Executive Director Saints Foundation

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Shawnee Community College


Under the direction of the College President and the Saints Foundation Board, the Executive Director must use significant vision for the development, implementation and evaluation of a broad range of processes related to resource development, including Saints Foundation income and investments, scholarships, special events, director development, Board development, and alumni engagement. Supports a wide range of complex programs, projects, and operations to work as part of a leadership team to further the goals of Shawnee Community College. Individual should be able to work flexible hours as needed.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties as assigned.

  • Work closely with the Saints Foundation Board of Directors, and the College’s Administration to establish a clear and ambitious strategic plan that includes: fundraising goals, funding priorities, fundraising activities (e.g. special events, capital fund drive, annual fund drive), special programs (e.g. athletics, scholarship receptions, giving event kickoffs), and fund development strategies (e.g. corporate sponsorships, planned giving, major gifts, endowments, employee giving, gifts of insurance policies, bequests, real estate, etc.).
  • Create and implements fundraising and advancement policy and procedures and ensures College employees are educated on fundraising techniques and expectations.
  • Create an alumni association and implement innovative programming to strengthen alumni connections with the College.
  • Implement and foster comprehensive fundraising programming, which include capital campaigns, alumni outreach, employee outreach, planned giving and estate giving.
  • Work closely with the Saints Board to reach fundraising goals, by engaging the Board in all fundraising
    activities and identify any new individual or corporate funding prospects.
  • Strengthen donor relationships through identification, cultivation, and stewardship activities as well as implement donor recognition programs.
  • Develop and prepare:
    • An annual Saints Foundation budget for any assigned functional areas that connects to the College budget and strategic initiatives.
    • Monitor and authorize expenditures in accordance with established guidelines by analyzing and reviewing budgetary and financial data while ensuring legal and regulatory compliance in all areas of Foundation operations.
    • Any contract or annual performance report with Saints Foundation Board approval.
    • Grants aimed at increasing Foundation and College resources.
  • Improve Saints Foundation Board’s ability to lead the organization by recruiting, orienting, and training newly appointed Directors and provide professional development opportunities for the Board.
  • Develop and implement strategic alliances/partnerships with business, corporate and social agencies that advance the College and Foundation.
  • Communicate with public and news media on behalf of the Foundation and ensure all branding complies with the College’s marketing guidelines.
  • Participate in community engagement activities (e.g. civic organizations, chambers of commerce, service clubs, etc.), within and outside of the College’s District, for the purpose of involving the community with the College’s mission.



Executive Assistant



Required: Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree, or four years of progressive administration experience with proven accomplishments in the areas of responsibilities indicated.

Preferred: Fundraising with higher education experience.



Exceptional oral and written communication skills; must have excellent computer skills with advanced knowledge of Excel, Word, and Acrobat; experience using CRM software; strong telephone skills; experience and ability to work effectively with the public in highly stressful situations; ability to execute an annual fund drive, capital campaign, solicit major gifts and identify and steward donors and work with volunteers, ability to make sound decisions in accordance with college policy, rules, regulations, and departmental policies; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, students, and with the public.

  • Writing: Ability to prepare business communications, summaries, and reports, using prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, and style.
  • Reading: Ability to read and understand mail addresses, business communications, newsletters, procedural manuals, dictionaries, and thesauruses.
  • Speaking: Ability to participate in team discussions and committee meetings. Ability to communicate over the telephone, giving appropriate responses and using a well-modulated voice and understandable English.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS 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.

  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Lifting items up to 20 pounds in weight.
  • Repetitive Motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.