• Associate Vice President - Mid Michigan College Foundation

    Job Location(s) US-MI-Harrison | US-MI-Mt. Pleasant
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/15/2018 8:06 AM)
    Job ID
    Administrator (Full-time)
    Pay/Salary (Min)
    USD $78,288.00/Yr.
    Pay/Salary (Max)
    USD $90,031.00/Yr.
    EDUStaff Position
  • Overview

    MMCC seeks an individual who values collegiality and mutual respect; uses data in decision making; is innovative; is service minded; is goal oriented; strives to continually improve them self and their work processes; is willing to collaborate and seeks to add value in every interaction.


    The AVP of the Mid Foundation is a fearless leader of all activities related to increasing philanthropic gifts to the College.  Under the general direction of the President and the Mid Foundation Board, this position provides leadership, technical expertise, and coordination to the Foundation in its efforts to raise financial resources and general support for the College.


    The AVP is responsible for conceptualizing and realizing the Foundation’s fundraising activities including annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, capital campaigns, corporate and foundation relations; donor cultivation and recognition, and alumni relations. Responsibilities include facilitating comprehensive fundraising activities, day-to-day operations, volunteer management and training, and ongoing and special development initiatives.


    *Review of applications will begin on April 9, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.*


    Fundraising Activities

    1. Provide strategic guidance and leadership for all fundraising efforts including annual, major, planned, and capital campaigns as well as special events designed to secure donations, expand community support and build funding for the College.
    2. Collaborate with other departments to identify funding needs and then develop plans to meet those needs.
    3. Identify, cultivate, and solicit individual, foundation, and corporate donors.
    4. Actively pursue new donors and fundraising opportunities through relationship building and friend raising activities.
    5. Plan, support, and coordinate special events and other donor events.
    6. Direct the recruitment, orientation, and development of Foundation board members.
    7. Implement a comprehensive development plan to reach Foundation goals. Track and report progress on all fundraising goals and objectives.
    8. Assist with the development of grant proposals to provide funding to programs from external governmental and private foundations.
    9. Manage donor and recipient relations and coordinate donor gifts to ensure that donor intent is fulfilled and the donation is tracked properly.
    10. Ensure proper appreciation for each donor is demonstrated.
    11. Work with the Financial Aid Office to monitor scholarship funds. Work with donors to design, write, and implement new scholarships.
    12. Ensure the maintenance of accurate and timely donor files and databases.
    13. Maintain an in-depth knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to foundation activities and fundraising, ensuring compliance and proper reporting.
    14. Report on foundation activities to the College and Foundation boards.

    Community Involvement

    1. Participate in community events or with community groups that have relevance to the Foundation's mission and with college advancement.
    2. Maintain an aggressive outreach program with business and industry, chambers of commerce, governmental agencies, and local school districts.
    3. Develop and prepare presentations for individuals, organizations, corporations, foundations, and government agencies in order to introduce those audiences to the College.
    4. Serve as a representative of MMCC at all appropriate public functions – day, evening, and weekend.


    1. Develop and monitor the operational budget and provide leadership for the management of funds.
    2. Design, implement and manage the necessary systems, controls, policies, and procedures to assure the efficiency and effectiveness of the Foundation office.
    3. Provide executive oversight for the functional areas of the Foundation.
    4. Maintain high ethical standards and integrity in every activity and regarding all professional and personal relations, building trust and confidence in the College and Foundation.
    5. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    • Demonstrated leadership abilities, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with a wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
    • Knowledge of fundraising strategies.
    • Effective motivational skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and tasks within functional areas.
    • Ability to meet constant and multiple deadlines.
    • Accountable leadership resulting in productive, efficient working relationships.
    • Ability to provide administrative direction and supervision.
    • Competency in various office software packages.
    • Demonstrated significant community involvement, volunteerism, civic organization membership, etc.
    • Visibly and positively represent the College to the public.


    Education, Certification, Licensure:

    • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
    • CFRE or other pertinent professional certifications preferred.



    • At least 3 years of fundraising experience, with a successful record of significant fund development, constituent relationship management, marketing, and/or institutional branding.
    • A strong track record of successfully managing teams, employees, volunteers, and/or volunteer boards.

    Working Environment:

    • The job responsibilities of this position are performed in an office environment which requires a professional image and demeanor, on-time attendance and reliability. The environment has minimal, if any, discomfort due to heat, cold or dust. There is minimal noise within the environment.
    • There may be occasional travel to other college locations for meetings.
    • There may be occasional travel for conferences/training.
    • Duties are performed in an independent atmosphere without close direct supervision.
    • The job has intermittent periods during which continuous physical exertion is required, such as walking, standing, sitting, stooping, bending, climbing, lifting material or equipment, some of which may be heavy or awkward (5- 45 pounds).
    • Must meet reasonable and sometimes shifting deadlines, quotas, or demands for accuracy, and may be involved in some unpleasant situations.
    • This position adheres to the MMCC Administrative schedule, which varies to include evening events (regularly) and weekend (occasionally) outside of the typical work schedule of 8:00am – 4:30pm.

    Note: This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified.  Incumbents may be asked to perform additional duties as required by his/her supervisor.


    MMCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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