Director of Development (*Restricted)
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the second largest
community college in the United States and the largest public
educational institution in Virginia. NOVA has more than 71,000
students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. As one of the most
internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a
student body consisting of individuals from more than 180
countries, NOVA is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and
equitable Virginia by fostering excellence in higher education. As
an Achieving the Dream “Leader College,” NOVA is committed to the
principles of access, opportunity, student success, and excellence
by meeting the educational and training needs of the region and its
people with excellent and affordable courses and programs, offered
by an inspired and committed diverse faculty and support staff.
With six unique locations throughout our region, each
conveniently located within 40 miles of Washington D.C, we have
Northern Virginia covered. NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is located
seven miles from the nation’s capital, just across the Potomac
River from Washington DC; the Annandale Campus, with its urban feel
and suburban appeal, is ranked as the most diverse in Virginia and
boasts a thriving Koreatown; the Loudoun Campus is
located in a comfortable suburb steeped in colonial history; the
Manassas Campus is located next to Manassas Battlefield Park, site
of the first major battle of the Civil War; the Woodbridge Campus is home to
municipal parks, state parks, and national wildlife refuges; and
the Medical Education Campus, located in
Springfield, is a uniquely specialized campus that stands apart
from what most community colleges can offer, with the area boasting
an abundance of hiking and biking trails, and parks with nature and
NOVA offers an opportunity to make a difference with outstanding
career opportunities and competitive total rewards benefits,
including a comprehensive health and dental insurance program,
generous paid leave, deferred compensation plans, paid parental
leave, state employee discounts, and a solid and secure retirement
system. NOVA embraces opportunities to create a college community
that is a welcoming and inclusive place to learn and work. We do
this by fostering a sense of belonging and ensuring equity while
maintaining an open, civil, and safe environment for our students,
faculty, staff, and guests. In so doing, NOVA fulfills its mission
to offer world-class teaching and learning to the Commonwealth of
The security of our students, faculty, and staff is
very important at
NOVA. Please take a moment to
NOVA’s Annual Security Reports.
The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director of
the NOVA Foundation and is primarily responsible for building solid
and sustainable philanthropic support for the NOVA Foundation. The
Director provides a strategic fundraising vision and subsequently
leads and implements all philanthropic functions. The Director
has responsibility for the development, administration and
management of the annual fund, planned gifts program, events,
corporate and foundation partnerships, and fundraising campaigns.
The Director also responds to Foundation needs by engaging in
special projects at the direction of the Executive
*This position is restricted and is funded with non-continuous or
non-recurring funding, and is subject to continuation based on
fiscal year funds and the needs of the College.
- Demonstrated experience managing the Board and CEO fundraising
- Demonstrated and quantifiable success in moves management for
five-figure plus major gifts.
Demonstrated success across fundraising strategies, including
annual and major giving, corporate and foundation relationships,
volunteer engagement, creative special events, comprehensive and/or
capital campaigns and effective use of data and reporting
- Extensive knowledge of best practice fundraising principles,
including the techniques and practices for garnering individual and
- Ability to write persuasively, clearly, and concisely to blend
information from multiple sources into a single, effective
fundraising document that meets the needs of the prospect.
- Ability to interact effectively with board members, current and
prospective donors, and program and development staff at all
- Demonstrated experience deepening board engagement with
fundraising and providing strong staffing and support for
volunteer-led cultivation and solicitation.
- Experience working independently and as a team lead in a
results-oriented environment and demonstrating flexibility in
meeting shifting demands and priorities.
- Knowledge of national, regional, and local philanthropic
- Excellent skills in office suite software, including word
processing, spreadsheet and communication applications; includes
advance knowledge of media communication platforms.
- Strong communication and public presentation skills.
- Understands data and how to articulate metrics in laymen’s
terms; guides conversation using data.
- Experience in the development and implementation of budgets,
budget management and grant development.
- A proven track record of innovative and creative thinker; not
afraid to propose something new and inspire others to do the
- Experience in strategic plan build-out,
execution, and evaluation.
- Basic end-user level understanding and experience with Raiser’s
Edge is a plus.
- Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent related occupational
- Results-driven with experience cultivating leadership and major
gifts, including supporting donor strategies, solicitation
approaches and donor stewardship; demonstrated ability to
- Significant professional experience in development and
fundraising for not-for-profit organizations.
- Significant years of management experience.
- Advanced degree or professional fundraising certification is
- Capital campaign experience.
Hiring Salary: Commensurate with Experience (up
to $92,000 max)
For further information and to Apply: https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/38010
Background Check Statement: The selected
candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a
criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint
checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification
of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally,
selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s
Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow
this link: http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/
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System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all
backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce.
Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment
free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are
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qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the
basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual
orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political
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