Director of Development

Posted on 04/09/2021

College of the Canyons

Santa Clarita, CA

The Santa Clarita Community College District/College of the Canyons is seeking a full-time Director of Development (Foundation)in the Foundation office.

The Santa Clarita Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As presented in our District Strategic Plan, which focuses on Access, Engagement, and Success, “Equity, inclusion, and diversity are not goals in themselves, but ideologies embedded in all actions and planning across all departments and functions of our college and its two campuses.

College of the Canyons is part of the Santa Clarita Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 32,000 students each academic year. College of the Canyons has a diverse student population that reflects our focus on enhancing the educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we proudly serve.

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. The successful candidate must be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who share our commitment to closing equity gaps. The Santa Clarita Community College District seeks leaders possessing a strong grounding in academic and student services programs and a thorough understanding of the primary mission of the community college. We seek employees that value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, who are conscientious risk-takers and transformational leaders guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.


Reports to and under the direction of the Foundation Executive Director, the Development Director performs a variety of responsible and complex duties related to the management, operation, and activities/services of the College of the Canyons Foundation, particularly serving as a frontline fundraiser with a focus on raising support through individual, planned giving, and corporate giving. The Director provides leadership through partnering with the other foundation staff members, coordinating and organizing a variety of activities related to supporting the philanthropic efforts of the college. The Director also coordinates, develops and updates prospect listings, donor strategies, and recognition opportunities; identifies, cultivates prospects, stewards donors, and provides programmatic support for fundraising efforts that are deemed Foundation priorities.

Minimum Qualifications: 


Three (3) years of full-time equivalent progressively responsible experience and demonstrated success in fundraising with at least two (2) years in a management or supervisory capacity.


Equivalent to an Associate’s Degree (60-semester units) required from an accredited college or university. Bachelor’s Degree desirable.

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