Executive Director for the Foundation and Institutional Advancement

Executive Director for the Foundation and Institutional Advancement


Fayetteville Technical Community College
2201 Hull Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: 910-678-8400


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Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Closes: Thursday, January 2, 2020

Target Start Date

Monday, March 2, 2020

Expected Work Hours

Full Time

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in finance, accounting, business, or a related field or comparable work experience.

Five years of increasingly responsible experience in non-profit organization(s) with asset development, operating revenue development, and planned giving programs. Previous experience interacting with CEOs, Presidents, and other senior executives and administrators.

Preferred Qualifications


A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university is preferred.

Position Description

Announcement Summary

Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) is seeking qualified applicants for the exempt position of Executive Director for the Foundation and Institutional Advancement. The Executive Director is the chief development officer reporting directly to the President, providing executive level support to the Foundation Directors, and the Foundation office staff. The Executive Director is responsible for leading and strengthening a comprehensive fundraising program in support of the College’s mission and the Foundation’s short and long-range goals. Specific emphasis is focused on annual giving, major giving, planned giving, grants, and fundraising events. The Executive Director will build greater understanding and support for the College students and the Foundation’s mission, vision, and goals. As a member of the College’s senior executive-level team, the Executive Director exhibits an entrepreneurial spirit and stewardship mindset necessary to grow the Foundation’s assets, operating revenue, and endowed scholarships. The Executive Director supervises, develops, and inspires para-professional and administrative staff responsible for maintaining the Foundation’s administrative and financial records. The position requires an energetic self-starter who is able to work independently and is eager to join a collegial team that is strongly energized to expand the Foundation’s assets financially supporting students, faculty, and staff. The primary responsibility of the Executive Director is to steadily increase philanthropy and major gift giving through cultivation of strong relationships with local, regional, and national donors, and implement strategies that will energize those business executives, community members, faculty, and staff to financially support the College, our students, and our faculty and staff. The Executive Director, in collaboration with the President’s senior leadership team, will research, identify and apply for available grant funding to increase the assets of the Foundation.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Develop, in collaboration with the Foundation Directors a five-year plan to increase the Foundation’s assets, operating revenue, and endowed scholarships.

Develop annual measurable objectives in the areas of annual giving, special events, campaign donations, planned giving, and grant awards to support reaching the five-year plan to increase assets.

Serve as the President’s and Foundation Director’s primary advocate and spokesperson in the local, regional and national communities to increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the Foundation, the College, student body, and our Faculty/Staff.

Actively participate in community events and activities and other endeavors to remain integrated into the community, philanthropy circles, and the many post-secondary educational networks.

Recommend policy change improvements and oversee compliance with existing policies and procedures related to the management of an effective and professional fundraising program.

Ensure that donor directives and desires are consistently upheld and that all donor records and files are maintained at or above financial audit standards, kept confidential, and are protected on paper and/or in electronic data files.

Serve as the principal architect of the Foundation’s fundraising programs and activities and provide primary leadership to supporting staff during implementation and evaluation phases of the program.

Develop and manage focused strategies to build-in synchronization of efforts by key partners, including but not limited to, the President, Foundation Directors, Faculty and Staff, and community leaders, residents, and volunteers. Provide periodic feedback reports to key partners related to their success in building the Foundation’s assets and financial resources.

Research and remain aware of available grant opportunities responding with award-winning proposals in a timely manner to steadily increase grant funding from year to year.

Conduct research to identify major donor prospects and obtain information concerning their financial capacity, special interests, and past history and their current connection with the College.

Upon analysis of the research data collected, reach out to the prospective donor prospects for pledges or direct giving, in such a way as to leave them energized to act in support of the Foundation’s mission.

Develop and strengthen a program of planned giving through personal contacts, seminars, brochures, newsletters, etc., to reach asset and revenue goals.

Develop and oversee all Foundation communications and messaging.

Write news releases and editorials, in collaboration with the Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations, to communicate the successes of students who benefitted from the Foundation’s financial support as they pursued their educational goals, dreams and aspirations.

In collaboration with the President and Foundation Board Chair, coordinate meetings, prepare agendas, and other documentation required for meeting notebooks, and other records and reports, as requested by the President or Directors.

Plan, coordinate and administer Foundation Scholarships and the FTCC Ambassador Program in direct coordination with the Associate Vice President of Student Services or his/her designee.

Perform other duties as assigned.

How to Apply


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