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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.

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.

IPSF complies with the CA Fair Chance Act.

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The successful candidate is an enthusiastic front-line fundraiser and relationship builder who enjoys cultivating and soliciting new external partnerships and serves as a key ambassador for IPSF’s mission within the greater community. As IPSF’s top development position, The Director of Development (DOD) is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive, strategic fundraising program to achieve the organization’s annual and long-term contributed revenue goals. Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Vice President (EVP), the DOD serves as a member of IPSF’s Leadership Team and oversees all fundraising activities of the organization. In partnership with EVP and President & CEO, the DOD will leverage new opportunities and relationships to augment organization fundraising strategies. The Director of Development directs and supervises the work of the Development Associate and Development Coordinator.


Fundraising & Donor Relations:

  • Drive and lead fundraising solicitations with individuals, businesses, foundations, and community groups, with a focus on donor upgrades and new donor prospecting.
  • Serve as fundraising leader, sustaining current funding levels while actively expanding networks to identify new funding opportunities to be cultivated across a diverse mix of corporate, foundation, and individuals.
  • Evolve and implement a comprehensive, strategic fundraising plan with goals that include growing and diversifying the donor base and increasing individual (community and major gifts) and institutional (corporate and foundation) support.
  • In partnership with EVP and CEO, manage fundraising event and sponsorship strategies: Gala, Golf Tournament, and Poker Tournament.
  • Assist in the recruitment, training, and management of volunteers in support of fundraising strategies and events.
  • Establish and implement guidelines for third-party fundraising events.
  • Oversee fundraising annual appeals, working in collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Communications.
  • Actively represent IPSF in the community; identify opportunities for community networking attract top businesses and community leaders as prospective donors.

Strategy, Planning & Leadership:

  • Foster a culture of philanthropy organization-wide: execute all fundraising strategies, plans, events, and activities to meet fundraising goals in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.
  • In partnership with EVP, advise on annual fundraising goals and manage progress reporting.

and projections to Leadership Team and Board of Trustees (BOT).

  • Develop and maintain donor-centric prospect development pipeline and moves management processes to leverage and coordinate team’s outreach efforts.
  • Plan and oversee the development of organization’s Strategic Plan fundraising objectives.
  • Prepare and present Development reports and materials to Leadership Team; attend other meetings as requested.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to the Development Associate and Development Coordinator, including training, mentoring, and evaluation.
  • Develop strong relationships with Leadership Team, Board of Trustees (BOT) and staff.
  • Work with the EVP and President & CEO to incorporate fundraising projections into the budget; manage the Development budget effectively.
  • Manage donor stewardship program including recognition, cultivation, and stewardship events.
  • Maintain accountability and ensure compliance with all regulations and laws, as well as the code of ethics for fundraising.
  • Work with Director of Programs and Director of Communications & Marketing to support cross-department projects, events, and activities.
  • Assist EVP with the planning and implementation of endowment growth plan and planned/deferred giving strategies.
  • Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, modified, or changed at any time at IPSF’s discretion. Changes may be made formally, informally either verbally or in writing.


  • A creative, high-energy person with integrity and dedication to the mission.
  • Comfortable and adept at building strong and sustained partnerships with diverse and influential community leaders.
  • A strategic and results-oriented self-starter with the ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Exhibit superior management skills with an ability to influence, motivate, and engage direct and indirect reports and peers.
  • Experience in management, budgeting, fundraising, strategic planning and board building with community and corporate leaders.
  • Able to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, experience, and judgment; uses creative problem-solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • Must have exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to communicate effectively with IPSF’s Board of Trustees, supporters, and staff.
  • Uses critical thinking skills to create documents and spreadsheets and interpret information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Must be well-organized and can manage multiple, competing tasks and deadlines.
  • Computer and MS Office proficient; Raiser Edge, Greater Giving and Double the Donation experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated success and evidence of ability to plan and execute fundraising activities from start to finish.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; fundraising certification (CFRE) or advanced degree highly desired.
  • Five to seven years of progressive non-profit fundraising experience and a proven track record of obtaining support from diverse sources – corporations, foundations, and individuals.
  • Strong fiscal management competency required.
  • Proven track record of creating problem-solving and change management processes.
  • Leadership experience in managing professional and administrative staff and volunteers with diverse levels of expertise and backgrounds.


