Director Development

Location
Houston, TX
Posted
Apr 06, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Community College


We are currently seeking a Development Director who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity
You: Innovator. Pacesetter. Agent of change. If you're a tech savvy, process improvement-focused Student Champion with a talent for developing partnerships with communities and individuals, we're looking for you.

Your mission: The Houston Community College Foundation supports HCC in its efforts to attract and educate Houston-area students who have the desire and dedication to learn - including many non-traditional students and those facing barriers to higher education.

As Director of Development, you'll provide principal support to the HCC Foundation by raising funds to benefit HCC students and programs based on the priorities set forth by the Chancellor and the Foundation Board.

Your work: In this role, you'll make a difference by raising funds for scholarships and grants to support HCCS and its students. You will provide fund raising leadership and support for two college presidents and four to five of HCCS' Centers of Excellence to raise funds for scholarships and grants.

You'll participate in prospect research activities, cultivation events and strategy sessions to identify and evaluate prospects. You'll qualify prospects and cultivate potential contributors; design and develop solicitation strategies to match donors' interests; personally solicit gifts; and steward major gift donors. You'll represent the Foundation at various fundraising and other appropriate meetings, and make formal and informal presentations.

When gifts are secured, you'll work with Development staff to establish funds and create recognition and stewardship activities. Creating and presenting major gift proposals and donor communications that highlight the successes of the Foundation's work and HCC student success are also within the scope of this position.

At HCC, we support job-related professional growth that will enable you to advance your career goals, increase institutional effectiveness and improve the quality of our programs and services. You'll discuss with your supervisor the training programs, conferences, courses and/or other relevant professional development activities you plan to participate in throughout the year.

Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you're a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, apply today!

EDUCATION
Bachelor's degree in Business, Development, Communications or a related field required.

EXPERIENCE

Minimum of eight (8) years of previous experience in work related fund-raising/stewardship programs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

High level of technical knowledge and experience in major gift solicitation, annual fund programs, stewardship, volunteer management and external relations.

Working knowledge of Blackbaud donor management system and Microsoft Office systems.

The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

Be a part of a dynamic community dedicated to providing the resources, guidance and inspiration needed to create the ultimate student experience: from registration and financial aid applications to the first time they arrive at one of our Centers of Excellence or log in to their first class, from academic success planning to providing a safe environment, and from connecting them with community networks to launching them into the career of their dreams. Make their student experience exceptional.

Location

Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

  • Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
  • 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

    If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.


  • EEO Statement

    Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

    David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
    Office of Institutional Equity


    PO Box 667517

    Houston TX, 77266

    713 718.8271 or Institutional.Equity@hccs.edu

    HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

    Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.

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