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Executive Director, Resource Development

Muncie, IN, USA | Ivy Tech Community College

  • Industry:
    Education (Higher)
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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General Description of Position: The Executive Director of Resource Development carries the responsibility for developing, managing and sustaining a strong friend and fund raising program for Muncie and Henry County.

Major Responsibilities:

Community Outreach/Friend Raising




Identify and cultivate potential donors to Ivy Tech Foundation. Build partnerships with community groups, employers, BIT clients, foundations and individuals to further the mission of the College and bring in resources to support students, faculty and programs.

Develop and implement strategies to convert prospects to donors and to encourage continued giving by current donors.

Acknowledge contributions and maintain quality relationships with supporters.



Fund Raising




Develop and implement fund raising programs, activities and budgets to increase the campus's resources.

Develop fund raising goals and plans through documented need and solicit funds through personal contact to generate support and build relationships.



Coordinator of Volunteer Activities




Serve as staff support to the Resource Development Council. Provide leadership, support and coordination for Council activities and projects. Cultivate community leaders to consider service on the Council. Provide reports, statistics and case materials for Council meetings and campaign needs.

Coordinate volunteer cultivation and solicitation calls. Schedule meetings with volunteers and staff to solicit funds for specific projects. Provide statistical and personal support to staff, volunteers and faculty in making contacts for financial support.

Involve other College volunteers, including Regional Trustees and Program Advisory Committee members as appropriate for specific fund raising activities and campaigns. Develop strategies for involving volunteers more in development efforts.









Foundation Coordination




Serve as liaison between Muncie/Henry County and central Foundation staff for coordinated projects, reporting, guidelines and procedure development and campaign structure and implementation.

Prepare and update campus three-year development plan and coordinate this plan with overall Foundation efforts. Coordinate campus goals and strategies with statewide strategic plan.

Assist in the development of coordinated fund raising materials, campaigns, themes and projects with central Foundation staff.

Coordinate contracts for multi-campus donors with appropriate staff from central Foundation and other affected campuses.



Development Planning and Administration




Supervise the maintenance of database information on donors and prospects, fund balances and fund raising activities.

Take action to insure correct and proper stewardship of donated funds and materials. Assist in developing plans to appropriately record, manage and spend contributions.

Coordinate fund raising activities with other key staff. Develop methods to involve staff in development efforts. Communicate regularly on progress of Foundation efforts.

Plan and maintain schedules for development activities to tie in with campus goals, needs and program development activities.

Research and pursue grant opportunities.

Develop and implement communications strategies in conjunction with staff to inform internal and external constituencies about Ivy Tech and the Foundation.

Serve as member of the administrative council. Participate in planning and implementing programs and projects to strengthen regional operations.



The above list of duties is not to be construed as an exhaustive list.Other duties logically associated with the position may be assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree

Five (5) years of progressive development experience preferably in higher education or a not-for-profit organization.

CFRE or equivalent preferred or commitment to attainment to CFRE credentials expected.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in higher education or with a not-for-profit organization is preferred.

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