WHO WE ARE

Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the educational experience of each child in every school. Founded in 1996 by concerned parents and community leaders, IPSF sponsors enrichment programs after school and during the summer,  and provides financial support to the school district to ensure educational excellence in Irvine schools. In addition, IPSF excels at uniting local corporate and community partners, parents and residents in raising funds to nurture student potential. Each year, IPSF provides millions of dollars in funding to Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) to support STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education, small-group learning, afterschool and summer programs, grants for classroom innovation, and support for mental-health initiatives, athletic trainers and school nurses.

Irvine Public Schools Foundation is a California non-profit, public benefit, corporation. It is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The federal tax ID number for the foundation (EIN) is 33-0733191. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Mission

The mission of the Irvine Public Schools Foundation is to enrich the educational experience of each child in every school. We achieve this by providing programs, raising funds and uniting the community in support of educational excellence.

Beliefs

IPSF believes that every student deserves an educational experience complete with access to music, art, and science programs, both during the school day and outside of the classroom. With community support and investment, together we can provide enrichment opportunities for our children that will help foster the next generation of thinkers, innovators, and creators.

President & CEO

Neda Eaton is a visionary leader with a passion for serving the community. As President and Chief Executive Officer of the Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), one of the leading educational foundations in the nation, she is entrusted with ensuring that high-quality enrichment programs in critical areas such as the arts, music, sciences, health and wellness and math are sustained in public schools. In her role, she is responsible for guiding the strategic visioning and direction of the foundation, program and social enterprise development, day-to-day operations and implementation of various fundraising campaigns and initiatives.

Under Neda’s leadership, IPSF has achieved tremendous success by strategically uniting the business, parent and resident community to earn the reputation of the premier educational foundation in California. Since she joined the foundation, IPSF’s total annual amount raised has increased by 183%, raising over $6.5 million annually and an operating budget of over $8 million.

Neda’s career began soon after earning her Master’s degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University, graduating summa cum laude. It was during this time that she began to work in the social service area. From 1996-2000, Neda served as a senior manager in a comprehensive residential treatment facility for high-level acute clients at Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused Children. In 2000, she joined Boys Town USA where she moved up the ranks to run the California program and became Boys Town USA Senior Operations Officer managing an $8.9 million operating budget and serving at risk youth in both short term and long term residential treatment programs.

IPSF is relentless in fulfilling its vision of a world class education for every child and ensuring that public schools have the resources needed to nurture and grow the potential of its students. The organization is poised to continue to expand its funding for essential programs such as music instruction for every child, STEAM initiatives, robust after school and summer programs, grants to teachers for innovative teaching methods, and funding for athletic trainers and school nurses. IPSF serves as a resource to other communities and school districts in support of educational excellence.

Board Of Trustees

Our committed, talented, resourceful and knowledgeable board of trustees is the driving force behind the success for IPSF. Their leadership has enabled our organization to grow and succeed for the benefit of all Irvine students.

Mark Bennett

Cresa Global, Inc.
IUSD Parent

Heidi Bramlet

Google
IUSD Parent

Mike Breller

Mike Breller

Beacon Pointe Advisors
IUSD Parent

*Board Chair

Po Chen

BrightView
IUSD Parent

Mike Dennin

Michael Dennin

University of California, Irvine
IUSD Parent

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Geena Merrill Dougherty

VMware
IUSD Parent

Matt Hoffman

Deloitte
IUSD Alumni and Parent

Eric Hsiao

Eric Hsiao

BNY Mellon
IUSD Parent

Shige Itoh

Rutan & Tucker
IUSD Parent

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Diane Kim

OC Korean Cultural Center
IUSD Parent

Zhihai Li

Chinese American Mutual Association
IUSD Parent

Eduardo Lopez-Soriano

UPS West Region
IUSD Parent

Rich Masterson

Richard Masterson

Community Leader
IUSD Parent

Sherry Mostofi

Mostofi Law Group
IUSD Parent

Jafar Rashidian

Mohammad Rashidian

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
IUSD Parent

Advisory Council

Steve Churm, FivePoint

Connie Colao, Community Leader

Bill Habermehl, Retired County Superintendent, OC Department of Education

Mike Hamel, Irvine Police Department

Anne Hultgren, PhD, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Dennis Kuhl, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Jeff Larsen, HKS, Inc.

Karl Tokita, KSK Medical

Shareen Young, JCM Engineering Corporation

Join Our Team

We are seeking innovative, creative problem-solvers who are passionate about furthering educational excellence in public schools. We are looking for people from different career paths and backgrounds that thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment. If you share in our mission and genuinely care about students, we encourage you to apply to IPSF.

