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Executive Director, Development


Last Updated: 3/09/23

Job Description

Salt Lake Community College, Utah’s most diverse institution of higher education, seeks an experienced and dynamic Executive Director of Development. The ideal candidate will lead a robust suite of College fundraising programs and activities, as well as serve as the Executive Director of the 501©3 SLCC Foundation.
Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, this position provides leadership and supervision for a team of development professionals and includes setting strategy, planning and providing direction for all areas of fundraising, including comprehensive fundraising campaigns and activities, business and corporate partnerships, alumni relations, and all other programs for private financial / philanthropic support and stewardship to support SLCC students, faculty, and staff, and the College at large.
Additionally, in collaboration with the Chair of the SLCC Foundation, the executive director supports this volunteer body to recruit and train Foundation board members, and develop strategic and annual operating plans, as well as financial fundraising goals to increase private support for SLCC scholarships and College programming and initiatives.
SLCC seeks an innovative leader who is:
Able to successfully take on challenging situations
Lead and manage a dynamic team
Able to build upward growth for program
Able to recognize and develop untapped potential
Able to help the College exceed its fundraising goals
This is an at will position.

Develop and set priorities, goals, standards, procedures and policies for comprehensive College development activities. Create, implement and sustain a strong resource development plan that will support the mission, goals and needs of SLCC. Assure that development activities are in compliance with SLCC policies and procedures, and federal and state laws and regulations.

Implement fundraising and external relations efforts including developing strategic and operational plans, engaging with potential donors.
Coordinating planned, employee and annual giving (including SLCC Day of Giving), major gifts, comprehensive/capital campaigns, alumni relations, corporate and private foundation giving, gift annuities, donor research, proposal writing and solicitation, and cultivation of non-traditional funding sources.

Recruit, hire, train, motivate and supervise a competent and qualified staff of Development professionals. Supervise and lead staff in donor research and analysis, including proposal investigation and cultivation research. Monitor employee portfolios to meet established prospect and financial goals. Assure that all development activities are within budget limitations, fiscally well-managed, and cost effective. Perform post-event analysis for return on investment.

Responsible for personal and meaningful face-to-face visits with donors and prospective donors each month. Active management of a development portfolio of major gift donors and prospects.

Oversee development-related events including annual scholarship lunch, golf tournament, networking receptions, and donor-recognition events.

Work closely with President’s Executive Cabinet and senior administrators to promote constituent engagement, and build scholarship and business partnerships, ensuring coordination of efforts and consistency of message in order for SLCC to build a strong community image.
Support the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and President of the SLCC in engaging a portfolio of prospects and donors, including determining the best strategy for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

Serve as Executive Director of the SLCC Foundation. Work directly with the chair and executive committee to develop financial and fundraising goals and increase philanthropic support for the college.
Ensure the fiscal integrity of the SLCC Foundation, including submission of proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the foundation, to the Board.
Facilitate bi-monthly Foundation Board meetings, Investment committee meetings, and occasional foundation retreats and receptions.

Supervise the production and publication of fundraising collateral materials, such as brochures, case statements and electronic media.

Other duties as assigned

Company Details

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Salt Lake Community College is Utah's largest open-access college, proudly educating the state's most diverse student body in 100+ degree programs across 8 areas of study. Annually, over 45,000 SLCC students gain training and education relevant to Utah's fastest-growing industries and four-year baccalaureate programs, with most students transferring to four-year institutions and thousands more lau...