Foundation Development Officer

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Foundation Development Officer. This position identifies and...
Los Angeles Community College District
February 10, 2021
Los Angeles
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The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Foundation Development Officer. This position identifies and solicits funds from private individuals, corporations, and foundations, fosters donor relations, and provides assistance in the management of business affairs of the Foundation at a college or District Office.

MONTHLY SALARY: $7,445 - $9,223*
*Salary Information is based on a full-time, 12-month position

Identifies and solicits sources of funding including private individuals, corporations, and foundations.

Plans and coordinates activities and events aimed at donor prospects including alumni, retired staff and special target groups.

Fosters positive and enduring relationships among donors and alumni.

Assists in the preparation and monitoring of the annual budget for Foundation operations.

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.

Develops and implements strategies for volunteer leadership and enhanced community involvement in fund raising activities.

Designs and writes fund development informational literature.

Confers with administrators, Foundation Board of Directors and other key individuals in planning and managing specific campaign activities.

Fully utilizes the capabilities of common and specialized donor management computer software applications in the preparation of donor information and reports for the foundation.

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.

Makes oral presentations as requested.

Performs related duties as assigned.

A current vacancy exists at Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen, CA 91401. The hiring list established by this examination will also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the life of the list.  Our Colleges include: Los Angeles City College; East Los Angeles College; Los Angeles Harbor College; Los Angeles Mission College; Los Angeles Pierce College; Los Angeles Southwest College; Los Angeles Trade-Technical College; Los Angeles Valley College; West Los Angeles College


  • Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans are provided for employees and their dependents.
  • A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.
  • 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave.
  • At least 15 paid holidays per year.
  • Vacation days accrue annually beginning at 10 days and increasing incrementally to 24 days depending on years of service with the District.  Vacation days for management and confidential positions begin at 15, 20, or 24 days.
  • Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
  • Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System.  The employee contribution rate is 6 percent.  The District also contributes to the retirement system.  Employees are also covered by Social Security.
  • Employee Assistance Program


Education and experience:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university preferably with a major in fundraising management, non-profit management, philanthropic leadership, or a related field AND three 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 "C" California driver's license must be obtained within 10 days of establishing residency in the State of California. Travel throughout the District is required.


For a complete job description including the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities associated with the position please visit our website.

The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.

Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request, orally or in writing, an accommodation in the examination process. Documentation of the need for accommodation is required solely for the purpose of establishing that the applicant has an ADA disability and that the disability necessitates a reasonable accommodation. Typically, a recent letter from an appropriate health care or rehabilitation professional which establishes that the applicant has an ADA qualifying disability, identifies the functional limitations as they relate to the testing situation, and recommends/suggests the appropriate accommodation is sufficient.  In order for appropriate arrangements to be made at the testing site, a request for accommodation and required documentation must be received by the Examiner of Record at least 3 days prior to the administration of the test.

How To Apply


Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system by 4:00 P.M. on FRIDAY, February 26, 2021. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application.  For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District, call our 24-hr job hotline, or refer to our Web Page at

Contact Us
Personnel Commission:
24-hr Job Hotline: (213) 891-2099
TDD: (213) 891-2408
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7:30AM – 4:30PM


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