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Kirtland Foundation Manager

Serves as managing director of the Kirtland Community College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) entity. Responsible for developing, planning and coordinating fund-raising strategies and activities of the foundation and assuring accurate records and timely reporting. Is also concerned with effective stewardship of the foundation’s funds and works to develop and maintain relations with college alumni and other constituents who may be in a position to support the college financially and otherwise.


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.

Personally involved in and coordinates the cultivation and recognition of donors while respecting confidentiality as 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, state laws and regulations pertaining to foundation activities and fund-raising.

Prepares or participates in writing federal, state, and institutional reports.

Administrates accounting and donor software program.

Administrates foundation’s website

Manages the process of the foundation’s scholarships.  This includes posting scholarships according to schedule, keep the committee informed, schedule meeting for selecting awardees, notifying awardees, record keeping and promotion.

Manages the process of the foundation’s grants.  This includes scheduling committee meetings, notifying applicants of committee decisions, properly document the boards’ final approval and proper accounting.

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, under the direction of the president.  Reviews, evaluates, and reports on foundation activities to the foundation’s board of directors, provides expert advice and direction, 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.

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 presentations and events.

WORKING CONDITIONS – Conditions are generally those of a typical office environment, requiring frequent oral communication with clients and colleagues, the ability to enter data and written communications in electronic format in a timely manner, and sufficient mobility to attend meetings and foundation functions throughout the college district.

SUPERVISION – Reports to the president of the college, in close collaboration with the foundation board


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 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.