Executive Director, Foundation

Executive Director, Foundation


College of The Albemarle
1208 North Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Phone: 252-335-0821

Job Location

Elizabeth City, NC


$4,944.00 - $6,180.00 Monthly


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Closes: Friday, October 15, 2021

Target Start Date

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

College President

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Three years professional work experience in fundraising, planned giving, managing a public relations function in a public sector or non-profit organization.
  • Experience preparing and managing operational budgets.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in using various computer software, including word processing and desktop publishing.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, business administration or related field from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Five years professional experience in managing a development, public relations functions in a public sector or non-profit organization.
  • Experience with Raiser's Edge donor database.

Position Description

**Open until filled** 

FLSA: Professional - Exempt

Salary is based on experience.

The role of the Executive Director, Foundation, with guidance from the College President and Foundation Board of Directors, is to direct, coordinate, evaluate and improve the college's efforts related to fundraising for scholarships, capital and program needs, and other college support. In addition, the Executive Director, Foundation will work collaboratively with the President and other college staff to develop and mature effective community partnerships.

The Executive Director, Foundation will exercise supervision over Foundation Development Assistant/Database Manager.

The Executive Director, Foundation and Development is supervised by the President.


 Examples of Duties:
-- Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides dynamic leadership, vision and strategic direction for the fundraising, alumni relations, external relations, events coordination for the College and the Foundation.
  • Develops and executes a multi-platform business development plan, providing strong leadership in the cultivation of a robust fundraising strategy including leveraging gifts, corporate and foundation support, capital campaigns, leadership of the annual fund, events and planned giving components.
  • Advocates for the seven county service area of the College and for developing innovative, entrepreneurial and strategic initiatives to support the teaching, learning and training needs, as well as, managing potential funding sources.
  • Develops community relationships which will strengthen the annual giving campaign, endowments and major gifts which will strategically provide scholarships, unrestricted gifts and priority commitments that enhance teaching, learning, professional development and capital improvement projects.
  • Plans, coordinates and executes the College's resource development activities including the COA CARES Fund, planned gifts, major gifts, capital campaigns and grant development; builds and maintains relations with donors and potential donors, coordinates stewardship responsibilities including timely acknowledgement of contributions and appropriate follow up with donors; maintains donor software system, the alumni database and foundation records; identifies (new) priorities, relationships, ways to enhance college investments and sources of funds for fundraising efforts.
  • Works collaboratively with the President's Leadership Team of the College to meet institutional objectives and to develop broad campus-wide coordination and collaboration of educational and training opportunities for our students and our communities. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial, creative, innovative, strategic thinker, with exceptional communication and leadership skills, who can motivate and mentor staff and engage others at the College as we Transform the Tomorrows of our students and the seven counties we serve in northeastern North Carolina.
  • Organizes and coordinates a variety of college special events including, but not limited to, the following:  Annual Events; Faculty/Staff Campaign; Alumni Events/Alumni Relations Materials; Direct Mail Campaign; Scholarship Luncheon; Faculty/Staff Awards Day; and Stewardship Functions.
  • Develops departmental budgets for the Foundation; monitors expenses, manage fiscal reconciliations and the systematic evaluation of expenditures through assessment of outcomes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Post Contact

JaQuay Sutton

Human Resources Generalist

252-335-0821 ext. 2388