Lee College is seeking a visionary leader that will be responsible for the proactive identification, solicitation, and stewardship of foundation, government, and other institutional funders. The Executive Director will serve as a key team member and an active participant in establishing the infrastructure and overall planning, development, and management of the College’s relationships with individual donors and organizations, as well as leaders and community influencers. In collaboration with college and Foundation Board leadership, the Executive Director will plan, organize, and implement programs to continue and expand the success of resource development initiatives, including, but not limited to, the Lee College Foundation, donor relations, alumni development, annual campaigns, major and planned gifts, foundation and corporate gifts, federal funding, and stewardship. Leading candidates will be excellent communicators who are skilled in planning, management, and staff development.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Oversee the operations of the Resource Development department, as well as the Lee College Foundation.
Establish and administer policies and procedures that maintain the highest level of stewardship in overseeing the acceptance and expenditure of donations to the Resource Development department and the Lee College Foundation.
Participate in/facilitate the development of goals and objectives for the department and the Foundation by advising and making recommendations to the President and Foundation Board of Directors.
Coordinate Resource Development and Foundation activities with college staff to ensure efforts and projects are concentrated in areas of greatest need and interests.
Oversee all financial responsibilities and fiduciary management of Foundation assets to include oversight of all investments. Manage the budget of the Foundation. Prepare financials reports as necessary.
Oversee scholarship distribution and emergency assistance programs.
Facilitate the recruitment and orientation of new Foundation Board members, using coaching and mentoring skills to develop fundraising and donor relationship skill sets among existing and new Board members.
Identify and develop corporate and college partnerships for major grant initiatives and campaigns.
Monitor institutional grant submissions, awards, and compliance. Assist when necessary.
Additional duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Manage staff and multiple responsibilities and projects, including capital campaigns, an annual fund, major gifts, alumni relations, federal and state grants, a comprehensive program of estate and planned gifts, corporate and foundation fundraising, and the management of volunteers.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Excellent college benefits accrue with this full-time position. This is a security sensitive position.
Lee College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or veteran status.