Reporting directly to the college president, the Dean for Institutional Advancement (DIA) is the college's chief institutional advancement officer and a member of the President’s Cabinet.
The DIA leads college-wide resource development by researching, designing, cultivating, coordinating and executing all resource development programs. The scope of this executive advancement position includes leading college-wide strategic planning, government relations, and connecting the college to the philanthropic community, business partners, grantors, government officials, and higher education agencies. These duties include developing annual gifts, major gifts, corporate/foundation gifts, planned gifts, non-cash donations, federal, state, and private grants, and special events.
The DIA oversees the official business of the foundation, leads and directs the establishment and coordination of all Riverland Community College Foundation activities, including fundraising and government relations, foundation public relations and communications. In addition, the DIA directs the management of the college scholarship program, and serves as the principal liaison between the college and the Riverland Community College Foundation.
The DIA serves on the administrative council, manages asset management, government relations, policy development, strategic planning, foundation board development, financial development, and other initiatives that will increase the fiscal, programmatic, equipment, and facility resources for the college.
The DIA represents the college through membership in professional organizations and through membership in professional and local civic organizations. The DIA will perform other duties as assigned by the college president.
Master’s degree in education, resource development, or other pertinent discipline
Five or more years of relevant fundraising experience, including alumni affairs, capital campaigns, and major gift solicitation;