Executive Director - Los Angeles City College Foundation
Los Angeles City College Foundation
Location: Los Angeles, California
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Internal Number: Salary: $225,000 Per Year
LACC Foundation Executive Director Position
Full Job Description
Los Angeles City College Foundation is seeking a new Executive Director to lead and manage the organization, collaborate with the Board of Directors and President of the College, as well as safeguard LACCF’s continued financial and operational health. LACCF has an outstanding leadership team and dedicated staff making this a fantastic opportunity for an experienced leader to support an established foundation and steward the organization for ongoing success and excellence. LACCF’s entrepreneurial leadership aspires to significantly grow the endowment through multiple verticals; and welcomes the opportunity to appoint an Executive Director who serves and embodies the vital mission of diversity and inclusion.
Founded in 1968, LACCF is a non-profit corporation 501(c)3, providing scholarships, grants, and funds for special programs to enhance the educational opportunities for a highly diverse student population with an operational budget over $1.5MM annually. During the last decade, LACCF’s net assets have grown from $7MM to $44MM.
Strategic Planning & Leadership: Organize a diverse set of stakeholders, including LACCF staff, Board of Directors, College President & faculty as well as local government and businesses to set the strategic direction for LACCF. Candidate will be passionate, creative and committed to helping the students of LACCF and the organization’s mission. Able to balance and integrate scholastic, political and financial strategy – both short and long term. The next Executive Director will join with stakeholders currently engaged in a strategic planning process to further align the direction and priorities of LACCF. Requires proven executive level relationship management.
Financial Management: Experienced and knowledgeable with financial management, budgeting and administration. Ability to oversee operational budgets, provide reporting, supervise accounting, audit & investment firms for compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Responsible for managing preparation and presentation of financial reporting to stakeholders.
Fundraising: Coordinate development staff, lead significant fundraising for organizational budget and support network organizations and encourage board members in their fundraising. Advise and elevate fundraising strategy and serve as a major pitch-maker and relationship builder with individual and institutional donors to expand and diversify funding sources. Experience with galas and major fundraising activities.
Community Development: Savvy relationship builder with local government and business organizations including, the Mayor’s office, County Supervisor, City Council Offices, State Senator, State Assembly, East Hollywood Neighborhood Council, East Hollywood Business Improvement District, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and the Swap Meet.
Collegial Work Environment: Develops and directs relationships with donors, staff, board, college, media, and other stakeholders. Knows how to delegate, share power, motivate staff and instill a culture of ingenuity and productivity. The Executive Director represents the tone, culture and values ensuring an environment of growth and support, while supervising human capital and administering human resource policies.
Mission Focused: A history of dedication and commitment to charitable endeavors with successful outcomes.
Organizer at Heart: Disposition to lead and unify through teamwork and collaboration. Adept at building, developing and fostering constituents to accomplish goals. Collaborative and inclusive style of management and decision-making.
Communication Skills: Serve as Public Relations with the ability to speak on behalf of the organization and effectively communicate the organization’s mission to multiple audiences at public events and other platforms. Strong oral and written communication skills. Agility in navigating conflict and advancing transformative change.
Capable of Operating Teams of Different Sizes: Capable of running a large, high-impact scholastic organization, and guiding leadership in a collaborative manner. Attend all meetings of the Board, Executive, Finance and all other Committees in a non-voting capacity.
Reports To: Los Angeles City College Foundation, Board of Directors
Supervises: Eight (8) full-time employees of the LACCF and contract service providers.
Travel: This position may require travel to conferences, team building and other events for development.
Education: Bachelor’s degree required; bilingual or multilingual a plus; advanced degree and/or CFRE preferred.
Salary: $225,000 per year.
Benefits: LACCF offers a competitive benefits package covering 100% of employee medical, dental, & vision insurance premiums, 401(k) plan, cell phone reimbursement, transportation benefits, professional development opportunities and a generous paid time off policy.
Location: This is a full-time position based out of the LACCF’s office on the Los Angeles City College Campus, with a flexible nonetheless demanding work schedule. All positions are remote until further notice due to COVID-19. Moving reimbursements may be offered to candidates relocating to Los Angeles, California for this position.
ABOUT THE LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION
The Los Angeles City College Foundation develops philanthropic support to increase capacity for accessible educational opportunities that provide academic and vocational excellence for the students of Los Angeles City College, and that enrich the cultural, economic and civic life of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles City College Foundation (the Foundation) was established in 1968. With net assets over $42 million, it is the largest foundation in the Los Angeles Community College District and one of the largest community college foundations in the United States. The Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation designed to receive gifts for Los Angeles City College from individuals, corporations, and private foundations.
To help students secure a different future, we must disrupt the cycle of poverty and implement programs to effect change. To ensure the success of our students, the Foundation has been expanding programs and employing strategies to meet students’ basic needs including food, housing, utilities, transportation, and access to healthcare. The Foundation seeks to enable low-income students to enroll, persist and succe...ed in Los Angeles City College’s (LACC) postsecondary education.
In addition to basic needs support, the Foundation annually provides students with over $1 million in the form of scholarships, awards, book vouchers, emergency loans and other means of financial support to allow them to continue to excel in their educational endeavors.
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