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.
*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.
Description of Duties and Tasks:
·Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed Individual Giving · Maintains and strengthens a comprehensive portfolio of 80-100 individual donors annually with the ability to make major gift contributions to the Foundation on an annual basis, personally executing cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities. · Work with Foundation Executive Director and staff to create and implement an annual calendar of stewardship activities designed to cultivate and steward current and prospective supporters at all giving levels. · Provide strategic guidance and staff support to the Foundation's Executive Director and the Board in their work to build relationships with major and lapsed donors, including recommending strategies and crafting materials to support their efforts. · In conjunction with Board leadership and Executive Director, construct and execute an annual board campaign to ensure that 100% of the Board personally gives to the organization.
Program Leadership · Work with Executive Director, College President and Board leadership to identify and articulate long- and short-term goals. · Work with staff and Board leadership, as appropriate, to prepare for any upcoming campaign fundraising initiatives, strategically broadening and deepening the Foundation's donor base and maintaining an efficient and professional development function. · Serves as a representative for the Foundation at external functions and presentations and on boards and committees as needed. · Attends Foundation Committee and Board of Directors meetings.
Corporate and Foundation Relations · In coordination with the Executive Director and College designee serve as the primary, front-facing manager of relationships with corporate and foundation donors. This includes working strategically with program officers and corporate contacts to maintain existing relationships and develop new opportunities for expanded partnerships. Collaborate with Workforce Development to maximize corporate investment in NOVA. This collaboration must be hard-wired into every interaction with a corporation. Efforts to ensure collaboration should include ongoing and frequent communication between teams. · Develop annual funding and relationship strategies including developing long-term corporate partnerships for additional employee volunteer and leadership support. · Maintain knowledge of emerging funding opportunities and work to align them with College needs.
Communications · Serve as a credible and compelling spokesperson on behalf of Foundation.
Information Management · With staff and Board leadership, identify recurring needs for donor and revenue reports and ensure their timely generation for meetings and updates to key staff and volunteer leaders.
Campaign and Special Projects · In conjunction with the Executive Director, direct comprehensive campaigns and other major fundraising drives. · Respond to Foundation needs by engaging in special projects at the direction of the Executive Director.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Minimum Qualifications :
· Significant professional experience in development and fundraising for not-for-profit organizations. · Significant years of management experience. · Bachelor's degree or the equivalent related occupational experience.
Advanced degree or professional fundraising certification. Capital campaign experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.
Internal Number: 32898
About Northern Virginia Community College
Begun in 1964, Northern Virginia Community College offers a quality and convenient educational experience at an affordable price. NOVA is the largest educational institution in Virginia and the second-largest community college in the United States, comprising of more than 75,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. NOVA is also one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries. Located near Washington, D.C., the College includes six campuses. NOVA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers more than 160 degrees at the associate's level and certificate programs.