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Executive Director for College Advancement

Job Title:
Executive Director for College Advancement
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Main Campus
Job Description:
Grayson College seeks an Executive Director for College Advancement. The Executive Director reports to the President of GC and serves as the Executive Director of the Grayson College Foundation. This person is responsible for providing overall leadership, management and strategic direction for fundraising, alumni, grants, and the Grayson College Foundation. Direct reports include Grants Writer Specialist, Annual Giving Director, and support staff. The Executive Director will lead a development staff that will work closely with the College’s administration, faculty, and the Foundation Board of Directors to manage fundraising efforts and meet development goals. Responsibilities will include long-range strategic leadership, fiscal management, resource development, and the day-to-day operation of the Foundation. The foundation generates approximately $1 million annually. The current value of foundation assets is approximately $9 million.

Responsibilities - The Executive Director will have a broad array of duties including:

Developing, implementing and managing a comprehensive and measurable strategic plan that:
  • Aligns with the vision, mission, and goals of the College and according to the Foundation charter and bylaws
  • Establishes short and long term goals, including fundraising strategies and building the case for support
  • Optimizes resources and learning between the community and within the College
  • Support and participate in the College’s commitment to continuous improvement


Fundraising and Donor Cultivation that includes:
  • Working closely with the College President to cultivate donors and prospective donors to build the donor base, levels of giving, and donor loyalty in support of institutional priorities
  • Developing donor recognition events and other innovative development programs
  • Managing the solicitation process, including recommending proposal ask amounts and monitoring staff and volunteer assignments
  • Serving as the Foundation's representative at public events as part of continued efforts to broaden the community network to benefit the College and the community
  • Providing leadership for a yearly volunteer-driven fundraising campaign
  • Coordinating accountability of contributions from the Foundation to the College and, when appropriate, reporting the use of donor’s funds to the donor
  • Engaging and recruiting Foundation Board members, and fostering Board development through training and activities


  • Campus collaboration and office management:
    • Monitor the strength of investments with financial advisors and the Foundation Board
    • Effectively communicate the Foundation’s goals and efforts to the community; oversee the production of marketing materials, including a newsletter
    • Cooperate with the vice presidents and deans to identify emerging College needs and priorities which may require targeted private fundraising efforts; work with other campus departments to contribute to the overall ability of the college to serve the on-campus population and also to be a resource to the surrounding community
    • Maintain communication within the College which seeks input from faculty, staff, and administrators, and updates the College community on Foundation efforts
    • Work collaboratively with others (e.g. colleagues, stakeholders, vendors) to accomplish functions and responsibilities
Requirements:
Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master preferred
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) certification preferred


  • Expected -
    • The ideal candidate is a dynamic and accomplished leader with progressive experience in senior administration
    • Five years of progressively responsible experience in resource development
    • Experience in leading a 501c (3) foundation operations and engaging volunteer board members
    • Demonstrated success in fundraising or resource development
    • Demonstrated ability to cultivate annual gifts from the organization’s employee base
    • Proven and demonstrated ability to cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts of $25,000 and above
    • Demonstrated experience in successfully meeting annual campaign goals
    • Demonstrated experience in carrying out a Capital Campaign
    • Knowledge and demonstrated experience with alumni relations
    • Experience at a community or technical college is desirable
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic environment that requires the incumbent to be sensitive to change and responsive to changing goals, priorities, and needs
    • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Commitment and respect for diversity
    • Working knowledge of personal computers and appropriate software
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GRAYSON COLLEGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, AND COMPLIES WITH THE IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986. MINORITIES AND WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. ADA/Section 504 and Title IX Coordinator, Marilyn Power, Human Resources Coordinator, 6101 Grayson Drive, Denison, TX 75020-(903)463-8625.