JOB TITLE: Chief Executive Officer of the
Umpqua Community College Foundation
DEPARTMENT: Office of the President
RESPONSIBLE TO: College President
The Douglas County community through UCC is building upon 50 plus
years of rich academic experiences and lives changed through higher
education. We are a student-centered, positive working environment
that thrives on innovation. We are committed to ensuring that
everyone who interacts with our campus feels included, valued, and
inspired to fulfill our mission to transform lives and enrich
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Umpqua Community College
(UCC) Foundation is a dynamic and collaborative leader who is
unfailingly positive and creative in the work of supporting
fundraising and friend-raising on campus, in the local community
and beyond! The new CEO should be a relentless supporter of
students, a persistent partner with community stakeholders and
someone who wants to bring a sense of fun and friendship to their
role. The CEO works closely with the UCC Foundation Board and
leadership of the college to ensure direct impact on the lives of
students at UCC.
The UCC Foundation CEO must have a laser focus on the community and
be excited to raise awareness and support for the college by
meetings and greeting, creating social media buzz and urgency and
bringing people into the UCC story. You’ll need to be a social
animal and a creative thinker in order to fit in with our energetic
and enthusiastic board.
If you have an interest in coming to work every day to invest in
the future, support transformational experiences for students and
support an economically and culturally thriving community, we want
to see your application. We have the very best students and our
team is looking for the very best colleague to help reach its
goals. Bring your energy and your excitement for student success to
The Executive Director of the Umpqua Community College (UCC)
Foundation oversees the operations, fiscal management, and
fundraising of the UCC Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization separate from the College. This position works closely
with a volunteer board to support the College's strategic mission,
vision, and goals. Areas of oversight include UCC Foundation
fundraising; budget planning and management; scholarship funds;
donor relations and stewardship; major gifts development; and
compliance with state, federal, and nonprofit organization laws and
financial requirements. This College employee position reports
directly to the UCC President.
Visionary and collaborative leader
- Casts a clear and inspiring vision for the work of the UCC
- Represents the UCC Foundation and larger college by being
active and visible in the community and by working closely with
other professional, civic, and private organizations with
professionalism, positivity and an innovative spirit.
- Works closely with college leadership to ensure that the
foundation works alongside the college in creating success for the
college and all stakeholders.
- Working closely with the board, creates priorities for the work
of the foundation and analyzes outcomes with an eye to continuous
- Supports, guides and grows the capacity of the foundation board
and foundation employees.
Fundraising, friend-raising and community
- Partners relentlessly with community groups, funders and
stakeholders in service to UCC students.
- Works with the UCC Foundation Board and College leadership
to create, implement, and annually assess a development and
fundraising plan aligned with the College's mission, vision, and
- Develops and implements innovative approaches to cultivation,
solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts and leadership
- Leads and manages all fundraising and friend-raising
activities, initiatives, and strategies; cultivates, solicits,
and stewards donors, including individuals, corporations, and
foundations; in consultation with the College President and
UCC Foundation Board, identify and achieve annual fundraising
goals and objectives.
- Oversees recognition events, scholarship awards, and
- Prepares an annual development report that includes reporting
on endowments, gifts, annual fundraising, scholarship awards, other
awards, and recognition and fundraising events.
General Foundation Management
- Manages UCC Foundation operations in accordance with state and
- Supervises, develops, and evaluates direct reports.
- Prepares and oversees the UCC Foundation's annual budget;
aligns the budget with strategic priorities and College goals;
authorizes expenditures, tracks individual funds; ensures accurate
and timely collection of reporting data related to Foundation
activities; maintains fiscal control and accountability; signs all
notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into
and on behalf of the UCC Foundation.
- Maintains up-to-date knowledge on fundraising and stewardship
best practices, upholding professional development standards
and current trainings.
- Manages activities of independent 501c3 holding company.
- Manages and develops employees/talent at the UCC
- Participates as an active, engaged, and collaborative member of
the UCC Leadership Team.
- Other duties as assigned by the UCC Foundation Board and
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
- Hearing voice conversation, sitting, standing, walking, and
keyboarding occur in this job daily.
- Duties are performed with frequent interruptions and/or
distractions with fluctuating workload and work schedule.
- Bending, climbing a 3-step ladder, color identification,
gripping hands & fingers,
kneeling, lifting/carrying 0-50 pounds, standing long periods, stooping, twisting body, and noisy work area occur
regularly but not daily.
- The applicant is required to be able to perform these
tasks/movements with or without reasonable accommodations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Positive mindset, sense of humor, strategic thinker, and
- Ability to establish and maintain effective and trusting
working relationships with the general
public, donors, college administrators, managers, faculty, staff, students, vendors and contractors in
a diverse, multicultural, and multi-ethnic educational
- Demonstrated performance in fundraising management and best
practices, including planned gift vehicles, charitable
remainder trusts, annuities, and real estate transactions.
- Demonstrated knowledge of planning and executing a gifts
- Demonstrated knowledge of complex operational and
organizational budget management. Demonstrated understanding
of fiduciary duty, legal requirements, and
ethical responsibilities of working with donor funds.
- Ability to make public presentations in a dynamic and
- Ability to interpret and apply laws, policies, and
- Proficient skill in operating a wide range of technologies
including computers, multi- function printers, and various types of
- Ability to organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines while
leading and managing multiple projects.
- A minimum of five (5) years professional related experience
associated with fundraising, donor relations, grants writing
and/or management, etc., preferably in higher education.
- A minimum of three (3) years of personnel management,
supervision and development.
- A track record of relentless partnership and community
- A track record of effective friend-raising and fundraising
campaigns and events
- Excitement for the mission of the college and the success of
our amazing students, faculty and staff.