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Executive Director, ACC Foundation

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Position Information
Highland Business Center
Generally Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm with some evenings and weekends.
Salary Commensurate Upon Experience.
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Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.
College Profile

Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area. As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Reflects the diversity of our community.
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.
  • Our Mission

    The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

    ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and under represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.General Statement of Job

    ACC is seeking a creative, results-driven fundraising professional with an established track record of diverse and sophisticated advancement experience, planning, and leadership who can contribute to the success of ACC and the ACC Foundation sharing its mission, vision and values.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Directs and administers the overall planning and activities of ACC Foundation to achieve outcomes in key areas including donor development, direct fundraising, capacity building and Board development. Provides leadership in the creation and execution of a development plan to support College initiatives.
  • Identifies, solicits, and secures gifts for ACC from interested individuals and organizations.
  • Supports the College in its efforts to acquire resources. Serves as a resource to assist in developing cases for support, determining funding equations, and implementing a process for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, and approaching potential donors.
  • Provides leadership in the development of policies, procedures, and planning related to resource development.
  • Designs and executes a staffing plan and leads staff towards successful goals and objectives. Supervises, trains, coaches, directs, coordinates, and disciplines personnel while adhering to organizational human resource policies and procedures as well as related employment laws. Recommends hire and termination personnel actions for positions supervised.
  • Prepares all ACC Foundation Board of Director's meeting materials and minutes of the meetings. Manages ACC Foundation records and historical data.
  • Provides effective management of College funds in the ACC Foundation. Manages comprehensive records for ACC Foundation reporting including state and federal reports, audits, standard operating procedures, legal agreements, 501(c)(3) procedures, income tax reports, and investments.
  • Coordinates all committee work of the ACC Foundation. Leads and supports the ACC Foundation Board in their efforts to support the needs of the College.
  • Leads the ACC Foundation Board of Directors through periodic mission, vision and goal setting. Provides training to the ACC Foundation Board and volunteers.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Executive Committee of the ACC Foundation or the President.
  • KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Demonstrated experience in working with a non-profit Board of Directors and volunteers. Working knowledge of budget development, fiscal administration, and foundation fiduciary responsibilities. Demonstration working knowledge of development practices including annual campaigns, major gifts campaigns, endowments, investment policies, scholarship programs, donor recognition, and community relations. Effective leadership and ethics techniques, including Servant-Leadership. Supervisory practices and principles. Understanding of the community college philosophy and mission.SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Maintaining an established work schedule, including some evenings and weekends. Excellent planning, execution, facilitation, and training skills. Ability to think critically and creatively. Effective communication and interpersonal skills, in both oral and written forms. Ability to set and achieve fund raising goals; preparation and reporting of proposals and gifts. Ability to connect with potential donors in a way that meets their commitment to invest in the mission and vision of the College. Demonstrated managerial and administrative skills. Ability to manage multiple projects and timelines simultaneously. Ability to work with diverse staff, faculty, students, and donors. Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials. Technology Skills

    Intermediate to advanced use of a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software. Experience with one or all of the following: prospect research, gift processing software, online giving strategies and technology, social media and other emerging technologies to reach potential donors.Required Work Experience

  • Five years related managerial work experience.
  • Preferred Work Experience

    More than five (5) years of experience of increasingly responsible and successful positions in non-profit leadership and fundraising, preferably in a higher education setting. Demonstrated success working with boards and cultivating relationships with donors.Required Education

  • Master's degree. Experience cannot be substituted for required, applicable educational level.
  • Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other

    Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation. Preferred: Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credentialPhysical Requirements

    Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.Safety

  • Provide resources for safe operation of units. Create and support workplace safety.
  • ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

    DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

    As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 10/23/2020
    Application Due: 3/5/2021
    Work Type: Full Time