Director of Foundation

Los Angeles Community College District | Los Angeles, California

Job Summary

The Director of Foundation plans, organizes, implements, and directs a comprehensive fund-raising program at a college or the District Office by identifying and soliciting funds from private individuals, corporations, and foundations and managing the business affairs of the Foundation.

Reports To

The President of the College (West Los Angeles College, 9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230)


  • Develops and implements a comprehensive fund-raising program with specific long-term and short-term goals and objectives which reflect the college and the Foundation priorities.
  • Plans and coordinates events aimed at donor prospects including alumni, retired staff and special target groups.
  • Prepares and manages annual budget for Foundation operations.
  • Manages the business affairs of the Foundation, including supervising personnel, authorizing financial transactions, executing and administering contracts, and reporting to the Foundation Board of Directors.
  • Prepares written proposals and reports with recommendations and analyses for the Foundation.
  • Assures compliance with all federal, state and local laws, relevant contractual obligations, and recognized accounting and reporting standards applicable to fundraising.
  • Identifies and solicits sources of funding including private individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Develops and implements strategies for volunteer leadership and enhanced community involvement in fund raising activities.
  • Designs and writes fund development informational literature.
  • Assists administrators, Foundation Board of Directors, and other key individuals in planning and managing specific campaign activities.
  • Develops and maintains systems of prospect management and research, and donor relations.
  • Recruits, organizes, and directs the efforts of volunteers in fund-raising activities.
  • Attends and participates in various administrative and committee meetings, workshops, and conferences to gather information and identify Foundation goals.
  • Represents the Foundation to the external community.
  • Makes oral presentations as requested.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Education & Experience:

Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university preferably with a major in public relations, journalism, communications, or a closely related field AND five years of full-time, paid or unpaid, professional-level experience in fund development or related field with a public or private agency.  Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.  Experience in an institution of higher learning is desirable.


A valid Class ā€œCā€ California driver's license must be obtained within 60 days after appointment. Travel throughout the District may be required.


$119301 - 147793 per annum

How to Apply

Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system:

Los Angeles Community College District


Organization: Nonprofit Organizations