Transforming Gifts into Graduates:
Building a path to better tomorrows, together
Are you ready to be the driving force between the direct impact
that giving has on student experience and success in community
colleges? At Valencia College, we believe that anyone can learn
anything under the right conditions, and that philanthropy can play
a transformative role in creating the conditions necessary for our
students to learn, reach their goals, and achieve success. We are
on a mission to redefine philanthropy for community colleges and
are seeking an innovative Chief Philanthropy Officer and Executive
Director of the Valencia Foundation to lead the charge!
In this role, you will provide vision, leadership, and guidance
across all facets of the Valencia College Foundation, including
fundraising, donor stewardship, alumni relations, and strategic
planning—all aimed at supporting educational excellence at Valencia
This position functions as an advisor to the President of the
College and the Foundation Board of Directors.
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We are seeking an innovative individual who is driven to
contribute to transformative change with a clear purpose—to
significantly influence the lives of students and our community,
rather than change for the sake of change. If you are passionate
about making an impact on the lives of our students and community,
we invite you to explore this exciting opportunity with us.
We invite you to submit a complete online application and the
- A letter of interest: Summarize your approach to
fundraising strategies, cultivating and building donor
relationships, and how you have successfully managed comprehensive
campaigns to meet strategic objectives.
- A resume or curriculum vitae.
- The names and contact information for three (3)
professional references. Professional references will only be
contacted for finalist candidates.
- Applicants must complete the entire online application and
include work history, even if attaching a resume. Any incomplete
applications will not be considered.
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or
any equivalent combination of related education, training, and/or
experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and
abilities to perform the essential functions.
- Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in
fundraising strategies to include such things as cultivating donor
relationships, soliciting gifts, creating strategic communication
and community engagement strategies, managing comprehensive
campaigns, and managing/leading a team.
- Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE).
- Experience in higher education and/or in non-profit
- Prior supervision and management experience.
- Experience in leading or working with a volunteer board of
community leaders, planning, and setting strategic direction for
fundraising initiatives and complying with governmental and IRS
Valencia’s Total Rewards
Valencia College is committed to providing employees with a
competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Your total
rewards include significantly more than just your base pay. Our
total rewards program offers a wide-ranging combination of pay,
benefits, professional development, work/life balance in a
meaningful, collaborative work environment, and
so much more…
Salary: $170,000-$200,000 Per Year
Closing Date: February 23, 2024 at 11:59 PM