San Jose Police Foundation Executive Director Recruitment

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The San Jose Police Foundation (SJPF), a California nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, is accepting
applications for an executive director. The position is part-time (approximately 50-60 hours per

Position Description
The executive director reports to the police foundation board president and Executive Committee. The ideal candidate will have:
 a passion for supporting the public safety mission of the San Jose Police Department
 nonprofit management/leadership experience
 experience with successful nonprofit fundraising and development
 a demonstrated record of working both independently and also collaboratively with volunteer board members
experience with financial oversight and managing a third-party bookkeeper
 demonstrated skill in nonprofit governance and compliance
The executive director position is the sole compensated position of the police foundation.

Duties and responsibilities
Relations with the San Jose Police Department and City of San Jose
 Serve as a liaison between the Foundation Board of Directors and the San Jose Police Department
o Interface with elected officials and city administrators
 Coordinate activities, events and programs of the foundation for Department members that are aimed at officer wellness and morale-building
 Coordinate with Department staff to attend community and outreach events that the
Foundation is involved with
 Support the Department as needed with coordinating specific needs such as special
appreciation meals for officers/staff, in-kind donations, and letters of support
Fundraising and Stewardship
 Cultivate relationships with corporate, family and private foundations and draft and
submit grant requests
 Plan and execute several large annual fundraising events, as well as smaller stewardship events throughout the year
 Manage paid membership program for significant individual and corporate donors Marketing and Communications
 Create or oversee the development of marketing materials including brochures or fact sheets and the foundation’s website
 Create or oversee the development of membership materials and donor recognition
 Manage social media accounts
 Draft news releases and pursue earned media to promote SJPF programs and activities

Administration and Management
 Develop and adhere to annual budget
 Ensure sound financial practices and track spending against the Foundation’s annual
budget. Issue and follow-up on invoices, and work with the board treasurer to pay
monthly bills
 Work with accountant and auditors to meet standards for financial reporting
 Prepare agendas, minutes and other materials for monthly board meetings

Programs and Outreach
 Manage the Foundation’s scholarship program
 Develop application and distribute to area school districts, review applications, provide support for committee, arrange interviews and ongoing communication with award winners
 Coordinate with the Department to organize the annual Gun Seizure Awards Ceremony and Major Awards Ceremony and other events as approved by the board
 Work with Foundation board members and in-kind donors to provide December holiday meals for on-duty officers. Coordinate event’s food delivery and distribution
 Plan appreciation activities for the department in honor of key milestones including
National Telecommunications Professionals’ Week and National Police Week
Compensation and Benefits
Currently this position has required approximately 50-60 hours per month, with time demands periodically variable depending upon activity. Compensation is at a range of $70-75 per hour, depending upon qualifications. This rate equates to a monthly rate of $3,500 to $4,000.
This position is a part time employee position.
On-Site/Remote Work
The greatest majority of work for this position can be performed remotely. This position does require monthly participation in board meetings which are now being held in person in San Jose. Much of the work of the position can be performed through teleconference. Some on-site time is required (participating in department events, meeting with donors and prospective board members, etc.).

Further information about the San Jose Police Foundation is available at

Application Process
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter outlining qualifications as they related to the requirements of the position, resume, and two (2) references to:
1) Kate Levin, Executive Director, San Jose Police Foundation
2) Rob Fisher, Immediate Past President,
3) Scott Seaman, President,

The deadline for applications is close of business, Friday, June 3, 2022.

4 Thoughts on “San Jose Police Foundation Executive Director Recruitment

  1. Yo Leroy: How long as this organization been round. Never heard of it.

    Of course I don’t hear much about SJPD anymore. Time marches on and we are all getting older. Back in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s it was a job that provided a lot of self worth and satisfaction. Removing pukes, slobs and assholes from the local neighborhoods and puttin’ them in the Santa Clara County Jail was FUN! Ah well.

    1. Looong ago he was my new recruit when I was a training officer. All around good guy and a friend, then. I’d heard of the organization in the past, although know nothing of it. Living here in the mountains I might just as well be in the flatlands.😀. Haven’t talked to any of them in years. Sounds like worthwhile organization or I wouldn’t have published it.
      Anything pro police nowadays is OK with me!😉

  2. Re: the San Jose Police Foundation and the search for Exec. Dir.
    Leroy: You can’t be serious! And B. Fair, I hope all your days are good ones. Someone should have copyrighted the name of “San Jose Police”. Oh my gosh!

    And for B. Fair, wasn’t that Ray Barrett filling with you that night/ wee hours out on Capital Expressway and then into the favored neighborhood? 1969 or so? Heck! Only 53 years ago.

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