The Executive Director will have the responsibility for overall
management of the Foundation, including the implementation of the
Foundation’s strategic plan and will manage staff and resources,
actively engage in fundraising efforts, oversee preparation and
implementation of the annual budgets, cultivate strategic
partnerships and be the public face of the organization. Specific
responsibilities and duties include:
- Provide visionary leadership to the organization in the areas
of finance, development and research.
- Translate the vision of the organization into achievable and
- Develop strategic partnerships with industry leaders, community
organizations, healthcare institutions, corporations and other
mutually beneficial alliances.
Fundraising and Finance
- Work closely with the President and College’s Leadership to
broaden the organization’s revenue stream and strengthen its
financial position through individual major gifts, foundation and
corporate funder solicitations, government grants, special events
and strategic partnerships.
- Maintain an active portfolio of major gift donors at $25,000
- Assist the College’s President in maintaining an active
portfolio of major gift donors at the $50,000 level.
- Build a culture of philanthropy within the organization and the
- Attend fundraising and cultivation events.
- Develop the annual budget and monitoring expenditure and
variance vs. budget.
- Work closely with the Executive Committee and Board of
Directors in overseeing the governance of the Foundation and the
execution of the strategic plan.
- Update and reporting to the Board of Directors
- Through cultivation activities, identify and nominate
prospective members to the Board of Directors.
- Work with the President of the Board to ensure that all Board
members are donors and each has an annual plan of engagement.
Community and Public Relations
- Serve as an articulate and passionate spokesperson for the
Foundation and an advocate among government leaders, within the
research community, and among physicians.
- Lead, supervise, and support all staff and interns.
- Develop a protocol for the engagement of volunteers.
- Develop and oversee implementation of programming that is in
alignment with the organization’s vision, mission and values.
The ideal candidate is a highly organized, motivated strategic
thinker with a minimum of eight to ten years professional
experience in the nonprofit arena and prior experience executing
strategic planning processes. Bachelor's degree required. Knowledge
of Microsoft Office, including Excel and PowerPoint, as well as
donor database software and QuickBooks is required. A proven track
record of raising major gifts from individuals is a must. Strong
writing skills and exceptional management experience are critical
as is the ability to effectively interact with both the Board of
Directors and the President’s Cabinet. The qualified candidate will
have the skills to grow the organization and will have the
entrepreneurial energy to oversee an evolving community college
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate can be
found. Qualified applicants should submit a current resume
with salary requirements, a letter of interest addressing specific
qualifications, copies of transcripts and the names, addresses and
telephone numbers of three professional references.
Completion of the State of South Carolina application is
Persons interested in this opportunity should apply online:
Please complete the State application to include current and
previous work history and education. A resume' may be
attached, but not substituted for completing work history and
education sections of the application. Please upload copies
of all College transcripts with your application and resume'.
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