Richland Community College is a comprehensive community college with a student-centered focus and a tradition of academic excellence. The College is currently seeking an Executive Director, Foundation and Development.
The Richland Community College Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation seeking private funds that provide distinction in the educational programs and facilities at Richland Community College. The Foundation is guided by a board of community leaders who provide stewardship over all funds raised by the foundation. Its mission is to support the College through the tremendous support of donors and the community, promoting excellence in teaching and providing access for student success. The Foundation has a strong and growing scholarship program, awarding over $700,000 in scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year.
The Richland Community College Foundation has ranked in the top ten percent of community college foundations of comparable size nationwide, and in the top 25% of all community college foundations nationwide. Based on average community college funds raised over the last five years in Illinois, the Foundation ranks first.
Employed by Richland Community College, the incumbent serves as the Executive Director of the 501-c(3) entity and works with an appointed community board that has fiduciary responsibility for Foundation assets. Serving as the executive officer of the Richland Community College Foundation Board of Directors, this position reports to the College President and serves on the College’s Cabinet.
The Executive Director develops and leads Richland Community College’s comprehensive institutional advancement program. The Executive Director is responsible for coordinating various scholarship and development opportunities related to the Richland Community College Foundation. The Executive Director is responsible for leading varied philanthropic support efforts, including comprehensive fundraising programs, major gifts, planned gifts, and capital campaigns. The incumbent has responsibility to work with the various investment companies and to monitor their performance and relay investment results to the Foundation Board. Other responsibilities include coordinating alumni activities and ensuring compliance with regulations.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree, three years’ experience in fund development and donor cultivation, and five years’ experience in non-profit management. An advanced degree and experience in a higher education setting are preferred. CFRE certification is preferred.
Review of applications will begin September 2, 2016.
Richland Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer