Executive Director of College Advancement *OPEN UNTIL FILLED*

Executive Director of College Advancement *OPEN UNTIL FILLED*


Haywood Community College
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
Phone: 828-627-2821

Job Location

Haywood Community College, 185 Freedlander Dr, Clyde, NC  28721


$51,358.00 - $75,431.50 Annually


Full comprehensive benefit package; HCC participates in NC State Health and TSERS pension plans

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, June 21, 2021
Closes: Friday, August 20, 2021

Target Start Date

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

M-F 8:00 am - 4:00 with occassional variances.

Reports to


Employment Type

Full-time staff

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution; demonstrated commitment to education and college mission, demonstrated accountability and teamwork; excellent interpersonal communication skills. Display a high level of ethics, confidentiality and professionalism. A minimum of three years of increasingly responsible fundraising experience. Selected candidate must be familiar with and/or become actively involved with civic, governmental, business/industry, agencies and potential donors residing and operating in Haywood County.  

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree or higher; experience leading a foundation or non-profit organization; experience in post-secondary education; demonstrated success with donor cultivation and planned giving, fundraising strategies, and/or scholarship development. Knowledge of IRS regulations.  Supervisory experience.  Fundraising certification is highly preferred.   

Position Description

Primary Purpose of Position

To provide leadership and overall management of the Haywood Community College Foundation, Inc. in accordance with the stated mission of Haywood Community College and the Foundation. Responsible for the annual fundraising campaign, donor cultivation, solicitation and recognition, scholarship development, special events and campaigns, and alumni relations. Utilize a fully functioning Foundation Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff. Provide oversight of the Foundation’s fiscal records and investments, keeping the Board, President, and donors well informed.

*FT exempt staff; Anticipated hire date 8/1/2021*


Essential Job Duties

           Foundation Leadership:

  1. Assist President in all development activities of the College, including cultivation, procurement, and retention of donors
  2. Work with the President to provide direction and guidance to Chairperson of Foundation Board of Directors
  3. Advise President on all matters relating to Foundation, development activities, and Foundation Board
  4. Serve as chief development officer for the College and serve as agent of the HCC Foundation Board of Directors when negotiating and executing necessary agreements, contracts, or documents
  5. Inform the College Administrative Council and other stakeholder groups of Foundation activities
    Foundation Board Relations:
  6. Provide executive leadership to the HCC Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors
  7. Cultivate leadership of the Chairperson of the Board of Directors and officers; provide orientation to new board members
  8. Maintain positive communication with all Board members and committees
  9. Oversee scheduling of meetings and committee work; maintain records of meetings.
  10. Maintain positive communication with all Board members and committees; inform Board of issues that impact programs or fund raising.
  11. Attend regular board and committee meetings (work with President and Chairs to arrange agendas, physical arrangements, announcements, correspondence, minutes, etc.)
    Fund Raising and Donor Relations:
  12. Develop and implement ongoing fundraising and donor cultivation plans
  13. Conduct annual fundraising campaign and solicitation of gifts including the College Employee Annual Campaign
  14. Cultivate donors: estate planning, endowments, scholarships, restricted/unrestricted, capital projects, etc.
  15. Plan and Implement fund raising events and Foundation activities, and special projects.
  16. Develop and implement ongoing donor relations and stewardship plan
  17. Develop and implement an alumni engagement program
    Administrative and Financial Management:
  18. Prepare and maintain Foundation budgets and accounts
  19. Provide leadership for strategic planning for the HCC Foundation and the overall development activities of the college
  20. Manage donor database, records, and correspondence
  21. Work closely and cooperatively with Foundation Treasurer and the College Vice President of Business Operations to ensure that an a fiscally sound system of accounting for non-profit organizations is in place
  22. Maintain a comprehensive scholarship program in collaboration with Student Services and others.
  23. Provide direction, training and supervision to development staff and volunteers
  24. Collaborate with Grant Development Team on project needs and alignment with fundraising activities
  25. Oversee the college’s mini-grant program
    Community Relations and Volunteer Management:
  26. Market and ensure public awareness of activities of HCC/HCC Foundation, Inc., for all aspects of both the public and college community
  27. Maintain positive relationships with all funding sources (donors, civic groups, business/industry, foundations, governmental agencies, alumni, staff)
  28. Foster positive relations with Haywood Community College employees 
  29. Maintain active role with civic and community agencies through memberships and speaking opportunities
  30. Provide leadership, training and recognition activities for volunteers

Additional Responsibilities

- Other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate and/or necessary by the President
- May drive college-owned vehicles   


How to Apply

The following is necessary for consideration:


  • Official Haywood Community College employment application online found at our jobs page: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/haywoodedu 
  • The application must be complete for consideration - do not reference resume. A resume is suggested but does not take the place of any questions or details that you need to provide in order to be qualified for the position.  Unofficial transcripts must be included for the application process. Most unofficial transcripts can be downloaded from college/university websites. Official transcripts of all secondary education must be submitted to Human Resources within 10 days of any offer of employment. 
  • References may not be current HCC employee. Candidates must provide three professional references with email addresses.  At least one reference must be a current or previous supervisor. 
  • College screening committee is responsible for application review, interviews, and recommends the candidate to HR. Upon completion of the hire process in HR, President approval is required in the hire of a candidate. 
  • HCC is a tobacco free campus

HCC is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sex, age, disability, genetic information and veteran status

Job Post Contact


185 Freedlander Dr

Clyde, NC 28721