Shoreline Community College — Admin / Exempt – Executive Director – Advancement & Foundation

Admin/Exempt – Executive Director – Advancement & Foundation

Shoreline Community College

Salary: $110,000.00 – $120,000.00 Annually

Job Number: 00839

Location: 16101 Greenwood Ave N Shoreline WA 98133, WA

Department: Office of the President

Job Summary

Date of First Consideration: February 20, 2023

Shoreline Community College is dedicated to inclusive excellence in teaching and learning, student success, and community engagement. Shoreline serves the educational, workforce, and cultural needs of our diverse students and communities through the core themes of educational attainment and student success, program excellence, community engagement, access and diversity, and College stewardship. Shoreline Community College is a place of open inquiry and learning, with a campus that models ideals set out in our Community Standard.* We are committed to upholding a culture of free expression, as well as maintaining a supportive and respectful learning and working environment for all.

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The Shoreline Community College Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises money through donations which fund a variety of merit and need-based scholarships for students at Shoreline Community College. The Foundation hosts three major events every year to raise funds for student and faculty scholarships, including the Annual Student Success Fundraiser, Scholarship Awards Ceremony, and the Seattle International Film Festival. The Foundation's work supports scholarships for students with financial needs and helps students with financial emergencies stay in school. The Shoreline Community College Foundation has awarded thousands of academic and workforce scholarships to deserving students. Visit the Shoreline Community College Foundation website.

As a member of the President's Executive Team, the Executive Director of Advancement & Foundation leads and directs the Shoreline Community College Foundation Office and Advancement activities, providing planning, organizational, and administrative oversight in alignment with the College goals and mission. This position provides leadership and support to the College from a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion perspective resulting in increased philanthropic resources for programs, facilities, scholarships, and special projects which benefit students, faculty and the College.


  • Serves as the administrative lead for College capital campaigns, ensuring funding goals are met within State deadlines.
  • Builds, implements, and maintains an inclusive development plan from a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lens focused on increasing College representation in the community in alignment with College goals.
  • Develops and maintains an internal/external culture of philanthropy with the College.
  • Builds and maintains relationships for the College and Foundation throughout the region with both system (SBCTC and associated colleges) and non-system partners.
  • Builds a strategic Foundation Board of Directors representative of the service area, ensuring leadership, planning, orientation and support are provided.
  • Provides insight and perspective to the President and Executive Team members regarding the College's philanthropy, non-profit Foundations, and Alumni program.
  • Works collaboratively with the President, Foundation Board, Board of Trustees, Executive Team, and other members of the College community.
  • Achieves annual fundraising goals and long-range financial support through individual, corporate, governmental and Foundation relationships, partnerships, and gifts.
  • Provides leadership to the College campus for effective community engagement strategies including advisory boards, events, promotions.
  • Administers the Foundation and Capital Campaign budgets, ensuring the accurate completion of required financial statements, fiscal reporting, and an annual audit, including determination of staffing and operational requirements; approves and monitors contributions and expenditures.
  • Directs/supervises senior staff; recruits, trains, coaches and evaluates to assure performance; and builds an effective team that is responsive to the needs of the College and the Foundation.
  • Ensures the maintenance of comprehensive scholarship tracking records and analysis of results; and manages endowments, named scholarships, and fund and investment accounts.
  • Ensures timely and accurate Foundation Board meeting minutes and reports are maintained.
  • Monitors and reports on grant funds received ensuring requirements are met for distribution.
  • Complies with State and federal annual reporting and registration requirements for licensing and certifications, including but not limited to the State of WA Non-Profit Corporation Annual Report, the State of WA Business License, the City of Shoreline Annual Business License, the State of WA Charities Report, the State of WA Charitable Trusts Report, and IRS 990.
  • Exercises a high level of discretion with internal/external interactions and maintains strict confidentialities.
  • Administers and interprets College policies and procedures; and resolves issues resulting in mutual respect and tolerance for varying points of view.
  • Represents the Foundation within the College, in the community, and in professional organizations.
  • Keeps current with laws, regulations and technology that may affect non-profit organizations, and implements policy and procedural changes as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned of similar level/nature.



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, or equivalent education/experience.
  • Three (3) years of experience with fundraising that includes major gifts, capital campaigns, planned giving, special events, and prospect research.
  • Experience working with a non-profit Board of Directors.
  • Experience building partnerships and external community relations.


  • Microsoft Office 365 including Excel, Outlook, and Word applications
  • Donor management software (such as Raiser's Edge NXT)
  • Non-profit accounting software (such as Financial Edge NXT)
  • Leadership/managerial principles, including the principles of effective supervision
  • Budgeting best practices/fiscal management across multiple funding sources
  • Applicable laws, rules, ordinances, regulations and ethics including, but not limited to, RCW chapter 11.110, RCW chapter 19.09, RCW chapter 24.03, RCW chapter 24.44, IRS Form 990


  • Fostering a climate of equity and belonging through multicultural awareness and responsiveness.
  • Providing leadership, motivating staff and colleagues, supervising and evaluating staff.
  • Entrepreneurship, development and execution which increases the breadth and scope of donor/constituency bases, meeting private sector and non-traditional fundraising goals.
  • Coordinating volunteers, including volunteer boards of directors, at various levels.
  • Effective communication (oral, written, and active listening) with individuals at all levels.
  • Establishing/maintaining effective working relationships inside and outside of the College.
  • Time management and multi-tasking; effectively developing/directing Foundation activities.
  • Making effective presentations as a spokesperson, relationship builder and fundraiser.
  • Short- and long-term strategy development and policy/procedure implementation.
  • Handling difficult or sensitive situations, using sound judgment within legal guidelines.

Conditions of Employment


The College is currently providing services in a mixed modality of operations (both online and in-person services are offered). Administrators are assigned to work on campus, noting there may be some opportunities to work remotely based on program or area needs. If authorized for limited remote work, employees will need to provide their own workspace and internet access, noting the College will provide technical equipment and support for online work needs. When working on-campus, this position will perform work in a standard office setting, use standard office equipment and physically attend meetings both on and off campus, using the ability to communicate in person or through appropriate means. This position also works weekends and evenings when appropriate or needed is required.


This is a full-time administrative/exempt annually contracted position with initial salary placement determined by the College dependent upon education/experience. Hiring of this position is contingent upon available funding as determined by the College President.


Persons with disabilities have the right to reasonable accommodation in all aspects of employment with the College. This includes, but is not limited to recruitment, application, hiring, training, termination, conditions of employment, and any other employer-supported activities. Applicants requesting accommodation should contact the Office of Human Resources at

In accordance with RCW 28B.112.080, applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current or past places of employment.

In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire. Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the offer of employment. This position is overtime exempt.

Required Materials

To be considered for this position, please submit the following:

  • NEOGOV online application/profile/supplemental questions
  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications
  • Current resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts documenting highest degree (official required upon hire)

Applicants considered for positions at the College may be required to submit to a background check as a condition of employment. Adverse information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability for the position.

Please Note: Once application materials have been submitted, you may not modify the application.

*Community Standard Statement

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly …” — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Shoreline Community College is a place for students, employees, and the community to pursue excellence in education in an environment dedicated to equity, inclusiveness, and self-reflection. We value respectful, dynamic interactions and lively discussion. We strive to create an environment where everyone is supported and valued. Shoreline Community College does not tolerate hateful, violent, or discriminatory actions that target any person or group based on their beliefs, customs, identity, or affiliations. When one of us is diminished, all of us are diminished.

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