1. Oversee and direct the day-to-day operations of the Office of Institutional Advancement through active management of front-line and back-office functions focused on securing current, near-term and long-term financial support and working to advance the mission of the College.
2. Under the direction of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, develop strategy, organize and manage assigned campaigns and all associated materials by collaborating with other areas of the institution, including but not limited to external relations, academic and student affairs (particularly Career Development and Athletics). Develop strategic approach to researching, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors and prospective donors for respective campaigns.
3. Supervise a leadership team who oversee the functional areas of development, annual giving, alumni & parent engagement, and advancement services.
4. Oversee and support a data-driven approach that ensures staff members execute strategies that result in the meaningful engagement and successful solicitation of prospects. Set goals and key performance indicator metrics that drive current and sustainable fundraising and engagement performance and regularly evaluate individual and team progress.
5. Prepare and administer the budget for the Office of Institutional Advancement and serve on College's budget committee.
6. Manage a portfolio of current and prospective major gift and corporate donors at the direction of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and lead gift strategy sessions on a regular basis with frontline fundraising staff; offer advice on creative cultivation plans and effective solicitation strategies.
7. Work to position the President, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and other senior administrators, and faculty as appropriate, to build relationships with C-suite level executives at key local, regional and national companies that will result in significant financial support of the College. Direct collaboration with the Office of the President and one-on-one interaction with the President will be expected.
8. Oversee volunteer initiatives that advance the institution and serve as the primary staff administrator for the Board of Trustee Associates (BTA). Develop and implement short and long-term strategies for initiating and developing beneficial relationships with alumni, corporate representatives and community members who can impact the College through their active involvement and financial support.
9. Work collaboratively with colleagues in all departments across campus to create a truly integrated advancement operation; leverage the power of that approach to ensure greater alumni, parent and donor engagement in advancement activities. 10. Other job-related duties as assigned.
OTHERKEYRESPONSIBILITIES 1. Support the College's mission, vision and values, and contribute to the advancement of the College's Strategic Plan. 2. Demonstrate a strong commitment to continuous quality improvement. 3. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.
Bachelor's degree is required; Master's is preferred.
Five to seven years of experience in a professional field (fundraising, sales, community/economic development, non-profit, project management) with progressive management responsibilities or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required.
Licenses or Certifications:
Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record is required.
The Executive Director participates in and helps lead a comprehensive program for institutional fundraising at a thriving, private, liberal arts college nestled into the historic district of Naperville, IL, which is completing a $150 million comprehensive fundraising campaign. The successful candidate will be strategic, collaborative, and curious while committed to both building meaningful and lasting relationships that result in ongoing financial support for our outstanding students and world-class faculty. In addition to securing annual, major and planned gifts, this position will actively participate in other departmental fundraising initiatives, including calendar and fiscal year end calling and attendance at select evening and weekend donor facing events.
North Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce. NCC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources. Determinations for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Organization Type: Higher Education Institution