Executive Director, Friends of MCC Foundation / Full-time
McHenry County College - Crystal Lake, IL

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Minimum Qualifications*: QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCE):
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in resource development and management of a development office and staff
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution and Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification

Position Description: POSITION SUMMARY: Provide management and leadership in fundraising to Friends of McHenry County College Foundation and college-wide operations. Work closely with the Friends of McHenry County College Foundation Board of Directors to plan and implement fundraising efforts to support College needs. Maintain communication with College offices so as to match fundraising efforts with emerging College needs.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide leadership for the development of a comprehensive College effort designed to position the College to the external public in ways which will maximize fundraising goals and encourage continued private support
  • Manage the Friends of McHenry County College Foundation operations including development of appropriate fundraising strategies to meet College needs; recruitment and orientation of new directors; and management of donor and prospect record keeping systems. The Executive Director will operate the Foundation according to the Foundation charter, bylaws, strategic plan, committee descriptions, as well as goals and objectives established by the Board of Directors and its committees
  • Develop fundraising plans that will include planned gifts, major gifts, alumni relations and fundraising campaigns, appeals, and events
  • Oversee the management and operations of the Alumni Relations and Special Events area
  • Cooperate with the Vice Presidents and Executive Deans to identify emerging College needs and priorities which may require targeted private fundraising efforts
  • Maintain communication within the College which seeks input from faculty, staff, and administrators, and updates the College community on Foundation efforts
  • Develop donor prospects and maintain continuing relations with donors and donor prospects, including donor recognition events and other innovative development programs
  • Coordinate accountability of contributions from the Foundation to the College and, when appropriate, report the use of donor’s funds to the donor
  • Oversee the production of marketing materials that effectively communicate the Foundation’s goals and efforts to the community, including a quarterly newsletter
  • Works with the College’s Resource Development Office to ensure fundraising and grant-writing efforts are handled by the appropriate staff
  • Act as Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, and in this capacity carry out the day-to-day operations of the Foundation, including staff supervision; budget, audit and tax compliance responsibilities and asset management
  • Work collaboratively with others (e.g. colleagues, stakeholders, vendors) to accomplish functions and responsibilities
  • Support and participate in the College’s commitment to continuous improvement and the AQIP process of accreditation through appropriate participation in Action Team activities
  • Assume additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
SKILLS AND SPECIFICATIONS:
  • Present a positive image for the Foundation and College and be comfortable approaching individual, group, and corporate donors requesting their contributions and sponsorships
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven track record in successfully meeting fundraising goals
  • Staff management experience
  • Ability to organize work around broad organizational goals and processes
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment that requires the incumbent to be sensitive to change and responsive to changing goals, priorities, and needs
  • Ability to perform professional-level work dealing with data, people, and technology that relates to administrative, technical, scientific, engineering, accounting, legal, or managerial skills
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and appropriate software
  • Ability to work independently yet have a strong team orientation and develop productive working relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Commitment and respect for diversity
  • Understanding of and commitment to the College mission and goals
  • Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specifications of the position
*Subject to a Criminal Background Check

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Application Required Materials: Qualified applicants must submit all of the following: a fully completed MCC Employment Application form, current resume, copies of Bachelor degree transcripts and, if applicable, copies of higher level degree transcripts.

Review Date/Deadline: Applications are reviewed upon receipt and accepted until the position is filled.

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