Detailed Job Description
Responsible for creating, leading and executing Valencia Foundation’s comprehensive, strategic fundraising plan to support institutional funding priorities and college goals, including annual and endowed student scholarships, endowed faculty chairs, academic program support, capital projects, and special programs that benefit students, faculty and the community. Manages development staff who will help lead all aspects of philanthropy and institutional advancement.
District OfficeDepartment: Valencia FoundationDegree Requirement:Bachelor's Degree
Essential Job Functions
1. Works closely with the college president, foundation CEO and foundation board to successfully develop and implement a strategic plan that will more fully deploy the philanthropic capabilities of Valencia stakeholders.
2. Supervises staff responsible for major, planned, corporate, foundation and individual giving, crowdfunding, volunteer leadership, stewardship, events, alumni relations, marketing communications, and special fundraising initiatives.
3. Manages a personal portfolio of major gift donors and prospects, and meets annual goals for contacts, proposals and contribution outcomes.
4. Works with college senior and academic leadership to develop and collaborate on annual and multi-year fundraising plans that support college goals.
5. Adopts data-driven metrics to monitor and evaluate development processes and performance outcomes.
6. Closely manages and communicates progress toward philanthropic goals to internal and external stakeholders.
7. Organizes and facilitates prospect management strategy sessions with the fundraising team and with college and foundation leaders.
8. Represents the foundation at community events.
9. Collaborates with the Valencia College community relations and marketing teams to ensure goal alignment in communications plans.
10. Recommends, updates, implements and monitors advancement policies and procedures.
11. Engages foundation staff and board in building and guiding a comprehensive stewardship program.
12. Develops and and manages fundraising and campaign budgets.
13. Ensures that development strategies reflect best practices and established ethical principles of philanthropy.
14. Other duties as assigned.
1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution; master’s, professional or doctoral degree preferred.
2. Certified Fund Raising Executive or Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive designation preferred.
3. More than 10 years of progressively responsible and relevant fundraising experience at a college or comparable nonprofit organization.
4. A demonstrated track record of securing leadership-level gifts, and developing and executing successful capital, major gifts and comprehensive campaigns.
5. Proven experience managing, coaching and motivating teams to achieve strategic goals and performance objectives.
6. Success in leading institutional change or in building a new organization preferred.
7. A work approach that favors inclusivity, innovation, communication, collaboration, strategic thinking and performance results.
8. Availability throughout the workday and, on regular occasions, beyond ordinary work hours.
9. Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Knowledge Skills Abilities
1. Knowledge of philanthropic principles, strategies, stewardship and evaluation, and the capacity to participate in all aspects of the gifts cycle.
2. Knowledge of marketing, public relations and special-event planning, methods and techniques.
3. Skill in effectively communicating with and presenting to – interpersonally, verbally and in writing – a wide range of individuals, organizations and constituencies.
4. Ability to effectively work independently, and with teams and partners.
5. Ability to organize, prioritize and make decisions.
6. Ability to research, analyze and evaluate.
7. Ability to engage diverse groups and facilitate meetings, events, and partnerships.
8. Ability to design, implement and manage multiple projects, while leading assigned staff, partners and volunteers.
9. Flexibility to identify, capture and implement new opportunities to engage constituents.
10. Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with communities of myriad backgrounds and skill levels including alumni, students, and staff, as well as others within the community.
11. Strong leadership skills with the ability to persuade and influence.
12. Ability to build, train, empower, encourage and assess teams, while also actively participating in a comprehensive development program.
13. Ability to handle staff and donor interactions with respect, professionalism, sensitivity, integrity and ethics.
14. Proficiency with Blackboard, Crescendo, donor wealth engines and other relevant technology.
15. Ability to prepare, recommend and manage the advancement budget and resources.
$87,090 - $114,042 per year
Equal Employment and Preference-Eligibility
Valencia College provides equal opportunity for equal opportunity for employment and educational services to all individuals as it relates to admission to the College or to programs, any aid, benefit, or service to students or wages and other terms, conditions or privileges of employment, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information and any other factor prohibited under applicable federal, state, and local civil rights laws, rules and regulations.
Valencia College extends preference in employment for eligible veterans in accordance to Florida State Statute 295.07.
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