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Director of College Advancement (Diablo Valley College)
Contra Costa Community College District in Pleasant Hill, California
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Date Posted 01/16/2020
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Salary $8,506 - $10,363 per month (See Salary Guidelines in the Special Instructions Summary) -  
Employment Type Full-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title

Director of College Advancement (Diablo Valley College)

Special Instructions to Applicants

The Application Process
• To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete on-line application. The following document(s) should be assembled prior to completing the on-line CCCCD Application (these will need to be uploaded with your application):

1. Cover Letter of Application
The cover letter of application (not to exceed five pages) should succinctly indicate to what extent personal qualities and professional characteristics and skills match the minimum and desirable qualifications sought for this position. Candidates should cite specific examples from background and experience to demonstrate knowledge and expertise necessary for this position.
2. Current Resume
3. Professional References
Candidates must provide 5 professional references which include the name, telephone number, and email address for each of the following: 1 supervisor, 1 colleague, 3 community members familiar with their work.. References will not be contacted without a candidate’s permission.
4. Unofficial Transcripts verifying the position’s degree requirement.

• Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted on-line (www.4cdcareers.net) with all requested documents by January 3, 2020. (11:59 p.m. Pacific time). Please review the posting in its entirety and allow time to upload requested documents. Only complete on-line applications will be reviewed by the committee following the deadline date.
• All inquiries and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
• 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 may be sent to you via e-mail. Interview invitations will be via personal phone calls.

First Interviews will occur during the week of February 3, 2020. Final Interviews will occur during the week of February 21, 2020.

NOTE: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $8,506.00 per month, second step $8,936.00, or third step $9,389.00 depending upon experience. Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on an annual basis, until the maximum step of $10,363 per month is reached on the salary schedule.

Diversity Statement

It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Recruitment Type:

Open (Internal and External applicants)


Diablo Valley College

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$8,506 - $10,363 per month (See Salary Guidelines in the Special Instructions Summary)

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Overtime Status

Exempt (not eligible)



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Monday – Friday:
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Manager - Classified


D1001-President's Office

Position Definition

Under administrative direction of the College President, the Director of College Advancement is responsible for the administration of the College Foundation 501©(3), which includes but is not limited to, the overall development, planning and execution of the Foundation’s policies, procedures and activities as set by the Foundation Board of Directors. In addition, the scope of work includes: serving as a staff resource to the College President, relative to fund development policy and practices; and implementing strategies that advance the College’s goals and external relationships with key constituents.

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
• Administers the College Foundation 501©(3).
• Leads the overall development, planning, and execution of the Foundation’s policies, procedures, and activities, as set by the Foundation Board of Directors.
• Implements strategies that advance the College’s goals and external relationships with key constituents.
• Conducts a comprehensive, on-going fund development program, among alumni, the community, private foundations, and corporate donors, to fund the needs of the College and the Foundation’s operations.
• Personally solicits funds via face-to-face solicitations, writing grant proposals, implementing special events, organizing and implementing annual campaigns, and any other appropriate fund raising programs as prioritized.
• Identifies planned giving and major donor prospects, ensuring appropriate cultivation takes place; provides proposal and other support material to the College President and Foundation Board for major gift solicitation; provides leadership for all campaigns that may be undertaken by the Foundation.
• Develops methods and systems to provide for major gifts, annual campaigns, corporate giving, estate planning/gifts, annuities and trust funds and all other methods of support for the College.
• Initiates and develops proposals seeking unrestricted annual and restricted gifts from corporate and foundation grant-makers, while coordinating closely with College representatives.
• Ensures that the annual fund reaches unrestricted and restricted cash goals each year; ensures the growth of various major donor categories.
• Working in partnership with the College’s Financial Aid Office, develops new scholarship funds and oversees effective administration and stewardship of all privately funded scholarships and donors.
• Provides staff support for Foundation Board and committee meetings; provides all meeting materials, including written reports as necessary, and minutes for the Foundation Board and committees.
• Keeps the Foundation Board informed of all donations and key financial reports; ensures that the talents of the Board members are fully applied to meet fund-raising and organizational objectives.
• Maintains the Foundation’s database, including donor and prospect information.
• Utilizes appropriate reports to enhance and improve information and decision-making for program management; performs ongoing review of program effectiveness and personnel performance.
• Supervises Foundation-based publications, including fundraising brochures, annual report, website, etc.
• Directs or works closely with the Marketing Department, generating content and other collateral (social media) to service College and Foundation goals.
• Develops and implements long-range plans and direction for the Foundation; evaluates the success of development programs on an annual basis; and, as appropriate, provides recommendations to improve effectiveness of all development efforts.
• Develops and implements a plan to support the College’s external relations goals.
• Works closely with faculty, staff, and management to: integrate the Foundation, its fundraising activities, and endowment use into academic and student services program planning; and develop understanding of College goals, programs, and services.
• Assists in serving as a point of contact for organizations, businesses, residents, and others in the College’s service area.
• Attends College events, as appropriate; attends community meetings/events to represent the Foundation and/or College and advance relationships with external partners, organizations, and constituencies.
• Plans and manages various College events held on campus and in the community to promote the College and engage internal/external constituencies; also acts as liaison for various externally-sponsored events held on campus.
• Serves on College committees and attends College/District meetings, as assigned.
• Supervises and evaluates any Foundation and College Advancement staff; supervises all Foundation volunteers.
• Supports special projects, as directed by the College President.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience

Education/Training: Equivalent to an earned BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university. An advanced degree in a relevant field is highly desirable.

Experience: Three years management-level experience in fundraising and resource development, capital development and/or campaigns with major gifts solicitation from foundations, corporations, businesses, and individuals; or management experience involving 501©(3)’s. A demonstrated track record of raising funds from the business and philanthropic communities is required.

Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of

Methods, techniques, and procedures used in the planning, development, marketing, and delivery of a major fundraising and resource development program in higher education; principles and processes for business and organizational modeling; leadership techniques; strategic planning, resources allocation, staffing, and supervision; analysis and various complex methods for the presentation of data and ideas; standard business software such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and specialized business software for fund-raising; financial record keeping practices and procedures; methods for gathering and presenting general, statistical, and technical data; budget development and expenditure tracking; complex business report writing.

Minimum Qualification-Ability To

Strengthen and implement the goals of a major comprehensive community college foundation program, including overseeing major fundraising campaigns and outreach to the business and philanthropic communities; provide leadership and prioritize projects; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare and make effective presentations to foundation and corporate boards, administrators and business community groups; develop effective partnerships between the college’s foundation and community and industry leaders; demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, politics, philosophy, disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff.

Desirable Qualifications

• Recent experience supporting and cultivating a strong Foundation Board
• Successful strategic planning effort with a Board including a major fundraising campaign
• Experience building, expanding, and electronically organizing a strong donor base
• Successful experience identifying and cultivating large donors
• Experience working with various constituencies to understand needs and to assess methods to raise dollars in their support
• Experience managing a Foundation Office with direct reports

Job Open Date:


Job Close Date:


Open Until Filled


Foreign Degree and Credit Statement:

In accordance with the Human Resources Procedure 3050.05, all foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency www.naces.org prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. You must upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position to be considered. We cannot accept foreign degree evaluations after the closing date. The candidate bears all responsibility and costs associated with obtaining the evaluation.

About Us

About the District
The mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable student success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves.

Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.

As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 52,088 students a year, in 2017-18 fiscal year the demographic make-up of the students was 10% Black/African American; 17% Asian/Pacific Islander; 33% Hispanic/Latino; 29% White/Caucasian; and 11% Other.

The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse.

Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 69 years. Most of the 10,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.

Diablo Valley College
DVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVC’s career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley.

Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.

Employee Benefits:

Insurance: The District offers health, vision, dental and life insurance for monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors and their eligible dependents. Monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors covered by another health medical plan may waive District coverage and receive a monthly cash stipend.

Retirement: Most employees are members of the PERS (Public Employees Retirement System). Faculty employees and Academic Managers are members of the STRS (State Teachers Retirement System). Police Service employers are members of Safety Public Employees Retirement System.

Deferred Compensation: The District offers two optional deferred compensation plans. Eligible employees have a choice of the 457, 403b plans and a selection of savings and investment options.

Leave Allowance: The District offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors a generous vacation and sick leave benefits as well as 20 paid holidays annually (which can vary based on length of winter break).

Additional Benefits: The District also offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors educational reimbursements, employee assistance programs, a travel assistance plan, longevity compensation, retiree benefits, employee discounts on health memberships and a comprehensive wellness program.

Newly hired employees may notify the respective union (Local 1 or United Faculty) if they opt to join and/or authorize payment to the union. If the newly hired employee authorizes payment to the union then the following fees apply: Local 1 has a one-time initiation fee of $45.00 and monthly contribution of 1% of gross pay +$1. United Faculty has an agency fee of .55% of gross pay plus $2.50.

For further information regarding benefits eligibility and details please refer to the following documents available on the 4CD website:
Classified Employees Local 1 Contract (Article 20-Benefits):

Managers/Supervisors/Confidential Personnel Manual (Section 8-Insurance Benefits):



All job offers of employment are conditional upon the applicant’s satisfactory results of the Post Offer Pre-Placement Evaluation Program. This involves a physical strength test to demonstrate a minimum level of strength to perform the essential duties of the job. There is no charge for this service. Please do not make an appointment for testing until you have received notification from the Human Resources Department after a job offer is extended. The positions we currently evaluate are: Building Maintenance Worker, Custodian I and II, Lead Custodian, Cook, Food Services Assistant, Food Services Supervisor, Food Services Supply Clerk, Food Services Coordinator, Grounds Worker/ Gardener I and II, Senior/ Lead Grounds Worker/Gardener, Lead Maintenance Mechanic, Senior Equipment Maintenance Worker. If you are not hired in a listed classification, you may disregard this notification.

ADA Accommodations:

In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to slever@4cd.edu. For administrative purposes, requests must be made at the time of application.


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