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 www.hvcc.edu/jobs 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.