Job Title: Director of Advancement Range: F Department: Advancement Classification: Administrative
Responsible to: College President
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the administration and management of the Office of Advancement; serves as the College's primary fundraiser and the Executive Director of the Umpqua Community College Foundation.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. PLANNING. Implements and assesses a comprehensive development and fundraising plan aligned with the College's mission, vision, and goals 2. PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT. Leads all fundraising activities, initiatives, and strategies; cultivates, solicits, and stewards major donors, including individuals, corporations, and foundations; achieves annual fundraising goals 3. COMMUNICATION MATERIALS. Oversees the preparation of development-related communication materials in support of fundraising activities 4. EVENTS. Oversees recognition events, scholarship awards, and fund raising events
1. LEADERSHIP. Directs the operational functions, fiscal management, and fund raising of and for the UCC Foundation to support UCC's mission and goals 2. BOARD. Ensures efficient and effective operation of, plus positive and open communication with, the UCC Foundation Board of Directors
1. LEADERSHIP. Provides strategic leadership in guiding, planning, implementing, evaluating, and refining Office of Advancement processes and procedures 2. RELATIONSHIPS. Strategically manages relationships with campus, community and government entities to increase understanding and support of the College 3. COMMUNICATIONS. Oversees electronic and website communication regarding activities and achievements of the Office of Advancement 4. GRANTS. Consults with College leadership to set a grant-seeking agenda designed to meet the College's strategic goals and fulfill the College's mission
1. PERSONNEL. Supervises, develops, and evaluates Office of Advancement staff 2. CAMPUS SERVICE AND COLLABORATION. Participates in college leadership and governance 3. FINANCES. Prepares and oversees the annual budget for the Office of Advancement 4. CURRENCY. Remains current in knowledge and issues related to advancement office functions
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Principles and effective practices of advancement, development, fundraising • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, codes, rules, and regulations
Demonstrated skill in:
• Securing significant grants and/or gifts from individuals, businesses, foundations, or agencies • Planning, implementing, improving, and evaluating programs and events • Establishing positive relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and identities • Exercising good judgment, behaving ethically, and using discretion in handling confidential information and sensitive situations • Speaking and writing to effectively communicate with a wide range of people • Utilizing computer technology for communication, data collection, planning, assessment, and reporting activities • Developing, administering, and managing budgets
• Frequent work at a fast pace with unscheduled interruptions • Frequent computer use • Attendance at early morning, evening, weekend, and after-work-hours events on a regular basis • Some travel for fundraising, events, and government relations • Hearing voice conversation, sitting, walking, occurs in this job daily. Bending, climbing a 3-step ladder, color identification, gripping hands & fingers, kneeling, lifting/carrying 0-14 pounds, standing long periods, stooping, twisting body, noisy work area, occurs regularly but not daily. The applicant is required to be able to perform these tasks/movements with or without reasonable accommodations.
• Master's degree in management, public administration, nonprofit administration, business administration, law, or related area; bachelor's degree in one of these areas plus a strong record of significant fundraising success will be considered • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated success in advancement-related work, preferably in public higher education • Demonstrated success in significant grant-writing and/or fund raising
• Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential • Experience working in or with community colleges
The position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the college employer and requirements of the job change.
Internal Number: 2018-00075
About Umpqua Community College
Since its founding as a post-secondary education facility in 1964, Umpqua Community College has grown to 15,000 students who are enrolled in one or more classes each year. Umpqua Community College is one of the most picturesque colleges in the country, nestled between beautiful tree-studded hills and overlooking a large bend in the North Umpqua River. Natural volcanic rock and rustic, cedar shake architecture grace the 14 campus buildings located on a 100-acre plot of land six miles north of Roseburg. Easy access to Interstate 5, exit 129, and mild year-around climate complement the scenic beauty of the campus.