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Dean of Institutional Advancement




Institutional Advancement




Full-time Administrator




Serve as an advisor to the President as a member of the executive team, contribute to the success of the College in its entirety and to provide leadership for and administration of units related to the foundation, grants, government relations, and marketing.


  1. Increase public and private financial resources for the College.
  2. Identify strategic priorities for which funding is required; develop the funding equation to provide for them.
  3. Oversee the deployment of strategic and operational goals for public and private fundraising.
  4. Recruit and nurture volunteers to raise and manage funds on behalf of the SVCC Foundation and the College.
  5. Lead/engage in friend-raising and fundraising.
  6. Promote public policy that is beneficial to the College mission.
  7. Establish the public policy agenda for the College that includes to plan and deploy the strategic and operational goals designed to implement the public policy agenda.
  8. Engage professionals and volunteers to assist in the College’s public policy efforts at local, regional, state, and national levels.
  9. Identify grant opportunities and lead/engage in grant writing to further the College’s resources.
  10. Serve as a member of one local community organization.
  11. Oversee the Small Business Development Center to ensure that programs and activities consistent with the goals and objectives of the Illinois Small Business Development Network.
  12. Lead collaborative economic development efforts that enhance the mission and goals of the College.
  13. Serve as the College’s primary point of contact for legislators; develop and maintain relationships with legislators.
  14. Oversee alumni engagement efforts.
  15. Develop annual goals and prepare/maintain budgets for all supervised departments.
  16. Serve as a member of the College’s administrative team including service on the President’s Cabinet.
  17. Serve as Administrator on Duty on a rotating basis. *3%
  18. Supervise and coordinate the activities of the marketing department, print shop, foundation, and Small Business Development Center.
  19. Assume all other reasonable professional duties and responsibilities assigned by the supervisor.


  1. Must understand and support the mission of the community college.
  2. Must have strong communication (written and oral), interpersonal, and analytical skills.
  3. Must be excellent at time management and prioritization skills.
  4. Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.
  5. Must be able to work non-standard hours as required.


Frequent contact is made with all levels of College personnel, students, the general public and outside organizations in relation to routine departmental services and duties and in providing appropriate assistance and information as requested.


Administrative and functional supervision is exercised over the Foundation and Communications Specialist, Director of the SVC Foundation, Director of Regional Economic Development and Small Business Development Center, Marketing Coordinator, and Senior Graphic Designer/Print Shop Supervisor.


A master’s degree or higher in philanthropy, communications, or higher education or equivalent education and experience required with demonstrated skills and knowledge of grant writing, foundations, and government relations. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and public speaking skills are required. Experience in higher education is strongly recommended.




Coordinates the College Risk Management Program in a capacity appropriate to this position. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring conditions, events and circumstances present through daily College operations, and communicating observations to the appropriate supervisor or taking necessary actions to correct, prevent or limit safety problems. May serve as a member of a committee that supports the health, safety and/or legal rights of visitors, students and staff. Such committees may include the AA/EEO, Sexual Harassment, and Safety/Loss Control committees. (Risk Management Categories I, III, IV. See Tort file.)

This description is intended to indicate the kinds and levels of work difficulty that will be required of the position that will be given the title and shall not be construed as declaring what specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of the supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.