Responsible for developing, planning and coordinating fund-raising strategies and activities of the foundation and assuring accurate records and timely reporting. This individual is responsible for effective stewardship of the foundation’s funds and working to develop and maintain relations with the college’s alumni and other constituents who may be in a position to support the college financially and otherwise.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
- Develops and coordinates aggressive fundraising strategies from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other private, public, and non-profit entities via annual giving, memorial gifts, major gifts, planned giving initiatives and endowment building activities.
- Coordinates and participates in the cultivation and recognition of donors while respecting confidentiality when necessary and appropriate.
- Develops and manages an alumni relations program, initiating and implementing strategies for engaging college alumni and increasing/retaining their support
- Maintains an in-depth knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to foundation activities and fund-raising, and assures college and foundation compliance.
- Prepares or participates in writing federal, state, and institutional reports.
- Administrates accounting and donor software program.
- Maintains foundation’s website
- Manages the foundation’s scholarship process, including promotion, the timely posting of scholarships, keeping the scholarship committee informed, scheduling meetings for selecting awardees, notifying awardees, coordinating with the college’s financial aid office, and accurate record keeping.
- Manages the foundation’s grant process, including scheduling committee meetings, notifying applicants of committee decisions, proper documentation of the boards’ final approval, coordinating with the college’s accounting office, and accurate record keeping.
- Works with college staff responsible for administration, marketing, public relations, and recruitment to integrate foundation and institutional publicity goals and objectives.
- Serves as managing director of the foundation, reviews, evaluates, and reports on foundation activities to the foundation’s board of directors, provides expert advice and counsel, and implements directives of the board.
- Develops and monitors the foundation’s budget.
- Participates in community events or with community groups relevant to the foundation’s mission and that of the college.
- Serves on college committees as appropriate.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION – Reports to the president of the college, in close collaboration with the foundation board
ATTENDANCE – Individuals in this position are expected to be available as necessary and appropriate, occasionally including evenings and weekends, to meet with current and potential donors and other constituents, and to participate in meetings, presentations, and events.
WORKING CONDITIONS – Conditions are generally those of a typical office or business environment, although occasional donor home visits may be necessary and appropriate. The position requires frequent oral communication with clients, college staff, and the general public, the ability to enter data and written communications in electronic format in a timely manner, and the mobility to attend meetings, foundation functions, and make donor visits throughout the college district, including travel which may occur into the evening, on weekends, and/or during inclement weather.
- Bachelor’s degree in business, or a related field providing foundational knowledge for the effective performance of the above-referenced skillsets
- At least three years of experience in fundraising or management of funds, or combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of the position
- Advanced knowledge of the legal requirements of fundraising and trust administration
- Experience in financial or budget management
- Proficiency with electronic research, marketing, and reporting methods
- Demonstrated significant community involvement, volunteerism, civic organization membership, etc.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills, organizational ability, and the ability to meet multiple deadlines
- Ability to function autonomously yet collaboratively and the interpersonal skills to appropriately develop trust and confidence in the mission of the college foundation among a diverse population
- Willingness and ability to work irregular hours and travel extensively, must possess a valid unrestricted driver’s license
JOB DIMENSIONS – Knowledge of work, delegation, planning and organization, impact, performance results, persuasiveness, self-reliance, negotiation, attention to detail, work standards, sensitivity, stress tolerance, technical/professional self-development, initiative, judgment, analysis, commitment to the college, teamwork, decisiveness, informal communication, written communication, dependability, influence, presentations
Kirtland Community College is an equal opportunity employer
* This job description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.