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Foundation Operations and Finance Manager

Company: Portland Community College
Date Posted: February 6, 2017

Foundation Operations and Finance Manager


Portland Community College


Requisition Number: 08903


Location: Sylvania Campus


Address: 12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, OR


Hours of Work: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday


Position Status: Management; Level L; Full-time; Exempt


Starting Salary Range: $72,622 to $105,302 per year (see "Additional Posting Information" section for details)


Job Close Date: For best consideration apply by February 16, 2017


Job Summary:


Under the direction of management, the Operations and Finance Manager manages the day-to-day operations of the accounting, business, administrative, and scholarship functional areas of the PCC Foundation. Participates in the recommendation, creation, and administration of operational policies, procedures and processes in support of the PCC Foundation. Under the direction of the Executive Director and in collaboration with the Donor Engagement Manager, this position budgets, implements and evaluates activities to secure, acknowledge and distribute gifts raised by the PCC Foundation.


PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with a access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Auto and Home Insurance. Retirement and tax deferred 403B plans.


Paid Leave:

14.67 hours of Vacation leave per month

1 day of Sick Leave per month

11 Holidays

3 additional Personal Leave days per year


Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children under 24 years of age, as well as tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.




 - Under direction of Executive Director, and in collaboration with the Donor Engagement Manager, leads the operations of the PCC Foundation to advance the Foundation's goals.

- In collaboration with management, develops and oversees the implementation of short and long-range performance measurements and tracking processes, including but not limited to those related to the strategic plan.

- Recommends and administers policies, procedures and processes in support of Foundation goals and operations, in accordance with relevant legal parameters, and implements and monitors compliance with approved policies, procedures and processes.

- Assists in developing and overseeing the implementation of short-range, long-range and strategic planning and related performance measurements and tracking processes for the PCC Foundation.

- Supervises academic and/or administrative professionals, paraprofessionals, technical/support and/or classified staff. Hires, trains, disciplines and recommends dismissal of staff as necessary.

- Develops and monitors the Foundation's budget and financial plans, authorizes and approves Foundation expenditures, manages the annual external audit process and oversees annual tax return filing, manages contracts with outside consultants and vendors, and works with Foundation Board and investment manager to ensure the most advantageous investment plan.

- Supports the Foundation Board and designated Board committee operations as assigned.

- Participates in/on a variety of meetings, committees, taskforces and/or other related groups to communicate information regarding the Foundation and its initiatives.

- Oversees the Foundation's scholarship and grant programs, ensuring timely and appropriate awarding of scholarships and, as needed, tracking and reporting of Foundation grants.

- Manages, in coordination with the Donor Engagement Manager, operations that support fundraising, such as donor acknowledgment, and the establishment and management of fund agreements.

- Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:


 In the online application's Education/Employment History sections, include jobs, duties, and dates that support all of the following qualifications. The information on the resume/cover letter will not substitute for the completed application.


Bachelor's degree in Administration, Accounting or related field and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate (relevant experience may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis);


Three years of experience in a fundraising environment.


Five years of progressively responsible experience related to the area of assignment, including two years of experience supervising employees.




Knowledge of:


Leadership and management principles;

Foundation Board development principles and practices;

Planning principles and practices;

Nonprofit and foundation operations;

Governance and board operations;

Applicable local, state and federal laws, codes, rules and regulations;

Policy and procedure development and administration principles and practices;

Strategy development principles and practices;

Strategic management principles and practices;

Program management principles and practices;

Budget administration principles and practices;

Grant management principles and practices;

Analytical methods and techniques.


Skill in:


Supervising subordinate staff;

Effective leading or managing a nonprofit organization and/or foundation operations;

Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules and regulations;

Preparing and administering budgets;

Developing and analyzing policies and procedures;

Planning and implementing program components;

Compiling and analyzing data;

Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and making recommendations in support of goals.


Able to:


Develop and maintain effective relationships with members of the community, management, board of directors, foundation board, staff and volunteers;

Work effectively with diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of faculty and staff, students and community members;

Utilize computer technology for communication, data gathering and reporting activities;

Communicate effectively through oral and written media.


Special/Preferred Qualifications:


 Special/Preferred Qualifications:


Preference will be given to applicants with additional education beyond the minimum qualifications in Business

Administration, Nonprofit Management or related field.


Five years of non-profit/foundation leadership/management or related experience, including board operations,

financial management, grant -making, and strategic planning.


Experience working in an educational setting.


Experience working in an institutionally related foundation.


Additional Posting Information:


 Additional Posting Information:


To apply for this position you must submit:

1. Completed responses to the Required Questions from the Committee - scroll down to see "Required Questions" below - (Attach document)*

2. Completed online application

3. Cover Letter (attach document)*

4. Current Resume (attach document)*


* When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either "Microsoft Word" or ".pdf" formats.


- Normally the starting salary for new employees will be at the entry salary for that level, unless approved for advanced salary placement.


- Upon hire candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for all degrees earned.


- Applicants selected for hire will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

- Effective January 1, 2014, all applicants hired by the college will be required to reimburse PCC for the cost of their criminal background check, through payroll deduction.


- Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.


- As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.


Documents that must be associated with this posting:



Cover Letter

Responses to Required Questions


Documents which can be associated with this posting:


Full Time/Part Time: Full Time


How to Apply


For complete job description and application instructions, visit:


As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.


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