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Management Employment Opportunities

Foundation, Santa Rosa Junior College

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Thursday, June 19, 2014
(initial screening date; open until filled)

Deadline extended to Thursday, July 17, 2014


The Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation is seeking an individual with extensive management skills and experience in development activities to join an outstanding team of college professionals. This is a full-time, Management position for the Foundation Office at Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC). The Manager, Development is an employee of the Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax exempt, auxiliary organization of the Sonoma County Junior College District. Appointments are contingent upon Foundation Board approval.


Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director of the Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation, the Development Manager will assist fundraising committees of the SRJC Foundation in securing outright and planned gifts for their focus areas, and assist the Foundation with special project fundraising. The Director of Development will work in cooperation with the other members of the development staff to develop fundraising strategies, identify new prospects and plan/implement effective solicitations, processes and procedures.


The Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation was established in 1969 as a 501 (c) 3 organization. The mission of the SRJC Foundation is to advance educational opportunities by raising and stewarding funds to support programs, scholarships, facilities and special projects of the College. In cooperation with the Sonoma County Junior College District, the Foundation enhances the quality of higher education in the communities we serve.


Required Abilities and Knowledge: The ability to participate in high-level individual, corporate, and foundation solicitations as well as plan, organize, and implement fundraising activities effectively; be a self-starter; demonstrate strong written, verbal and presentation skills; interface effectively with donors, volunteers and staff; demonstrate comprehensive computer skills; demonstrated ability to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects and work effectively with diverse groups; effectively communicate the vision and mission of Santa Rosa Junior College; demonstrate successful experience working with Boards and Committees comprised of prominent community volunteers and alumni; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population. The knowledge of fundraising databases and data segmenting; donor prospect management; cultivation strategies within an education institution; fund development best practices, policies and procedures; alumni programming and outreach methods; the Districts resources and services to support fundraising success.

Required Education and Experience: Bachelors Degree AND significant fundraising experience and proven track record that demonstrates solid fundraising results. Must have extensive experience working with community volunteers and volunteer-driven fundraising programs.

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at time of application.



Works in cooperation with members of the development staff to develop fundraising strategies, identify new prospects and plan effective solicitations; designs and implements a comprehensive plan for identifying, soliciting and stewarding gift prospects and other donors; develops and manages a portfolio of mid-level donors; and engages at least 10 potential donors a month for the purposes of discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; demonstrates successful experience working with Boards and Committees comprised of prominent community volunteers and alumni; the Manager will also actively involve college leaders, department chairs, and faculty in the fund development process; in cooperation with the Executive Director, establishes annual quantitative goals, objectives and key accountabilities in order to increase donors and dollars raised determines the most effective means to report progress, provide assessment, and prepare annual written plans.


The Manager will work directly with the AgTrust, Bear Cub Athletic Trust, and the Friends of Petaluma Campus Trust to assist in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of gifts. The Manager will also assist with fundraising for special programs and projects as identified by the Executive Director, and participate in developing support from SRJC alumni.

Working closely with the Foundations fundraising committees, the Development Manager strategically identifies, cultivates, and solicits donors with an emphasis on mid-level gifts ($5,000-$25,000) and collaborates with the Executive Director and development.


In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:

  1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Management Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant Notification Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional. Access the online job announcement for application materials.
    • If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents.
  2. A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. (Limit to one page.)
  3. A cover letter focusing on the Qualifications (required, preferred and ideal characteristics) and explaining your interest in the position. Specifically address your background as it relates to Development. (Limit to a maximum of five pages.)
  4. Submit a writing sample highlighting direct fundraising involvement. (i.e., individual/corporate solicitation letter, annual gift letters or grant proposals)
  5. Current Resume which includes a minimum of six referencestwo from supervisors; two from co-workers/colleagues; two from clients. Please include titles, office and cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses. References will not be called without prior permission from the candidate.
  6. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work (unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring). If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application.

(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)


  • Salary Range: $5,388 - $6,549 per month (2013/14 Management Salary Schedule); maximum initial placement at $5,940 per month (placement within this range is based on assessment of previous experience as documented in application materials).

  • Benefits: The Foundation offers a competitive benefit package which includes health & welfare (medical/dental/vision/life/long-term disability) benefits for employees and eligible dependents.

  • Leave/Holiday time: Management employees earn 1 day of sick leave and 1.8333 days of vacation for each month worked. They are also entitled to holidays recognized by the District (14 holidays/year).

  • Housing: A mortgage loan at reduced fees may be available to the candidate selected for this position (contact Human Resources for more information).

As an Auxiliary Organization of Santa Rosa Junior College, salaries, working conditions and benefits for Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation employees are comparable to those provided Santa Rosa Junior College District employees performing similar services. (As stated in Regulations of the Sonoma County Junior College District for Auxiliary Organizations, Section 1.5 (a) and Education Code Section 72672).


Application Materials & Procedures

To download job announcements and application materials, please go to or contact us to be mailed the materials to apply :

Human Resources Department

Santa Rosa Junior College

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive

MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

PHONE (707) 527-4954

FAX (707) 527-4967


The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each opening.

It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.

Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board of Trustees.

Although Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel stipend for their administrative interview(s).

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources Department.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  3. Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
  4. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.