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Executive Director of the Foundation HV-MC-113023

Hudson Valley Community College
Troy, NY

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Executive Director of the Foundation HV-MC-113023

Position Type: Full-time

Location: Troy,New York,United States

Application closes: 2023-12-17

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) located in scenic Upstate NY is a multi-campus College with locations in Troy and Malta New York. HVCC offers more than 80 degree and certificate programs in three schools: Business and Liberal Arts; Health Sciences; and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Hudson Valley is one of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York (SUNY) system and serves nearly 9,000 students each year. The college is a recognized leader in career and transfer preparation, workforce training initiatives, distance learning and service to a diverse population of students. Hudson Valley has an extension center in Malta, NY known as HVCC North and sponsors the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center in Troy, NY. With more than 80,000 alumni and nearly 1,000 employees, the college and is a catalyst for educational opportunity and economic development in the Capital Region of New York State. Hudson Valley seeks experienced, dynamic, capable, creative and caring individuals who would like to join our team and continue to build on decades of successful service to our community. Executive Director of the Foundation HV-MC-113023 In order to be considered an applicant for this position you must meet the minimum qualifications as stated in this announcement. HVCC does not support Visas. Applicants must currently hold an unrestricted employment authorization to work in the United States and appointment will be contingent upon completion of a background check. Education (Minimum Requirements):Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, with five to seven years of direct experience soliciting major gifts and board management, preferably in an academic environment.  Excellent fund development, institutional advancement, supervisory and board development skills, the ability to articulate the goals and mission of the institution to multiple constituencies; a collaborative team-oriented style with outstanding strategic planning and thinking skills that will allow for sound judgment in sensitive, confidential situations. Outstanding communication skills including writing, speaking and the ability to tactfully interact with a diverse set of stakeholders.  The candidate must have experience leading and developing a dynamic integrated fundraising operation with overlapping workstreams such as annual giving, capital campaigns, scholarships, and planned giving that encourages collaboration and donor-engagement centered cultivation strategies.  Candidate must have strong organizational skills with the ability to push initiatives forward, garner results, and have the ability to successfully manage multiple priorities; ability to function effectively in a complex organizational environment that demands flexibility, patience, good humor and focus; able and willing to travel and to attend and participate in evening and weekend events.   Employment Experience Preferred:      Demonstrated success in cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts or professional outside sales experience with demonstrated lead generation, opening case preparation and closing. Previous Foundation or Non-Profit Board Experience is preferred; Experience in Razors Edge/Banner/Academic Works or an equivalent donor management system.     Nature and Scope of Duties The Executive Director of the Foundation reports to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and performs the following duties: The Executive Director leads, manages, directs and supports the work of the Foundation, including its staff and initiatives. In partnership with the Foundation Board, the Executive Director will creatively implement a comprehensive fund development program that incorporates annual giving, capital campaigns, alumni events and major gift fundraising.  Serves as member of the President’s leadership team supporting strategic growth initiatives. Responsible for the oversight of foundation operations, fiduciary obligations, board of directors and the strategic plan. Responsible for oversight of Foundation policies, procedures and by-laws, and ensures compliance with all State and Federal regulations in conjunction with College policies and procedures. Manages, develops, and works closely with the Foundation Board of Directors, and maintains ongoing relationships with College Board of Trustees and Program Advisory Boards. Identifies and cultivates potential volunteer leadership for board development, events and future capital campaigns. Identifies and cultivates potential prospects for the Foundation Board, as well as events and campaign committees. Implements and manages a comprehensive major gifts program that blends outright and deferred giving, focusing on gifts of $50,000 or more. In partnership with the COO, identifies, researches, analyzes, and evaluates prospective major gift donors; and ensure the database is utilized optimally, and recordkeeping is compliant. Directs and supports Foundation staff in an overall team approach to translating program priorities into action plans and gift opportunities and matches them to donor interests. Works with high-level volunteers and key faculty and executive staff to identify, cultivate and solicit prospects.  Prospects and donors will include individuals, foundations and corporations. Prepares cultivation and solicitation strategies and policies/procedures for volunteers, College faculty/staff and the college President and oversees follow-up strategies for each donor prospect and stewardship activities. Working with the Director of Donor Experience and Alumni Engagement to develop and approve solicitation, marketing, and publication materials. Working with Foundation staff, design and coordinate events and other activities for alumni and donor stewardship and cultivation. Working with professional advisors, oversees the administration of gifts to the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation through bequests, trusts, life insurance or other vehicles to benefit the Foundation’s future. Maintain current knowledge/updates of tax law, finance and current trends in philanthropy. Ensures Foundation Scholarship Program compliance, Awards and Funds; maintaining and updating     departmental and donor agreements. Performs other related duties as assigned. This is a full-time 12-month Management Confidential position with a salary range of $95,000-$105,000.00 Hudson Valley offers a full benefit package including Health Insurance, Dental and Eye Insurance, Retirement, employee and employee’s spouse and children free tuition waivers. HVCC also has a generous leave policy.  To apply, please visit and complete the online application before the close date of December 17, 2023    Hudson Valley provides educational access to a diverse community of traditional and non-traditional learners in an environment that fosters lifelong learning and freedom of inquiry and expression. Hudson Valley values equity, inclusion, and dignity for all. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Bi-lingual applicants strongly encouraged to apply. Hudson Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Hudson Valley Community College serves approximately 13,500 students each semester, and employs more than 630 full- and part-time faculty members. Currently the second-largest institution of higher learning in the Capital Region of New York State, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs through its four schools: Business; Engineering & Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Although 80 percent of Hudson Valley's students come from the immediate Capital Region, the rest come from every county of New York State and many other states and foreign countries. The college ranks 52nd (as of the 2007-08 academic year) nationally in the number of associate degrees awarded annually, and has more than 65,000 alumni.

