Executive Director, Bergen Community College Foundation
Bergen Community College
October 2, 2018
Paramus, New Jersey
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Bergen Community College, a large community college in Northern Jersey with a diverse student body, has a leadership opportunity for an Executive Director of its Foundation. The Executive Director oversees the Bergen Community College Foundation, setting strategic vision and serving as the College’s primary fundraiser with emphasis upon major gifts. The position manages and oversees all Foundation operations including development, board relations, special events, alumni relations and the formulation of strategic plans. The person is responsible for designing, planning and implementing a gifts plan that strengthens Bergen Community College's donor base, and proactively builds the donor pipeline. The Executive Director will assure that the Foundation’s strategic objectives are met through robust assessment and review practices. This position reports to the President, works collaboratively with the Chair, Foundation Board of Directors, and serves as a liaison in response to all Foundation related inquiries.
Bachelor's degree with five years of fundraising or related work experience, preferably at an educational institution; or a Master’s degree with three years of experience.
Knowledge and experience in the nature and dimensions of philanthropy, motivations for giving, research and cultivation practices, standard fundraising techniques, including face-to-face solicitation, gift processing, prospect and donor histories and fundraising reporting.
Proven record in meeting fundraising goals, including demonstrated experience with donor solicitation and cultivation, caseload management and securing major, high-value gifts.
Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills with demonstrated ability to create, implement and monitor complex plans and translate those plans into goals and concrete strategies.
Proven ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously with a high level of independence and initiative and significant inter and cross department collaboration and support.
Excellent presentation skills with the ability to serve as an advocate/spokesperson for Bergen Community College and successfully tailor communications to diverse audiences.
Exceptional skills and experience with products such as Raiser's Edge (client relationships’ software) and Prospect Research platform.
Knowledge of local, state and federal laws governing fund-raising and taxation.
Must have a valid driver's license and be able to work a flexible schedule that includes local travel; occasional out of state travel required.
Application materials will be accepted until position is filled. All interested candidates should send a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, salary requirements, official transcripts, and 3-5 donor references with current contact information. Send materials with the job code EXEC-FOUNDATION in the subject line by email to email@example.com.
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About Bergen Community College
Founded in 1965 to satisfy the region’s need for a convenient, affordable and comprehensive higher education destination, Bergen Community College now enrolls nearly 17,000 students in its academic degree programs. The College’s three sites in Paramus (main campus), Hackensack (Ciarco Learning Center) and Lyndhurst (Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands) serve more than 32,000 students in degree, continuing education and adult education programs.
Upon graduation, students not only utilize the statewide transfer agreement to attend New Jersey’s four-year schools, but use Bergen’s reputation as a top community college to propel them to institutions nationwide. Other students enter careers with the skills they need in order to succeed.
The College boasts an accomplished faculty, cutting-edge facilities and opportunities for cultural awareness, civic engagement and service-learning.
Bergen maintains accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
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