Executive Director, NNMC Foundation | Northern New Mexico College

Date: June 1, 2018

Position Title: Executive Director, NNMC Foundation FLSA: Exempt

Job Type: Regular/Full-Time

Reports to: NNMC President

Salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience

Application Deadline: While the position will remain open until filled, interested applicants are encouraged to submit a complete application package by June 18, 2018.

SUMMARY: The Foundation’s Executive Director reports directly to the Northern New Mexico College President, and works in collaboration and with operational guidance from the Foundation’s Governing Board. The Director will focus on coordinating and maintaining a successful comprehensive fund-raising program that includes planning and implementing strategies for identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects, with the goal of annual increases in both the number and the amount of gifts received.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The Executive Director is a key member of the College's administrative team and is expected to efficiently and effectively carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

• Lead the collaborative development and execution of the College’s fundraising efforts to include but not limited to future capital campaigns, the endowment, scholarships and unrestricted funds
• Formulate and execute short-term and long-term strategic plans to include specific and measurable targets regarding definite fund-raising goals, prospect management, personal contacts, stewardship activities and solicitations
• Work with the Foundation Board and institutional administration to develop an annual performance plan and provide a quarterly progress report
• Collaborate with the Communications Office to produce development communications collateral that promotes PDC programs through publications, fund-raising events, stewardship, and donor recognition activities to both on-campus and off-campus constituents to improve awareness and expanded support.
• Manage the Foundation’s personnel, property, business and affairs on a day-to-day basis;
• Develop and maintain specialized databases and systems for recording and tracking gifts, awards, and related statistical information; create and distribute standard and special reports, studies, summaries, and analyses, as required to the Foundation Board
• Provide the Board with sufficient written information, reports and other documentation to allow informed decision-making by the Board and otherwise to allow the Board to fulfill its governance obligations under the Foundation’s Articles of Incorporation, Foundation’s Bylaws, the New Mexico Nonprofit Corporation Act, Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 , Uniform Prudence Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA), and any other applicable laws
• Develop and maintain effective relationships with donors, community organizations, existing and prospective supporters of the Foundation, and entities that manage the Foundation’s endowment
• Manage and maintain the Donor Database and update regularly the information warehoused in said database.
• Provide active leadership in the identification, solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of major donors and donor prospects, to include individuals, business entities, corporations, and foundationsOversee, maintain, and adjust (as needed) a management process to assure proper acknowledgement, recognition, stewardship and solicitation activities are conducted for all gift vehicles
• Compile the Foundation’s Annual Report in compliance with the Foundation’s Bylaws together with other statements and reports required by the Bylaws
• Organize and establish the administrative functions of the Foundation and establish the duties and systems necessary to carry out the activities of the Foundation
• Develop and recommend for approval an annual budget to the Board and prudently manage the Foundation’s resources within such budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations
• Responsible for the Foundation’s annual scholarship program
• Serve as a liaison between the Foundation Board and the Foundation’s investment firm
• Organize special events and recruit volunteers to assist with these events (including, but not limited to, the annual Foundation Gala and Leadership Circle)
• Assure that the Foundation webpage is kept current
• Implement best practices into Foundation operations
• Assist the NNMC President in cultivating relationships with county and city governments, Los Alamos National Laboratory, local businesses and non-profit organizations through quarterly Leadership Roundtable dialogues and Rio Arriba County’s corresponding annual summit.
• Manage and provide oversight for the Foundation staff
• Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, Business, or a related field. Five years’ work experience in a development office setting (equivalent combination of education and/or work experience in related areas considered).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, Business, or a related field. Demonstrated experience in writing successful grant proposals and managing and maintaining a donor database. Demonstrated ability to solicit individual, private, and public gift donations and demonstrated success in implementing a capital campaign with specific goals and targets. Experience with volunteer recruitment, online fundraising, media relations, and alumni relations. Experience in higher education. Audit and IRS 990 experience. Experience with the Blackbaud suite of products (Raisers Edge and BBMS) and knowledge of Banner Ellucian administrative software.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
• Ability to demonstrate familiarity with the concepts, practices and procedures common to non-profit development offices.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook) and basic Internet fluency.
• Experience developing a budget, operating within that budget, understanding the financial reports associated with that budget and the overall financial resources of the organization.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, excellent time management and organizational skills; ability to multi-task while remaining goal focused; ability to work under pressure, prioritize, meet deadlines and produce quality work with attention to detail.
• Ability to develop formal and informal partnerships with local, regional, and national stakeholders
• Knowledge of working among diverse populations, specifically Native-American Pueblos and predominantly Hispanic/Latina communities
• Ability to think strategically during changing economic conditions
• Ability to supervise and prescribe duties and responsibilities of Foundation staff
• Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments
• Ability to promote a safe and secure working environment for all Foundation employees
• Knowledge of budgeting and fiscal management principles and procedures
• Ability to produce informative, concise reports and analysis of programs and events and recommend opportunities for improvement and growth
• Strong public speaking skills and the ability to present informative and persuasive messages to internal and external constituencies with limited supervision
• Ability to plan, organize, and facilitate a range of special events
• Ability to develop and supervise volunteers
• Ability to plan and implement promotional programs
• Ability to design and write promotional material

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is normally performed in a typical office environment, but often involves engagements off campus. Travel is required and work hours will vary to include early morning, evening and weekend hours

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess and maintain a New Mexico Driver’s License

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application must include 1) a cover letter addressing how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for this role at Northern New Mexico College, 2) current resume or curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial transcripts conferring required or preferred degree, 4) Three (3) professional references who can provide assessments of your professional experience, accomplishments and prospects for success in this position.

Required application materials should be sent to: humanresources@nnmc.edu

References will be contacted in conjunction with interviews and official transcripts should be requested upon acceptance of the interview.

Northern New Mexico College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.