Executive Director of the Foundation

Executive Director of the Foundation


Brunswick Community College
50 College Road
Bolivia, NC 28422
Phone: 800-754-1050

Job Location

Brunswick Community College

50 College Road NE

Bolivia, NC  28422


Commensurate with education and experience.



Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Closes: Monday, October 24, 2022

Target Start Date

Monday, October 24, 2022

Expected Work Hours

Full time

Reports to

College President

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field
  • Three years’ professional experience in resource development, non-profit fundraising, and/or higher education

Preferred Qualifications

Working with a fast paced Community College.

Position Description

General Function:

Under the supervision of the College President, the Executive Director is responsible for implementing the mission of the Foundation to raise funds on behalf of the College, which assures open access to higher education for all prospective students and enhances the campus community by supporting the identified needs of the College. The Executive Director provides overall supervisory responsibility for all phases of resource development including donor discovery, cultivation, solicitation, recognition, and stewardship. With the support and collaboration of the Foundation Board of Directors, Foundation Staff, and College leadership, the Executive Director will manage a comprehensive strategic plan for increasing donor engagement and financial contributions through annual giving campaigns, major giving initiatives, planned giving opportunities, and special events.

Essential Duties:


  • Provide leadership for the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the Foundation to involve identification of donor segments, increase engagement, and secure gifts in alignment with the College’s priorities and the donors’ wishes
  • Coordinate plans and facilitate execution of annual giving campaigns, capital campaigns, legacy giving programs, and the establishment and renewal of scholarship commitments
  • Establish strategies for new donor acquisition and continuous cultivation of existing donors to ensure long-term donor retention
  • Foster positive relationships with Brunswick Community College stakeholders including faculty, staff, students, and Board of Trustees


  • Build relationships with local organizations, businesses, and individuals to promote both financial giving opportunities and to create community advocates on behalf of the Foundation
  • Deliver presentations to community organizations on behalf of the Foundation providing information and highlighting the impact that scholarships and other forms of support have on BCC students
  • Participate in community and social events both on and off campus that promote the College and cultivate relationships leading to philanthropic giving to the Foundation


  • Facilitate Foundation Board of Directors meetings and committee meetings by providing logistical arrangements, agendas, minutes, and other supplemental materials
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Resource Development Committee of the Foundation Board of Directors
  • Coordinate a comprehensive scholarship program to include processing applications and awarding Curriculum, Continuing Education/Workforce Development, and Emergency Scholarships
  • Manage the use of an effective donor database to record gifts, enhance donor communication and reporting, and provide regular reports to College leadership, the Foundation Board of Directors, and the College Board of Trustees
  • Maintain written policies and procedures for the College’s Policy Manual that are relative to the Foundation in conjunction with the President’s Office
  • Oversee the Foundation’s financial processes, investment portfolio, and all other financial assets including the unrestricted operational budget

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field
  • Three years’ professional experience in resource development, non-profit fundraising, and/or higher education

Other Relevant Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Demonstrates understanding of donor database systems
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills possessing a high degree of discretion, judgement, tact, and poise
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees, Foundation Board Members, donors and community members
  • Ability to work additional hours, including evenings and weekends as needed, due to special events and meetings
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial statements, investment practices, and policies governing non-profit organizations
  • Customer service-focused, organized, and with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and provide timely follow-up
  • Ability to work independently as well as to network, direct, and motivate others

Working Conditions:  Office Environment

How to Apply

A completed and signed Brunswick Community College application, a letter stating your qualifications related to the position requirements, skills and abilities, unofficial transcripts, and resume are preferred for most positions.

Applications can be found online at http://www.brunswickcc.edu/contact/employment-opportunities/  Applicants should send all documents and inquiries to any of the following if unable to apply online:


Human Resources, Brunswick Community College

PO Box 30

Supply, NC, 28462


Fax (910) 754-8229

Telephone: (910) 755-7300

BCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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