Job Details

San Mateo County Community College District
  • Position Number: 3300299
  • Location: San Mateo, CA
  • Position Type: Communications - Public Relations and Advertising

KCSM Underwriting Representative

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 20141323S
Department: KCSM (DEPT)
Location: College of San Mateo
Position Number: 4C0281
Percentage of Full Time: 100%
FLSA: Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Months per Year: 12
If other, please specify:
Salary Range:
Min Salary: $83,484 (annual)
Max Salary: $106,584 (annual)
Position Type: Classified Positions

Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, "success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals." The Districts "Students First" Strategic Plan is focused on "Student Success, Equity and Social Justice." We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences - emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:
College of San Mateo is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 15,000 students each academic year. College of San Mateo has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that is serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on College of San Mateos Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.

The President has called for the college community to be student-focused in our return to campus and always find a way to get to "yes" as one team to better serve our communities. We have recognized the need to do more and we recognize that we are stronger together. To learn more about CSMs antiracism and justice-centered efforts, please read our Solidarity Statement.

Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

The Position:
The KCSM Underwriting Representative performs professional work involved with comprehensive program planning, developing, researching, and implementation of a variety of broadcast station fundraising activities related to major gifts, underwriting, and foundation donations. Under direction, the employee is involved in research, event planning, and the cultivation of new foundation and other major donors. Public contact is extensive and includes station, College and District staff, corporate and community representatives, media personnel, vendors, and contractors. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to develop and implement strategic plans and activities with effective short- and long-range goals and measurable outcomes. Consequences of errors in judgment can be serious and costly in public relations, employee time, and money. A KCSM Underwriting Representative can lead the work of clerical and other staff, student assistants, and volunteers as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
  1. Exchanges information with station managers and other staff regarding strategic plans for researching, assessing, outreach, underwriting, cultivation, and documentation of foundation, corporate and other major donations
  2. Meets with corporate and foundation representatives to promote station programming, services and membership benefits
  3. Makes presentations to individuals and groups to promote gifts and donation relationships with the station
  4. Drives a motor vehicle to visit off-site businesses, organizations, and donors
  5. Attends meetings, workshops, and other events to obtain current donor resource and related information
  6. Researches, plans, develops, coordinates, and implements fundraising projects which promote major gift donations from foundations and businesses
  7. Coordinates business, foundation, and community representatives, station staff, volunteers and others to implement special projects and activities as needed
  8. Develops, writes, and procures underwriting grants for specific programs and general station operations
  9. Prepares and coordinates contracts with foundation and major donor representatives
  10. Uses a variety of computer software and hardware to set up and track budget and expenditures, potential grants and gifts, cost-effectiveness of underwriting program activities, donor trends and projections, and other data
  11. Compiles statistical, financial, and other data for a variety of special and regular reports as assigned
  12. Reviews underwriting, gift, and donation activities for compliance with Federal Communications Commission and other regulatory agency policies and procedures
  13. Completes surveys, reports, and other required documentation of underwriting activities, goals, program outcomes, budget status, and other matters
  14. Meets with management and other station staff to provide technical information regarding changes to agency regulations, policies, and procedures
  15. Recommends modifications to station policies and procedures to assure agency compliance
  16. Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in marketing, communications, broadcasting, or a closely related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Successful work experience of increasing responsibility in fundraising and underwriting
  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication, including public speaking
  • Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
  • Skill in the use of a variety of software to prepare correspondence, reports, presentations, and other written materials
  • Skill in setting up and maintaining a variety of detailed financial and statistical records
  • Skill in training and leading the work of others
  • Possession of a valid California Drivers license (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-site locations

Physical Requirements:
This classification requires persuasive communication and negotiation; individual and group interactions; data analysis and comparison; original, creative and strategic planning; good memory for written details and verbal instruction; assessment and interpretation of public reaction to proposals; ability to drive a motor vehicle; tact; flexibility and patience in order to perform the essential functions.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Knowledge of fundraising research, assessment outreach, underwriting, cultivation, and documentation techniques
  2. Knowledge of corporate and individual donor resources available to public broadcasting
  3. Knowledge of Federal Communications Commission and related regulatory agency policies and procedures related to broadcast underwriting
  4. Skill in oral communication, including public speaking, persuasive communication, and negotiation
  5. Skill in written communication, including grant writing and preparing detailed reports
  6. Skill in the use of a variety of software, including the Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat, as well as content management systems
  7. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with people at various levels within an organization who are diverse in their cultures, language groups, and abilities
  8. Skill in marketing and public relations techniques associated with fundraising and underwriting
  9. Ability to work effectively and accurately under deadline pressure

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

Open Date: 05/26/2022
First Review Date: 08/03/2022
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position).

2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.

3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicants cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicants qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.

Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

For questions related to this posting, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Fax: (650) 574-6574
Web Page:

Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

2. Submit verifications of prior employment

3. Satisfactory references

4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States

6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees

7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.

8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement:
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form

Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2021 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2021 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2021 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2021 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.

To apply, visit:

Copyright 2022 Inc. All rights reserved.

Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency


By continuing to use our site, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Learn more about how we use cookies by reviewing our Cookie Policy.