Under the general direction of the Vice President of Advancement and Development, the Director of Philanthropy provides support and fundraising expertise for the resource development related activities of the college. A key emphasis of this position is focused on private grants and corporate and individual giving. As a key position of the Advancement Office, the position is responsible for meeting annual fundraising goals and working on the success of all aspects of the Advancement Office including significant involvement with the Hartnell College Foundation.
Work with senior leadership to develop strategies and implement tactics that will successfully increase philanthropic and grant support from key constituencies.
Work with Executive Director of Advancement and Advancement Team to create annual Funding Plan and Goals for the Foundation and the Office of Advancement. Serve as a key member of the Advancement Team in promoting and supporting Hartnell College.
Identify grant opportunities for the campus and develop and write proposals from initial concept to final submission with the assistance of campus personnel including the grants manager, the Foundation staff and volunteers. Assures close review and editing of proposals before submission. May include supervision of grant writing consultants for specific proposals.
Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward corporations, corporate foundations, and private foundations as well as individual donors.
Develop highly competitive and successful grant proposals for corporate and foundation prospects.
Initiate opportunities for faculty, administrators, and deans to apply for government grants and to interact with corporate and foundation prospects.
Monitor private proposal deadlines, prepare and edit proposals, and manage proposal submissions and progress and final reports.
Staff funding committees as needed.
Develop partnerships with private industry, public sector k-12 education and higher education institutions.
Assist with Advancement operations at all levels including formation and information for donor records and database.
Provide general support to the Advancement office and programs and other duties as assigned.
Participate on college-wide committees as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:
Strong administrative and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated excellence in grant writing, research and communication skills.
Track record of success in applying for funded proposals.
Ability to develop and manage budgets.
Ability to recruit, motivate and encourage volunteers in working on committees and developing proposals.
Experience working with Federal and state funding agencies.
Work with industry and private foundations desirable.
Computer skills necessary
Excellent written and verbal communication skills essential.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for obtaining information about grant programs.
Strong communication skills including ability to write and speak persuasively about the institution
Experience in working with community boards desirable.
Perform duties with attention to detail and accuracy
Create budgets and work within their parameters
Work evenings and weekends and to travel on occasion.
Develop excellent relations with donors and volunteers and the campus community including identification and use of resources from the above groups
Be self-motivated and disciplined to regularly set and achieve work goals
Represent the institution to external constituents and work effectively with internal constituents across the campus
Maintain a positive, productive attitude at all times
Exercise good judgment, discretion and maintain confidentiality
Establish work priorities, problem solve and work independently
Maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances
Take primary responsibility for diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision.
Demonstrated ability in developing annual and major gifts, special events, grant and proposal writing
Demonstrated ability to write well and communicate effectively.
Demonstrated ability to work with the public.
Experience working with industry leaders and government agencies.
Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in developing high performing collaborative partnerships.
Demonstrated track record for securing and managing public and/or private grants.
Strong computer skills.
Valid driver’s license and own transportation.
Additional Salary Information: Health benefits, 8 hours per month of sick leave, based on a 40-hour work week and 80 hours paid vacation annually.
About Hartnell College Foundation
Hartnell College is one of the oldest educational institutions in California. Founded in 1920 as Salinas Junior College, the school was renamed Hartnell College in 1948. The Hartnell Community College District was formed the following year.The college moved to its present location at 411 Central Avenue in Salinas in 1936. (The location was first identified as being at 156 Homestead Avenue, but renovations and additions eliminated the entranceway on that street, so the address was officially changed in 2008.) The main campus is located in Monterey County just a 20-minute drive from the scenic Monterey Coast.Hartnell College serves the Salinas Valley, a fertile agricultural region some 10 miles wide and 100 miles long. The College draws most of its students from Salinas and the surrounding communities of Bradley, Castroville, Chualar, Gonzales, Greenfield, Jolon, King City, Lockwood, Moss Landing, San Ardo, San Lucas, Soledad, and adjacent rural areas. It also attracts students from many Peninsula towns and from surrounding counties who are drawn to Hartnell's excellent academic opportunities, nursing and technical programs, and strong and successful athletic teams.Hartnell serves ne...arly 10,000 students (7,100 FTES) with an ethnic profile that includes 56% Latino/a, 19% White, 4% Asian, 3% Filipino, 2% Black, 1% Native American students, and 1% multi-ethnic. (16% of students did not report ethnicity). Hartnell has thus earned the federal designation as an Hispanic Serving Institution, and this year was awarded two major Title V grants to improve student access and success for underrepresented groups in the STEM disciplines.Hartnell has been lauded by NASA, the NAACP, and UCSC as being among the top community colleges in the country in promoting and achieving success for its underrepresented students in the STEM disciplines. Hartnell has done this, in part, through intensive mentoring and internship programs with academic and research partners like the University of Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering, the Naval Postgraduate School, United States Department of Agriculture, Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, University of California at Davis, Fremont Peak Observatory, and many others. Hartnell's Alisal Campus is now home to a NASA Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) laboratory for K-12 students and their families, the only SEMAA site on the West Coast.The College offers the first and second years of a college program, basic skills courses in English and math, and workplace and career training. It awards the associate of arts degree, associate of science degree, and certificates of proficiency. The college has a strong and successful nursing and allied health program, allowing its graduates to become LVNs, RNs, EMTs, and respiratory therapists. For the last several years, Hartnell's nursing graduates have achieved NCLEX pass rates of at or near 100%.The college's state-of-the-art library and learning resource center provides access to electronic databases and is the hub of information and learning technologies. The college has committed to pursuing technology enhancements, and is embarking on virtualization and server enhancement projects that will increase productivity and access for its students and employees, giving them technological advantages that most college and university students and personnel do not yet have.Hartnell's vibrant theater arts program includes a theater arts company called The Western Stage, which is consistently ranked among the highest caliber theaters in the Monterey Bay area. Its programming is both traditional and experimental, including world premieres of works by contemporary Latino playwrights. Hartnell theater arts faculty partner with the Alisal Center for the Fine Arts, to engage and encourage area youth in their artistic pursuits. Hartnell hosts a community orchestra and chorus, and Hartnell writers publish the Homestead Review, a poetry and literary journal.The College has transfer agreements with many California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) campuses which guarantee admission for Hartnell students who have completed the two-year requirements.Day, evening, and weekend courses are offered in both classroom and online settings. Hartnell is sensitive to its diverse community and offers classes in modified formats to meet the needs of students who work or have other outside commitments, such as those that begin after the regular semester does or are offered in a condensed format. Additionally, Hartnell's recently-built advanced technology campus in the Alisal District of Salinas houses its Agricultural Business and Technology Institute, its Sustainable Design and Construction Center, a diesel program, an automotive technology program, and its computer science program. Hartnell holds classes at its education center in King City and at numerous off-campus locations in north and south Monterey County.The college offers a full complement of services to assist students' educational progress in a one-stop student services format. Services include web-based, telephone, and in-person registration, academic and personal counseling, financial aid and scholarship services, international student services, re-entry services, veterans services, sports counseling, disabled students programs and services, assessment testing, career and transfer assistance, and more. In addition, students are encouraged to become involved in the many clubs on campus and student government through the Associated Students of Hartnell College.