Job Details

Ohlone College
  • Position Number: 3409351
  • Location: Fremont, CA
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising

Institutional Advancement & Development Officer

Ohlone College

Ideal Candidate Statement: The ideal candidate possesses experience in fundraising and can work with private and corporate donors to solicit gifts. Must have strong communication skills. The incumbent must possess excellent customer service skills with the ability to work with diverse groups of students, donors, and community members. Additionally, the candidate must be able to coordinate and host fundraising and engagement events for scholarship recipients, community members, alums, and corporate partners. The incumbent must posses the ability to analyze and manage donor records using Salesforce.

Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto of "A World of Cultures United in Learning" and we are looking for staff who embrace diversity in serving students of varied backgrounds and learning styles, highly ethical, trustworthy, credible, loyal and is respectful of diverse views and opinions;

The college has a firm commitment to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.

Job Description Summary: Under the direction of the Administrator, assists in the development of and implementation of strategies, programs and initiatives intended to develop monetary support to the Ohlone College Foundation. Recruits and solicits donors; creates and maintains program specific tracking systems for fundraising, reports, records and files; coordinates high-level donor solicitations. Coordinate and develop relationships with the campus community, community leaders, and potential private and public donors.

Essential Duties: 1. Work collaboratively with the Executive Director and the Foundation Board on the development, design, and implementation of a comprehensive program of activities for a fundraising program to generate philanthropic gift support for the Ohlone College Foundation;2. Identify, solicit, and cultivate major potential donors including efforts to increase donations through the implementation of strategies and campaigns aimed at specific populations with demonstrated and potential contribution trends;3. Create, maintain, and provide reports for a donor database of current and prospective donors including creating a portfolio of major individual donors and businesses;4. Develop and maintain a database of production materials for targeted solicitations and donor recognition; 5. Lead and facilitate fundraising efforts to meet the goals of the Foundation Fundraising Plan;6. Plan and execute fundraising events such as the annual gala and golf tournament; annual scholarship award ceremony; career fairs; community mixers; and other campus fundraisers;7. Implement a strategic and focused marketing campaign through messaging, organizing committee meetings, providing marketing materials, and outreach to potential donors based on targeted solicitation lists(s);8. Plan and design event programs including draft scripts and production of marketing materials;9. Utilize available resources and databases, as well as networking, to develop a list of corporate and foundation prospects deemed to be of strategic value in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the College;10. Identify key public and private prospects, develop strategies and plan initiatives to network, cultivate and solicit prospective donors to help raise funds for the Foundation;11. Prioritizes solicitations in alignment with the Colleges priorities, which include, but are not limited to: Ohlone Promise Scholarship Endowment, college academic and student support programs, and campus improvements;12. Generate marketing copy and marketing materials for campaigns and general outreach to include solicitation letters, flyers and brochures, social media, press releases, news articles;13. Develops and implements prospect strategy counsel and training to campus stakeholders, Foundation board members, and Foundation staff who are working with donor prospects;14. Implement outreach strategies to promote Ohlone College and specific programs in need of funding including representing the Foundation at various business and community events, hosting on campus events and coordinating and hosting campus visits for prospects and donors;15. Implement the scholarship program to include creating the application and evaluation process for granting awards, steward gifts and donors in accordance with donor restrictions, and planning the award ceremony;16. Participate in the record retention process and ensures records are retained in compliance with District and Foundation policies and procedures;17. Maintain stewardship contacts with donors and responds to opportunities for support from corporations and foundations;18. Collaborate with Fiscal Services in the recognition of gifts and donations, reconciliation, process and tracking to ensure IRS guidelines; Provide necessary reports to the Executive Director;19. Provide backup for other Foundation staff and participates in Foundation events;20. Compile, calculate costs and send invoices to event or program participants and process payments for operational and special event invoices;21. Demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of students, faculty, staff, and community. 22. Effectively engage and support historically disproportionately impacted groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices. 23. Attend a variety of meetings as assigned;24. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: KNOWLEDGE OF:1. Methods, strategies and practices of effective private and public fundraising and donor development for educational institutions;2. Principles and practices of fund development techniques;3. Professional ethical standards and practices as identified and agreed to by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) or a similar body;4. Community relations and outreach;5. Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations related to foundations and gift receipts;6. Principles and practices of sound business communication;7. Basic mathematical calculations.SKILLS TO:1. Apply correct English usage orally and in writing;2. Stay current college initiatives, educational programs, and activities;3. Apply basic research methods and data analysis techniques;4. Use donor management computer applications;5. Utilize general accounting systems, practices and procedures;6. Use modern office practices and technology;7. Plan and coordinate the most effective use of resources to achieve goals;8. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.ABILITY TO:1. Reflect optimistic and positive attitude, and conveys sensitivity to needs of the donors;2. Adhere to the highest ethical standards;3. Demonstrates empathetic disposition, and perseverance;4. Use effective and persuasive public speaking;5. Make sound educated decisions;6. Compose clear, concise and comprehensive analyses, correspondence policies and procedures, reports, studies, agreements, presentations and other written materials;7. Work independently;8. Maintain records accurately and with confidentiality as required.

Education and Experience: Any combination equivalent to a bachelors degree with course work in business administration, public administration, public relations, communication or a closely related field or the equivalent AND three years of work experience directly related to the responsibilities of this classification.Must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

Salary Range:
$73,920 - $94,392$73,920$81,504$94,392

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Foreign Transcripts:
Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Benefits Statement:

1. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP and LTD
2. Membership in Public Employees Retirement System Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA)
3. Contribution to O.A.S.D.I. (Social Security)
4. Paid vacation
5. Paid sick leave
6. Paid holidays and district-paid floating personal days
7. Summer 4/10 schedule (Fridays off)
8. Longevity pay step increase based on your years of service
9. IRS Section 125 Flexible Medical Spending Plan
10. 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (employee contributes)
11. 403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity Plan (employee contributes)

Benefits will be prorated for positions less than 100%

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal "Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986."

District Statement:
A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

EEO Statement Summary:
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment: Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis and proof of vaccination from COVID-19. In addition, you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal "Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986." Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance. Employees must be California residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their employment with Ohlone Community College District.

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