Vice President for College Advancement / Executive Director of the Foundation

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Preferred Apply By Date:

July 3, 2020

Date Posted:

June 11, 2020




$105,000-$120,000 / year plus excellent benefits package

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Reading Area Community College (RACC) in Reading, Pennsylvania, offers more than 62 transfer and career degree programs as well as a range of non-credit literacy and workforce options and annually serves 9,500 students. Founded in 1971, RACC is sponsored by the County of Berks. The College is proud to meet the federally defined threshold to be designated a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). RACC seeks a Vice President for College Advancement / Executive Director of the Foundation; a senior-level position that reports to the College President.

This position plans, manages and executes all aspects of the College’s fundraising operations in support of institutional goals with specific focus on the strategic goals of the Foundation for Reading Area Community College.

As the chief fundraiser, works with the College President and the Foundation’s Board of Directors on fund raising, donor stewardship and related duties to maintain and increase giving through an annual campaign, special events, development of alumni outreach, deferred gifts, planned giving as well as targeted capital campaign efforts. Oversees the Miller Center for the Arts ensuring the Miller Center is integral to friend-raising, raises funds to support its own operations and operates in a manner that enhances the College’s image and maximizes college-wide fundraising potential.

The Vice-President for College Advancement/Executive Director of the Foundation is a member of the President’s Council charged with contributing to all aspects of College-wide strategic goals and the implementation of that plan.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university (Master’s degree and CFRE certification preferred); a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a professional leader in a productive development program; familiarity with estate planning vehicles, including wills, trusts and annuities; familiarity with and ability to articulate the tax implications of charitable giving, including gifts of stock, property and other non-cash gifts; higher education experience preferred; must be able to demonstrate high motivation, solid organizational skills, entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, and an aggressive ability to develop new opportunities for donor cultivation and fund raising; previous experience managing a successful capital appeal; excellent written and oral presentation skills; strong computer skills and knowledge of financial reporting/issues; commitment to teamwork and working with staff and volunteers in a cooperative manner continuously open to new ideas and professional challenges; knowledge of Internet software, spreadsheet software and word processing software; knowledge of computer/PC fund raising software; strong organizational and strategic planning skills; budgeting knowledge and ability; demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the mission of community colleges; excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to establish positive working relationships; ability to work independently to accomplish the goals of the College’s Institutional Advancement objectives; familiarity with not-for-profit financial reporting and accounting and federal, state and local compliance.

Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, current resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references from previous supervisors, and one (1) professional reference from a colleague, to [email protected] and please reference VP-CA in the subject line of your e-mail.

RACC is an equal opportunity employer: minority/female/disability/veteran

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Posted: 6/12/2020
Application Due: 9/10/2020
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