Director, Foundation

Director, Foundation


Robeson Community College
5160 Fayetteville Road
Lumberton, NC 28360
Phone: 910-272-3700

Job Location

RCC Main Campus


The salary will be determined in accordance with RCC’s Salary Plan and the applicants’ education and work experience. Salary is commensurate with education and work experience.


State of NC Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, May 14, 2021
Closes: Friday, June 18, 2021

Target Start Date

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

8-5 Monday -Thursday and 8-3 Friday

Reports to

Assistant Vice President for Grants and Foundation

Employment Type

Full Time - 12 months

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in marketing/business/public relations or other related discipline.  A minimum of three years of increasingly responsible fundraising experience.  Hold a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential, or willingness to obtain it within two years of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree with five plus years of experience working in higher education or a non-profit advancement department with a track record of effective leadership, relationship building, growth of gifts, and funds with increasing responsibilities.

Position Description

The Director is the chief development officer reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Grants and Foundation and to the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Foundation.  The Director is responsible for leading and strengthening a comprehensive fundraising program in support of the Foundation’s mission and goals.  Specific emphasis is focused on annual giving, major giving, grants and fundraising events. Serve as the principal designer of the Foundation’s fundraising programs and activities and provide its primary leadership.

  • Develop and maintain a five-year strategic plan for the Foundation in conjunction with the Foundation Board.
  • Develop annual measurable objectives in the areas of giving, special events, capital projects and campaign donations to support reaching the five-year strategic plan goals.
  • Conduct research to identify donor prospects and be responsible for a program of relationship development, solicitation and stewardship activities.
  • Manage the Foundation’s scholarships, grant and project awards, expenditures and reporting in accordance with donor wishes.
  • Oversees multi-faceted programs for alumni, students, and friends that increase good will and positive relationships with the College.
  • Works with external vendors and internal staff to create and coordinate annual golf tournament, campus fund drive, and other related projects to meet the fund-raising objectives of the department.
  • Serve as the Foundation’s primary advocate and spokesperson in the local and regional community, and, therefore, increase awareness, understanding and appreciation of the Foundation.
  • Prepare and manage an annual operating and capital budget in conjunction with the Foundation Board.
  • Effectively and efficiently manage staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice President for Grants and Foundation and the President.

How to Apply

Candidates for the position should apply online at and submit a Professional Resume, a photocopy of Official Transcripts, and any other supporting documentation related to the qualification requirements. Robeson Community College reserves the right to perform consumer background checks on applicants who are considered for employment and the College may administer personality profile testing as part of the selection process.

Human Resources

Robeson Community College

P. O. Box 1420 Lumberton, NC 28358 910.272.3537

Job Post Contact

Robeson Community College

PO Box 1420

Lumberton, NC 28359