Executive Director

The Santa Monica Education Foundation (Ed Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) California non-profit corporation that was established in 1982 in response to devastating federal and state education budget cuts. It was organized by a dedicated group of parents, community leaders, and local business owners to enhance and supplement the curriculum of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Since 1982, the organization has evolved to become the centralized fundraising organization that raises over $2 million dollars annually through an annual giving campaign that provides funding and grants to all twelve public schools in Santa Monica, from elementary through high school. 


The Executive Director (E.D.) of the Santa Monica Education Foundation (the Ed Foundation) is responsible for direction, planning and general administrative responsibilities.  The E.D. manages the fundraising process including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of current and potential donors.  The E.D. is responsible for developing a comprehensive advancement program among Santa Monica public school district parents, the community, corporate donors, alumni, and friends of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD). Additionally, the position is responsible for all fundraising activities including the annual fund, corporate and foundation giving, planned giving, endowment campaigns, and all other fundraising sources for SMMUSD. 

This position implements policies and procedures set forth by the Ed Foundation Board of Directors, manages the organization’s budget, supervises the staff, and works closely with the SMMUSD Superintendent, the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services and various other SMMUSD staff members, as needed.  This Individual also Interfaces with the School Board, Principals and district leaders of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The E.D. must execute their role with sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and special education that exist in a public school district setting. 




Click here for more information or to apply. To apply for this position, or for additional information on the opportunity, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to Victoria Silverman at [email protected].

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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2022-06-09 16:26:15 -0400