superintendent/President and Foundation Board Chair.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Foundation Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Foundation Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Represent the College and Foundation in various civic and business-related organizations for the purpose of building support for the Foundation.
  • Oversee relationships with alumni and Emeritus (retired) employees through various means, such as correspondence and periodic newsletters, to build and enhance campus support.
  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the Foundation, to include submission to the Foundation Board of a proposed annual budget and bi-monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Accountable for the fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Support the Foundation Board and in the recruitment and retention of Board members including cultivation of prominent members of the community and alumni to join and support the Foundation.
  • Develop strategic and annual operating plans for the Foundation and its fundraising programs and activities.
  • Work closely with the Foundation Board Chair to coordinate the work of the Board.
  • Plan and lead the coordination of major events.
  • Responsible for the hiring, retention, and supervision of competent, qualified staff.
  • Responsible to provide effective administration of Foundation operations.
  • Provide regular reports of the Foundation activities to the Shasta College Board of Trustees.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Employment Standards:
  • A track record of transparent and high integrity leadership.
  • Experience and skill in working with a volunteer Board of Directors.
  • An ability to lead high level strategic thinking and planning and convey the organization's strategic future to the staff, Foundation Board, volunteers and donors.
  • Demonstrated experience and success as an enthusiastic and effective communicator of the organization's mission to donors, volunteers and the overall community.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, motivate and build a strong team.
  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
  • Track record of building financial partnerships with donors and corporate leaders.
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
  • Ability to plan, delegate, and develop structure to complete goals and active projects.
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Effective, purposeful and clear written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and a high degree of energy.
Ability to:
  • Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for the department, the Foundation, and the District.
  • Provide leadership and work collaboratively and productively with all stakeholders; including Foundation Board, faculty, students, administrators, support staff, unions and the community.
  • Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the Foundation.
  • Develop and monitor budgets and effectively utilize resources.
  • Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, local, and District laws, regulations, ordinances, policies and procedures.
  • Select, train, motivate, and evaluate the work of staff and volunteers; train staff and volunteers in work methods and procedures.
  • Delegate authority and responsibility.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate the establishment of new programs related to the Foundation, such as establishing an Alumni Association.
  • Develop and implement tested methods of attracting donors and grant opportunities.
  • Manage major events.
  • Manage the analysis and monitoring of investments.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures and other written materials.
  • Gather and analyze data, evaluate alternatives and make sound recommendations.
  • Effectively manage priorities in complex and diverse operational units.
  • Effectively use computer systems and software applications relevant to work performed and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Education Required:

  • Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in marketing, public relations, business administration, non-profit management, or related field. Master's degree preferred.
Experience Required:
  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible management or administrative experience in development or advancement, preferably in an institution of higher education.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students, as well as staff members and students with physical and/or learning disabilities.

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