  • Sits for extended periods of time, in intense concentration, at a computer station or work desk. Stands and walks throughout the day.
  • Uses hands and fingers to operate computers and office equipment for up to 8 hours or more each day.
  • Requires clear vision at 20 inches or less with or without corrective lenses and vision sufficient to use equipment and drive a car safely.
  • Has hearing and speech within normal ranges and sufficient for clear communication face to face and on the telephone.
  • Lifts up to 10 pounds regularly and 25 pounds occasionally.
  • Exposed to typical office environment conditions and noise levels.
  • Work consists of heavy workloads, deadlines, and interaction with a wide variety of people on various issues.
  • Drive personal car on work errands and for other purposes; maintain driving record and personal car insurance in accordance with organization’s policies and state regulations and provides related records periodically.
  • Will include occasional weekend and evening work.
  • Meet all requirements for confidentiality and for management of program, finance, and personnel information including distribution controls, secure filing, and disposal.


This is a full-time, hybrid, exempt position with annual salary compensation ranging from $100,000 – $110,000 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.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please forward your cover letter and resume to Any resumes sent, or telephone calls made to IPSF will be redirected to OneOC.

IPSF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants based on race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by law.



Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), an education non-profit headquartered in Irvine, CA, currently has immediate openings for Instructors at various locations in Irvine for the 2023-2024 school year. The successful candidate will supervise and instruct students in enrichment activities for a new pilot enrichment program of Irvine Unified School District, the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP). This exciting program is designed to increase access for qualified elementary students to participate in enrichment opportunities on their school campus right after school and on select non-school days (no weekends).


Working under the direction of the ELOP Site Coordinator, the ELOP Instructor will:

  • Provide supervision and instruction in daily lessons, homework support, and other activities for PK-6 grade students
  • Facilitate rotations of enrichment activities including learning centers, arts and crafts, outdoor play, special projects, and other activities
  • Ensure that the daily schedule and curriculum plan is carried out, and a safe and nurturing environment is provided for all students
  • Enforce all program policies and procedures for ELOP
  • Work in a team environment and collaborate with ELOP staff
  • Assist with supervision drop-off/pick up, snack break, breakfast and lunch (when applicable) daily
  • Effectively communicate with parents/guardians via email, phone, and in-person throughout the program to address concerns related to student conduct, health, and performance as needed
  • Coordinate shared spaces with on-site childcare centers as needed and to ensure no commingling
  • Assist with management of any student accommodations/IEPs
  • Assist with tracking student attendance
  • Report disciplinary or other issues to Site Coordinator in a timely manner
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings
  • Track hours worked accurately and submit timesheets for approval in a timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques for working with students
  • At least one year experience working in an after-school or enrichment program, or other school setting
  • Ability to keep a consistent schedule
  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development Units strongly preferred
  • CPR/First Aid Training will be provided for those that are not certified and must be maintained every two years
  • IUSD Proficiency test will be provided for those that do not have proof of passage of CBEST or proof of an AA degree or higher from an accredited institution in the US
  • Ability to participate in the physical setup and breakdown of activity areas, including tables, chairs, and other activity equipment
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions
  • Must have reliable transportation to the school
  • Must have a High School Diploma, or equivalent


This is a part-time, hourly position with a pay range of $20-$24 per hour.


This pilot program is currently scheduled to operate through June 25, 2024. Site Instructors will typically work Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. for 180 afterschool days, and from 8:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. for 30 non-school days throughout the year. ELOP will operate during spring break (April 1, 2024 – April 5, 2024). Scheduling is dependent on enrollment numbers.

 If you are interested in being considered for this position, please fill out the application here.

IPSF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by law.

IPSF complies with the CA Fair Chance Act.