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Executive Director of COM Foundation & Resource Development, posted 9.13.2018

College of the Mainland

Posting Number AS58P
Position Title Executive Director of COM Foundation and Resource Development
Contract Length 12 months
Class Summary

College of the Mainland is seeking a visionary leader that will be responsible for the proactive identification, solicitation and stewardship of foundation, government and other institutional funders. The Executive Director of COM Foundation and Resource Development reports directly to the College President. The Executive Director will serve as a key team member and an active participant in establishing the infrastructure and overall planning, development, and management of the college’s relationships with individual donors and organizations, as well as leaders and community influencers. In collaboration with college and foundation board leadership, the Executive Director will plan, organize and implement programs to continue and expand the success of resource development initiatives, including, but not limited to donor relations, alumni development, annual campaigns, major and planned gifts, foundation and corporate gifts, federal funding and stewardship.

Candidates Eligible to Apply Internal/External
Position Type Exempt Staff
Employment Status Full Time
Position Funding Type Regular
Posting Detail Information


Minimum Education/Training/Experience

• Bachelor’s degree
• A minimum of a three year career track of accomplishments in driving impact, outcomes and success. Advanced knowledge of fundraising principles and practices, capacity to provide visionary leadership for fundraising efforts and oversee the progressive growth of an alumni giving and major donor development program.

Preferred Education/Training/Experience

Master’s degree

Minimum Knowledge & Skills

• Ideal candidate brings proven success in meeting fundraising goals, including demonstrated experience with donor solicitation and cultivation, caseload management, and securing major, high-value gifts.
• Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) preferred
• Must demonstrate excellent communication, written and verbal and interpersonal skills
• Student focused and committed to advancing student opportunities for success.

Preferred Knowledge & Skills


Licensing/Certification Requirements


Job Duties

• Establish and administer policies and procedures that maintain the highest level of stewardship in overseeing the investments and use of gifts.
• Participate in/facilitate the development of goals and objectives for the Foundation by advising and making recommendations to the President and Foundation Board of Directors. Direct the goals’ implementation, monitor their progress and evaluate results.
• Facilitate the recruitment and orientation of new board members, using coaching and mentoring skills to develop fundraising and donor relationship skill sets among board members.
• In collaboration with the Foundation Board, the Executive Director will support all aspects of development activities, cultivation of key relationships, and be responsible for overall planning, development, and management of COM Foundation’s relationships with individual donors and organizations.
• Oversee all financial responsibilities and fiduciary management of Foundation assets, and manage the budget of the Foundation.
• Develop and implement a year-round donor stewardship and cultivation plan for all donors.
• Oversee the annual and employee campaign, accounting of all Foundation resources, and annual scholarship distribution.
• Supervise employees including prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained.
• Oversee mini grants, scholarship distribution and emergency assistance.
• Insure the accuracy of the comprehensive database reporting and tracking system for donors, and scholarships.
• Monitor institutional grant submissions, awards and compliance.
• Identify and develop corporate and college partnerships for major grant initiatives and campaigns.
• Maintain relationships with chambers, service organizations, city, county and state officials.
• Represent the college as a member of organizations as appropriate and attend off-campus events, which may involve evenings and/or weekends.

Physical Requirements

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT: No or very limited exposure to physical risk. Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. Must be willing to travel for professional development

Minimum Salary Range $79,370
Mid Point Salary Range $100,544
Maximum Salary Range  
Posting Open Date 07/12/2018
Posting Close Date  
Posting Will Be Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant  
EEO Statement

College of the Mainland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability or veteran status.

College of the Mainland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations within Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and 1992.

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