Founded in 1953, the college is sponsored by Rensselaer County and is part of the State University of New York system. The college is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees, which is appointed by the Governor (4), the Rensselaer County Legislature (5), and elected from among the student body (1).

The college is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education and is a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. All of Hudson Valley's programs are registered and approved by the New York State Department of Education. In addition, several of the academic programs are accredited by specialized national professional accrediting associations, such as the National League for Nursing, the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

The college's Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) programs lead to immediate employment in industry, business, government and health agencies. The college's Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) programs lead to transfer of students to four-year colleges and universities. In addition, the college sponsors a number of certificate programs that prepare students for selected occupational specialties.

The college, through its Workforce Development Institute, coordinates customized training for many area businesses and government agencies. The Office of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions offers credit-bearing courses at convenient times and places, while the Office of Community and Professional Education offers a wide variety of non-credit and short-term courses that serve a wide range of community and professional needs and interests. More than 10,000 individuals benefit each year from the college's off-campus programs.

The campus provides extensive, state-of-the-art facilities to support its academic programs, including the Bulmer Telecommunications Center, which encompasses the latest innovations in multi-media presentation, video teleconferencing, distance learning, and instructional technology, and the McDonough Sports Complex, a 126,000-square-foot recreational facility that contains a field house and the ice rink.

As a comprehensive, full-service community college, Hudson Valley is committed to meeting the educational and training needs of diverse constituencies. Ninety-four percent of Hudson Valley graduates find immediate employment in their field or successfully transfer directly to a four-year institution following graduation.

The college's academic programs are designed to be consistent with those offered by other two-year institutions within the SUNY system, and they are designed to promote compatibility and transferability to four-year institutions. The college maintains joint admission and transfer agreements with dozens of four-year colleges and universities.

Hudson Valley Community College offers many distinctive programs, including vocational apprenticeship programs and many unique health science programs. For example, Hudson Valley's dental hygiene program is the only program of its kind within an approximate 150-mile radius.

The college provides distinctive student support services to ensure success, including the Collegiate Academic Support Program, the Learning Assistance Center, the Educational Opportunity Program, the Disability Resource Center, the Peer Tutoring Program, the Smart Start Program, and the Viking Day Care Center. Services are available to all students, whether they attend full- or part-time, or in the day or evening.


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