To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: The Vice President, Development leads the College and the Foundation in efforts related to private sector resource development to support the College mission and goals. The Vice President serves as Executive Director of the Kirkwood Foundation and is responsible for the organizational development of the Foundation. S/he is primarily responsible for raising private support for the Foundation. The Vice President, Development oversees all College and Foundation fundraising, the scholarship program, the Kirkwood Alumni & Friends program and KCCK-FM, the college public radio station.
UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES:
Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.
As a member of President's Cabinet, participates as part of the College leadership team.
Responsible for creating and implementing an integrated development plan including a cultivation and stewardship plan, alumni and annual giving, major gifts, planned and endowed giving as well as major campaigns.
Oversee scholarship administration.
Developing a sales plan in cooperation with each gifts officer that provides specific financial targets.
Comfortable making an "ask" to any donor and able to provide leadership to the team for making "asks" of donors in their respective portfolios.
Maintains his or her own portfolio of donors.
Responsible for developing and implementing periodic fundraising campaigns to support College goals.
Works closely with the Kirkwood Foundation Board of Directors, most specifically the Board Chair.
Effectively recruits, manages, and develops Kirkwood Foundation staff.
Prudently oversees Kirkwood Foundation investments and manages the financial resources and College budgets.
Responsible for publicizing the work of the Foundation and communicating with donors, board, the College, and the general public.
Represents Kirkwood in a variety of community roles to build community/College relationships.
Serves as the face and leadership for the Kirkwood Foundation.
Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
Perform other related work duties as assigned.
Significant record of progressive fundraising experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
Knowledge of all areas of institutional advancement.
Experience in nonprofit management.
Experience working with a board of directors.
Experience managing staff to accomplish goals.
Persuasive oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills.
A track record of personal integrity.
Experience with technology including Microsoft Office and fundraising software.
Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.
Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.
5-7 years' experience nonprofit leadership.
Prior fundraising experience with a proven track record of success.
PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
Kirkwood Community College declares and affirms that it values and respects diversity and inclusion in all College-sponsored events, all employment practices, and all educational programs and activities. The College will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of persons on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, religion, or disability. Anyone who has questions or complaints should contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, or by phone to (319) 398-5572, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560, Fax: (312) 730-1576, Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.
At Kirkwood Community College, we are focused on success. Whether you are a prospective student or parent, an employer or simply someone who cares about the growth and vitality of eastern Iowa—you have an energetic, committed partner with us at Kirkwood. Since the mid-1960s our graduates have worked, raised families and prospered in this area. More than 70,000 of these grads have applied their academic degrees to work in a host of fields. Tens of thousands more have enjoyed life-enriching experiences through our Continuing Education programs. As our college has grown, so have the tools and facilities to meet the changing needs of our Creative Corridor. A key part of that growth in service is our network of regional centers. Kirkwood employees have long set the standard for innovative talent, visionary spirit and overall excellence in their work. Being part of Kirkwood means being part of a deep commitment to the success of every student, every day.