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Director of the SVC Foundation


Dean of Institutional Advancement






Full-time Administrator




The Sauk Valley College Foundation Executive Director is responsible for the proactive identification, solicitation, and stewardship of the Sauk Valley College Foundation, and other institutional funders. The Executive Director serves as a key team member and an active participant in establishing the infrastructure and overall planning, development and management of the college’s relationships with individual donors, organizations, leaders and community influencers. In collaboration with college and Foundation Board leadership, the Executive Director plans, organizes and implements programs to continue and expand the success of resource development initiatives, including, but not limited to, the SVC Foundation, donor relations, alumni development, annual campaigns, major and planned gifts, foundation and corporate gifts and stewardship.


  1. Manage Foundation staff and multiple responsibilities and projects, including capital campaigns, an annual fund, alumni relations, a comprehensive program of estate and planned gifts, corporate and foundation fundraising, and the management of volunteers.
  2. Establish and administer policies and procedures that maintain the highest level of stewardship in overseeing the acceptance and expenditure of gifts to the Foundation.
  3. Participate in/facilitate the development of goals and objectives for the Foundation by advising and making recommendations to the Dean of Institutional Advancement and the Foundation Board of Directors.
  4. Maintain an active portfolio of donors and be responsible for a program of personal visits, relationship development, solicitations and stewardship activities.
  5. Coordinate Foundation activities with college staff to ensure efforts and projects are concentrated in areas of greatest need and interests.
  6. Oversee all financial responsibilities and fiduciary management of Foundation assets to include oversight of all investments. Manage the budget of the Foundation.
  7. Oversee scholarship distribution and emergency assistance programs.
  8. Facilitate the recruitment and orientation of new Foundation Board members, using coaching and mentoring skills to develop fundraising and donor relationship skill sets among existing and new Board members.
  9. Identify and develop corporate and college partnerships for major gift initiatives and campaigns.
  10. Participate in community activities, including membership in at least one community organization to integrate with and maintain communities served by the college.
  11. Serve as a member of the administrative team, including service on Leadership Council.
  12. Serve as Administrator on Duty on a rotating basis. *3%
  13. Assumes all other reasonable and professional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.


  1. Must understand and support the mission of the community college.
  2. Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.
  3. Must be able to communicate effectively by phone and email on a daily basis.
  4. Must be able to provide verbal/visual presentations.
  5. Must be able to work with computers.
  6. Must be able to work non-standard hours.


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 Foundation Assistant, Stewardship Coordinator, and work-studies.


Bachelor’s degree or higher with a minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in fundraising, development communications, events management, public relations, or a related area. Supervisory experience. Certified Fundraising Executive certification preferred.




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.