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Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement
MiraCosta College

Date Posted Jan. 30, 2021
Title Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement
University MiraCosta College
Oceanside , CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Vice-(President/Provost/Chancellor)
    Associate Vice-(Provost/Chancellor)
  • Administration - Other
    Administration - Executive

Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement

MiraCosta College

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Type of Assignment:

Assignment Category: Regular Position

Position Details:

One regular, full-time position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year on the Oceanside campus. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.

Salary Range: Based on the 2020-21 Associate Vice President Salary Schedule

Compensation: Starting annual salary of $182,444 (based on the 2020-21 Associate Vice President Salary Schedule). To view the salary schedule, go to

Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.


A full benefits package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages; and membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Position Term in Months: $Term

Application Procedure:

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number. Applications received by the first screening date of Thursday, 2/25/2021, will receive first consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled:

1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

3. A cover letter addressed to the Screening and Interview Committee specifically describing how your experience aligns with the representative duties and desirable qualifications.

4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated in this job posting. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.

If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to three to four weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 4) fingerprint clearance; and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for this position.

Basic Function:

Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent/President, serves as a member of the senior leadership team to build visibility, resources and relationships for the District. Responsible for the overall leadership and performance of a comprehensive advancement program for the District directing the areas of Public and Governmental Relations, Marketing and Communications; Development and Alumni Relations; Grants; and Special Events. Empowers and directs an effective cohesive team that sets and fulfills clear, ambitious and achievable goals. Formulates policies and programs that grow the financial and human investment in the District to further enhance the culture of philanthropy. Oversees the continued implementation of a cohesive communications, government relations, marketing, and branding strategy for the District in all forms of media for the purpose of broadening the visibility, reputation, and utilization of the District and its resources to external constituencies. Serves as the primary liaison with the MiraCosta College Foundation and has the primary administrative and fundraising relationship with its Foundation Board of Directors.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

1. Serve as a member of the superintendent/presidents leadership team, setting and carrying out strategic initiatives, policy and procedures, goals and objectives, and budget and resource planning for the department and Foundation. Advise senior leadership team on issues and strategies related to District Advancement.

2. Maintain effective relationships with deans, directors, faculty, students, and other employees as well as the many external constituencies to advance the strategic priorities and initiatives of the District.

3. Participate in planning and training activities both on and off campus as they relate to District activities. This includes community events, meetings, boards, committees and other outreach efforts.

4. Hire, guide and evaluate professional and administrative staff, oversee accountability and professional development to ensure a dynamic, entrepreneurial, goal-oriented department.

5. Develop and submit annual budgets for the department and participate in responsible fiscal planning and budgeting.

6. As the principal liaison to the Foundation Board of Directors, manage board committee work and board meeting agendas. Support board members and other leading volunteers in advancement activities, managing the engagement of prospects for District priorities.

7. Support the superintendent/president in his/her advancement activities, managing engagement of prospects for major District priorities, providing research, and conferring on strategies.

8. Actively manage own portfolio on prospects throughout the fundraising process.

9. Advance the culture of philanthropy internal and external to the District, serving as a college advocate in the community and building relationships that closely link the community with the college.

10. Oversee the development and effective execution of a comprehensive consistent public and government relations, marketing and communications program to internal and external constituencies to meet goals for targeted and general populations using various media platforms.

11. Monitor and report on national and state legislation affecting community colleges. Supervise strategies to advance District initiatives to legislators, elected officials, officers and staff of other governmental and community agencies, and other internal and external constituencies.

12. In coordination with Academic Information Services, oversee the development and maintenance of the Foundation and districts public websites in the areas of usability, aesthetic, interaction design and information architecture.

Other Duties:

1. Coordinate the grants program including working with deans, faculty and staff to identify grant resources appropriate to meet college needs.

2. Cultivate relationships and effectively advocate District interests with local, state, and federal elected and appointed government officials and the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office.

3. Facilitate District involvement in regional and statewide organizations and coalitions focused on legislation, economic development and communications/marketing.

4. Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

1. Principles and techniques of establishing and maintaining good public, community and media relations.

2. Principles of marketing strategies and techniques.

3. Principles and techniques of governmental relations.

4. Legislative processes at the local, state and national levels.

5. State Education Code, the California Public Records Act and other applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

6. Principles and techniques of crisis communications.

7. Basic research methods.

8. Budgeting methods and practices.

9. Financial and statistical record keeping techniques.

10. Principles and practices of supervision and training.

11. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

12. Oral and written communications skills including correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

13. District organization, operations, policies and objectives.

14. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

15. Commitment to a comprehensive, student-oriented environment that facilitates learning and student development.

16. Computer applications, including Contribute and Adobe Creative Suite.

Ability To:

1. Read, interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures including appropriate sections of State Education Code and other applicable laws and regulations.

2. Assure strict adherence to state and federal regulations regarding donor and gift administration policies.

3. Plan, organize and implement an effective marketing and communications program for the College.

4. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with the media and others.

5. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, representatives of the media, local agencies and organizations, vendors and the general public.

6. Supervise, train and evaluate department staff.

7. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

8. Work independently with little direction.

9. Write and edit clear, concise, accurate and effective materials for public distribution.

10. Meet schedules and deadlines.

11. Work confidentially with discretion.

12. Develop and control budget.

13. Understand and follow oral and written directions.

14. Interpret and prepare complex financial reports.

15. Give effective oral presentations in both public and private sectors.

16. Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer terminal.

17. Maintain records.

18. Operate a vehicle, observing legal and defensive driving practices.

19. Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability issues.

Education & Experience:

Education and experience equivalent to a Masters degree. Experience in Institutional Advancement with at least five years of experience in one or more of the following: institutional advancement, philanthropy/fundraising or communications and marketing including two supervisory experience.

Desirable Qualifications:

Previous supervisory experience in advancement.

At least 5 years of progressively more responsible development experience.

Experience with Raisers Edge or other advancement management systems.

Ability to work collaboratively across the institution.

Licenses & Other Requirements:

A valid California drivers license and the ability to maintain insurability under the districts vehicle insurance program.

Physical Effort:

The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Primarily sedentary with intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping; occasional light lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; ability to travel to various locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business.

Emotional Effort:

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to work effectively under pressure on a variety of tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.

Working Conditions:

Primarily business office environment; subject to frequent public contact and interruption; intermittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion; may work at any district location or authorized facility with occasional evenings and/or weekends on an as-needed basis. Occasional local travel may be requested.

Posting Number: S20/21032P

Human Resources Contact Information: or 760.795.6854

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

First Screening Date: Applications received by the first screening date of Thursday, 2/25/2021, will receive first consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

About MiraCosta College

MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at


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