Director, College Advancement / Executive Director, LCSC Foundation

Director of College Advancement / Executive Director for LCSC Foundation

Position Summary:

The Director of College Advancement and Executive Director of the College Foundation is responsible for executing the college's advancement program. The Director supervises staff and oversees all major areas of development including Comprehensive Capital Campaigns, Annual Giving, LCSC Foundation, Corporate Giving, Donor Relations, Planned Giving, including gift annuities and trusts, Major Gifts., and Alumni Relations. The Director serves on the President's Cabinet and Council and advises on strategic direction and policy decisions. 

The following positions report to the Director of College Advancement and Executive Director of the College Foundation:

  • Director of the Center for Arts and History
  • Advancement Services Manager
  • Alumni Director/CAH admin support (dual report to CAH Director)

Essential Duties, Tasks, Responsibilities:

  • Work with President to develop strategic goals and annual operational strategies to maximize gifts and commitments from alumni, parents, friends, corporate sponsors and foundations, with an emphasis on major gifts, including wills, gift annuities, and trusts.
  • Research and seek grant opportunities, including writing and/or overseeing grant pursuits.
  • Cultivate and maintain collaborative working relationships with the Director of Athletics, Media Relations and the Foundation leadership, and other academic and administrative department heads and community members.
  • Coordinate, research, and conduct solicitations of alumni, friends, parents, and top individual prospects and major foundations/corporations. Plan and oversee major cultivation events and activities.
  •  Participate in the President’s Cabinet and Council. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience in the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts required.
  • Good listening, communications, public speaking, and problem-solving skills required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in related field from accredited college or university.
  • Experience in fundraising, institutional development and pursuit of grants with a demonstrated record of success.
  • Demonstrated experience in marketing, staff and budget management and working directly with volunteers and donors is essential.
  • Must place a high priority on developing person-to-person relationships with major donors, prospects and key volunteers.
  • Must be able to clearly and persuasively articulate the mission of the college to constituents and have the ability to motivate potential donors to support the college.
  • Must be comfortable working with individuals at the highest levels at the college, as well as those who have high profile positions of responsibility in business, industry, government and the community at large.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A doctorate degree in related field.
  • Knowledge of planned giving (estates, wills, charitable renewable trusts, stocks, gift annuities and trusts, and endowments) and related tax regulations.
  • Experience leading capital campaigns.

Application deadline: Open until filled; application review to begin August 23, 2021