Foundation Director

Foundation Director


Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
1333 Jake Alexander Boulevard South
Salisbury, NC 28146
Phone: 704-216-7222

Job Location

Salisbury, NC


$66,014 - $85,817


State of NC

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Closes: Monday, May 31, 2021

Target Start Date

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum four years of directly related experience in fund development or related field

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s or higher Degree in fundraising/non-profit management, marketing, communications, business or related area
• Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) accreditation

Position Description

Reporting to the Chief Officer of Governance, Advancement & Community Relations, the Foundation Director is responsible for managing and updating fundraising systems and all financial operations including oversight and execution of the Foundation’s strategic fund development plan, audit standards, financial expenditures and reporting. The Foundation Director plans, coordinates, and implements the foundation/development function in coordination with the President, Chief Officer of Advancement and other key college constituents. The Foundation Director also oversees the annual fund, donor relationship management and events to achieve fundraising targets, generating revenue from individuals, grantors, government, organizations and businesses.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

• Demonstrated fundraising success from diverse funding sources
• Established knowledge of fundraising principles, practices and methodology
• Exceptional communication and influencing skills; persuasive, credible and polished communicator both written and verbal
• Self-starter with a proven ability to meet and complete multiple tasks, meet deadlines
• Experience with board and staff management, engagement and development
• Writing proposals and reports; interpreting complex gift guidelines
• Subscribe to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) Code of Ethical Standards
• Ability and proficiency to create accurate data reports
• CRM and data management software expertise
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Power Point and Excel
• Willingness and ability to work varied hours, including some nights and weekends

Duties & Responsibilities: 

• Lead and appropriately collaborate with others in prospect and donor research, identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and retention processes.

• Develop and deliver a clear, compelling case for support for the college and appropriate projects.

• Engage in and create networking opportunities and community engagement involvement that will create a greater awareness of the College/Foundation, including detailed and strategic calendar management in alignment with the schedules of the President, Chief Officer and donor(s).

• Identify funding opportunities and connect donors to giving initiatives which fulfill their giving priorities.

• Coordinate and systematize donor outreach and stewardship strategies which strengthen donor relationships.

• Promote the College to donors, charitable foundations, corporations, State and Federal agencies, and/or other applicable organizations via collaborations and partnerships.

• Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that events, marketing pieces, calendar planning and other initiatives include their input and approval.

• Develop and implement best practice systems, leveraging staff, board and volunteers to meet fundraising objectives.

• Develop and implement best practice systems, leveraging staff, board and volunteers to meet fundraising objectives.

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