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Executive Director, Hawkeye Community College Foundation

Job Vacancy Notice: 6/1/2013
Application Deadline: by 4:00pm CST

JOB SUMMARY: The Executive Director reports directly to the College President and participates as a member of the College’s senior leadership team. This individual cultivates and solicits donors and prospective donors through prospect research, personal contacts, relationship building efforts, and events. Develops and sustains individual, corporate, community, and foundation relations. Communicates the Foundation’s mission and plans to donors, potential donors, Hawkeye Community College Foundation Board members, faculty/staff, students, alumni and friends of Hawkeye Community College. Develops presentations and proposals to solicit donors. Provides stewardship and recognition to donors. Works closely with the Hawkeye Community College Board of Directors. Develops, recommends, and administers the annual Foundation budget. Assures that gifts are administered to honor the donors’ intent, investment policies, scholarship criteria, foundation by-laws, audit requirements, tax requirements, state requirements for charitable organizations, and college policies. Remains current on fundraising trends, ethics, laws, community fundraising events, national programs and fundraising activities with community colleges within Iowa. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required. Five to seven years successful fundraising experience for a nonprofit organization. Significant record of progressive fundraising experience with increasing levels of responsibility. Understanding of various gift instruments, estate planning, trust administration, gift planning strategies, and related tax laws. Demonstrated effectiveness working with boards, volunteers, and a wide range of constituents. Proven ability to develop and implement fundraising special events and projects. Excellent communication and human relation skills. Evidenced competence in budget planning and management. Established ability to lead, manage, coordinate and supervise staff, and a broad and diverse range of activities and people. Demonstrated ability to promote collaboration, teamwork, and partnerships with internal and external constituents. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy. Knowledge of current software applications. Demonstrated public relations and marketing skills. Preferences include Master’s degree; experience in a higher education institution; CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) credential; experience with fund development software (Raiser’s Edge software preferred).

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time position opening with a comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, life, and LTD insurance; a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expense; holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave; and a choice of retirement programs - IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA-CREF (defined contribution). Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s education and experience.

Application Procedure

  1. Complete an online employment application.

  2. Submit all required application materials by the application deadline. Application materials are required to complete your application.

Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify Human Resource Services.

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