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Executive Director of Institutional Advancement (Richland)

Job Scope: The Executive Director of Institutional Advancement acts as the chief fundraising officer of the College and has oversight for functions that advance the College, including the Foundation. This position provides leadership and support for the Foundation and oversees fundraising and development efforts that are aligned with the College’s strategic plan. Establish and maintain positive relations with the Foundation board, alumni, donors, and the public. Act as a government relations liaison for the President’s office.  

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  1. Provide leadership and strategic direction for the College's Advancement Office including collaboration with the President’s office staff and oversight of the operations, budget and systems that support efficient and effective use of resources.
  2. Provide strategic guidance and leadership for all annual, campus and capital campaigns as well as special events designed to secure donations, expand community support and build endowment funding for the College.
  3. Secure major financial gifts for the College, including planned giving and bequests, naming opportunities, sponsorships and in-kind contributions to support student scholarships, College programming, and College initiatives.
  4. Lead the planning and execution of Foundation events.
  5. Provide leadership and support for the Foundation Board and all committees of the Board.
  6. Collaborate with the Financial Aid Office to administer scholarships funded through individual endowments and/or grants.
  7. Build goodwill in the community, recognize donors and assist the President in cultivating potential major donors.
  8. Ensure that external audiences are cultivated to enhance the College's visibility and reputation locally, statewide and nationally.
  9. Attend and network through a variety of College and community events such as conferences, receptions, cultural events, productions, etc. and engage with civic organizations and professional associations that will advance the College.
  10. Monitor state and local legislation actions and assess College impact. Serve as a communications conduit between the President and legislative offices.

 Direct Reports: None

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Human Relations, Communications, Finance or related field is required. 

Experience & Knowledge:  A minimum of five years of leadership experience in a non-profit or fundraising organization is required. Experience with Board and donor relations, cultivation, major gift solicitation, on-line giving, and planned giving also required.

Professional experience within a community college or university setting is preferred.  Demonstrated capacity to interact with governmental, community, and non-profit leaders in a collaborative and team-oriented management style.

Computer Skills:  MS Office and ability to learn College- specific programs.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: State Police Criminal Background Clearance, Driver’s License

Physical Demands: Must be able to talk, hear and operate a computer.  Occasional lifting up to 10 lbs. Ability to drive and attend various functions and meetings.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment: Typical office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level.

To APPLY:  Click here for the Employment Application.  To ensure full consideration, you must submit your application’ online by 4:00 PM on Friday, October 6; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Upon completion of an employment application, you will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for full consideration:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

Please note that reference to a resume may not be substituted for a fully completed employment application. Please do not fax or mail any documentation. Official College transcripts are required prior to hire.

The College does not offer relocation assistance at this time.

BENEFITS: The College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage to full-time employees and their dependents.  Benefits package also includes short-term/long-term disability, retirement, life insurance, generous paid time off and 11 paid holidays. 

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must obtain all background clearances as may be required by Pennsylvania Act 153.  Please refer to our Pre-Employment Background Check Information page for more detailed information.

At this time, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College cannot sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  Pennsylvania Highlands Community College promotes a drug-free workplace. 

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.