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Executive Director of Institutional Advancement

Company:
Angelina College
Job Location:
Lufkin, Texas
Category:
Development and Fundraising

POSITION: Executive Director of Institutional Advancement – Full-Time – Lufkin

EMPLOYMENT DATE: Until Filled

It is the intent of the basic job requirements, duties, and responsibilities that these minimum requirements should therefore, be referred to as a guide for, rather than a limitation to the services required.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The position will report to the College President for job responsibilities and other College related activities as outlined in the Policies and Procedures Manual. Essential duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Advise the President regarding advancement strategies and tactics;
  • Represent the institution with the public and through participation in civic organizations, nonprofit boards, and community events;
  • Demonstrate an abiding commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college;
  • Work with campus constituents to identify funding needs and opportunities, in context of comprehensive campaign goals;
  • Collaborate with the Vice President of Business Affairs and the President on the management of the College’s endowment;
  • Collaborate with Office of Communications, Office of Student Affairs, Office of the President, and other campus constituents to foster a positive public image for Angelina College;
  • Research funding opportunities through charitable foundations and collaborate with college constituencies as necessary to apply for funding;
  • Build and manage a portfolio/donor database of current donors and prospects;
  • Collaborate, develop, recommend, implement, direct, and/or sustain a strategy for comprehensive fundraising campaigns or other assigned fund raising, which may include collaboration with the third-party campaign consultants;
  • Manage special micro-campaigns as required (e.g., athletics, reunions, academic programs, technical equipment, etc.);
  • Focus on soliciting gifts to reach goals in the College long range plan, build donor base, and also focus on securing major gifts of $50,000 and above;
  • Develop and oversee alumni engagement strategy, with work toward increased alumni giving participation;
  • Effectively communicate with prospects through face-to-face meetings, personal letters, phone calls and emails;
  • Promote with all constituents planned giving opportunities and benefits; provide technical and gift planning assistance to donors, advisors, volunteers and other constituents; and
  • Respond to donor complaints or concerns and resolve problems.
  • Manage, coordinate, and organize fundraising events
  • Oversee and manage the Foundation Advisory Board to build strong ambassadors of the College
  • Plan and execute stewardship opportunities
  • Manage gifts to fulfill the intentions of donors
  • Manage, coordinate, and organize fundraising events
  • Oversee and manage Advisory Board meetings and action items to build strong ambassadors of the College
  • Organize stewardship opportunities

Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States must be verified for the successful candidate.

SCHEDULE:

A letter of interest, completed application form, a resume, and college transcripts are required for an applicant to be considered. Please visit the Angelina College portal at https://myac.angelina.edu/ICS/AC_Employment/ to apply. Screening of qualified applicants will begin and continue until the position is filled. This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for the position.

Angelina College is a great place to work and Lufkin is a great place to live! From the arts to the outdoors, Lufkin offers a wide variety of entertainment activities. We have many parks and our residents enjoy spending time walking and biking on the beautiful Azalea Trail. Golfers have a choice of four different courses. Lake Sam Rayburn provides opportunities for fishing and boating. Families often enjoy spending a day at Ellen Trout Zoo. For those who prefer shopping and dining, Lufkin has a wide variety of shops and restaurants offering everything from antiques to clothing and home-style cooking to fine dining. Our downtown area offers quaint boutiques and is the scene of many community events. Spending a day at a museum doesn’t require a long drive to the big city. Lufkin is home to the Museum of East Texas, the Texas Forestry Museum, and the Naranjo Natural History Museum. The arts come alive with organizations like Angelina Arts Alliance, which hosts the performing arts from around the world.

With all that it offers in recreation and entertainment, Lufkin really is a great place to live.

Angelina College is a comprehensive community college of 5,200 students located in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, and serving twelve counties of East Texas. Lufkin is a city of 38,000 people, situated about 120 miles northeast of Houston, 112 miles southwest of Shreveport, Louisiana, and 165 miles southeast of Dallas.

Angelina College reserves the right to extend search or not offer position advertised.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience: Five years professional experience in fundraising, capital campaigns, donor relations, public or governmental relations, or related fields.
  • The College will consider equivalent combinations of education and experience

Preferred:

  • Use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint) prospect management software, and other appropriate software;
  • Excellent communication skills and engaging interpersonal presentation style;
  • Demonstrated professional resourcefulness, ability to meet or exceed goals, and strong work ethic; and
  • Executive-level project or initiative management skills.

Expectations:

  • Demonstrate sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including those with disabilities.
  • Understand how to work successfully as a team within all levels of the organization and know how to contribute to the mission of the college

Special Demands:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Work primarily in a climate-controlled environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential. Sedentary, sitting, walking, bending, frequent near vision use for reading and computer use; occasional stressful situations and/or situations involving complex interpersonal communication. Some evening responsibilities may be included.

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