Current Positions

IPSF SUMMER STAFF

We are currently hiring teachers, TOSA’s, clerks, and IAs this summer and will be offering BOTH in-person and online classes.

Learn more at www.ipsf.net/summerjobs

DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

JOB SUMMARY:

Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), an education non-profit headquartered in Irvine, CA, currently has an immediate opening for a Development Coordinator to join our team. The successful candidate is a strong multitasker with a high attention to detail who works with the Director of Development to meet or exceed fundraising goals by supporting all aspects of IPSF’s fundraising activities and efforts. This person is responsible for a combination of database management and fundraising support with specific responsibilities in donor stewardship, prospect/grant research, logistics, and sponsorship fulfillment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manages gifts and database administration processes.
• Coordinates all development gifts administration: timely data and gift entry, quality content management, and all reporting functions in the donor database system (Raiser’s Edge NXT).
• Processes all donations, ensuring funds are received by finance department.
• Drafts and mails donor acknowledgment letters.

Coordinates and supports donor stewardship, prospect research, sponsorship fulfillment and targeted outreach efforts.
• Performs research on donors and prospects and investigates the grant or sponsorship funding process for foundations and corporations.
• Assists in the preparation of sponsorship packets and grant proposals along with tracking of sponsorship fulfilment and grant reporting.
Provides general administrative support of development department activities.
• Supports the planning and execution of IPSF development activities including annual appeals, special events, and third-party fundraising activities.
• Monitors and updates development-related content on IPSF website.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

• Must have knowledge of fundraising functions and donor or membership database management systems, Raisers Edge NXT a plus.
• Must have the ability to work independently, prioritizing ongoing and new projects, to meet deadlines.
• Must be well-organized and have the ability to manage multiple and competing tasks and deadlines.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

• Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Three years related experience in relevant data management required; experience with Raisers Edge NXT a plus.
• At least three years’ experience in nonprofit development and community outreach highly desired.

COMPENSATION:
This is a full-time, non-exempt position with hourly compensation ranging from $19-$24/hr. commensurate with experience. Typical hours would be Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with occasional attendance at evening and weekend events required.

TO APPLY: If you are interested in being considered for this position, please forward your cover letter and resume to Keegan Bell at kbell@ipsf.net

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO CEO

The Opportunity

Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), an education non-profit headquartered in Irvine, CA, currently has an immediate opening for an Executive Assistant to join our team. The successful candidate is a strong multitasker with a high attention to detail who provides high-level administrative support to the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and to the Executive Vice President (EVP).  In addition to serving as liaison to Board of Trustees and key stakeholder groups, the EA performs a wide variety of executive administrative duties as required by daily operations to ensure the efficient running of the IPSF office. In addition, the EA is also responsible for supporting donor relations outreach on behalf of CEO and EVP, along with assisting in the coordination of IPSF special events, projects, and programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides administrative support to the CEO and EVP.
  • Manages and maintains executive contacts and calendar; coordinates executive activities, schedules, and travel arrangements.
  • Handles daily administrative tasks including screening calls, processing mail and handling incoming and outgoing electronic communications, and filing and retrieving corporate documents.
  • Prepares presentation materials needed for meetings; take meeting minutes and disseminate information as directed.
  • Follows through on issues in a timely manner and handle confidential information appropriately.
  • Provides support with IPSF special events, donor relations, and programs planning and execution.
    • Serves as the liaison with major donors and contacts as directed by CEO, EVP, and Director of Development.
    • Supports with documenting and tracking donor relations activity and correspondence in donor CRM database (Raiser’s Edge NXT).
    • Prepares data and information for board members, committees, and key stakeholders to distribute as directed.
  • Provides general administrative support to ensure efficient running of IPSF office.
    • Manages office operations including vendor relations, equipment and supplies, and scheduling appropriate office staffing levels.
    • Meets all requirements for confidentiality and for management of program, finance, and personnel information including distribution controls, secure filing and disposal, and records and retention storage.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Must be well-organized and have the ability to manage multiple and competing tasks and deadlines.
  • Uses critical thinking skills to create documents and spreadsheets and interpret information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to formulate appropriate responses to requests for services and information from internal and external constituents.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience providing administrative support at an executive level required.
  • Experience in event planning, and donor/board relations highly preferred.

COMPENSATION:

This is a full-time, exempt position with annual salary compensation ranging from $63,000 – $80,000 commensurate with experience. Typical hours would be Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with occasional attendance at evening and weekend events required.

TO APPLY:
If you are interested in being considered for this position, please forward your cover letter and resume to Stacy Brooks at sbrooks@oneoc.org.

Irvine Public Schools Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.