Vice President, Development & Tri-C Foundation - Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland Ohio

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Cuyahoga Community College

Cleveland, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Campus or Location

District Administration

Job Responsibilities

• Responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive institutional development/advancement program and overseeing a development team focused towards the ultimate goal of significantly increasing constituent engagement and fund raising outcomes
• Provides leadership in overseeing all aspects of fundraising on behalf of the College and Foundation including identification, cultivation, solicitation, securing, reporting and compliance, and stewardship for corporations, foundations, individuals and government agencies
• Works closely with College President in all phases of his advancement and outreach activities; assists with building and nurturing long-term relationships that yield to advocacy and support
• Collaborates with College leadership to create new strategies to identify priority initiatives and case statements for support aligned with the College and Foundation missions
• Provides leadership support to Foundation Board relative to engagement, administration, management and support (strategic planning, meetings, communications, etc.)
• Engages and encourages faculty and staff to participate in supporting fundraising activities and in advocacy for the Foundation thus enhancing a College wide culture of philanthropy
• Develops and guides a high-performance and team-oriented development program to increase philanthropic revenue based upon fundraising strategies and established plans, goals, timelines, and outcomes
• Develops and implements effective internal and external messaging, methods, and approaches for communicating College and Foundation goals, and achievements, and financial needs for support of the College, Foundation and students
• Develops and plans major events, groups and activities that advance the College and Foundation in the external community
• Provides leadership for Foundation financial reporting and database management Provides leadership for the development of the Alumni Relations function
• Serves as a member of the Tri-C Foundation per Foundation regulations, President’s Cabinet, and President’s Council
• Continuously ensures positive impressions of the College and the Foundation
• Develops and manages the implementation of special projects and presentations for the College and Foundation as needed
• Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications


• Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
• Minimum of ten years of experience in positions of leadership and accomplishment in development, nonprofit or community engagement organizations
• Proven experience in launching and leading successful comprehensive campaigns
• Demonstrated experience hiring, training, developing, scheduling, supervising and managing the work performance of others
• Demonstrated experience forecasting, planning, maintaining, preparing, and monitoring a business area’s budget
• Demonstrated experience effectively making decisions that have significant, broad implications on the management and operations of a division (or equivalent business area)
• Demonstrated effectiveness in a role requiring dynamic and abstract problem solving methods in adaptive situations


• Strong organizational, supervisory, and leadership capabilities
• Exemplary interpersonal skills are essential; ability to serve as the lead for fund raising efforts for the College and Foundation throughout the region
• Extensive personal commitment to mission of the College and Foundation and for the students we serve
• Possesses an in-depth understanding of budgets, financial records, and regulations associated with a comprehensive development program
• Possesses comprehensive understanding of community engagement theories, concepts and practices with the ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations as it pertains to the departmental focus
• Demonstrated passion for, and commitment to, the mission of Cuyahoga Community College and the Tri-C Foundation
• Ability to think strategically especially in relation to donor communication and engagement
• Ability to effectively implement new ideas and establish processes which are replicable, consistent and sustainable
• Ability to shift energy and focus as the priorities may dictate
• Ability to work effectively in a dynamic and changing work environment requiring flexibility and teamwork
• Demonstrated ability manage relationships, create opportunities and solve problems
• Possesses strong organizational, time-management skills, and is results-oriented
• Works accurately with great attention to detail
• Ability to independently set goals and determine best course of action to achieve desired results
• Demonstrated advanced Project Management skills
• Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity
• Ability to collaborate, persuade, gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas on significant projects
• Ability to collaborate, negotiate and resolve conflicts on major projects
• Ability to facilitate top-level collaboration while managing sensitive issues
• Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality
• Sensitivity to appropriately respond to the needs of a diverse population


• Customer Service
• Collaboration / Inclusion
• Results Focus

• Servant Leadership
• Communication
• Continuous Improvement / Innovation

• Flexibility / Adaptability
• Time Utilization / Organization
• Quality of Work

Preferred Qualifications

Work Schedule

Standard College hours of operation, Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Work Schedule

Standard College hours of operation, Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Target Hiring Rate/Salary

Special Note

Special Note

Posting Open Date 08/27/2015

Special Instructions to Applicants

During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement

Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution

Keyword Phrases

  • Development Office
  • Vice President, Development & Tri-C Foundation
  • Exemplary Learning and Teaching Community
  • Embrace Diversity
  • Promote Individual Development and Quality of Life
  • Development and Fund Raising Executives
  • Development and Fund Raising
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter