Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 25-Sep-2021 to 25-Oct-2021
  • - Ivy Tech Foundation
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Ivy Tech Community College is a public community college system in Indiana with more than 40 locations. It is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest individual accredited statewide community college system serving nearly100,000 students annually on campus and online and another 60,000+ dual credit students in high schools throughout Indiana. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission it offers over 150 programs and more than 100 transfer programs with in-state and out-of-state schools.

Since 1969, the Ivy Tech Foundation has been supporting Ivy Tech Community College beyond state appropriations and student fees. The foundation has a decentralized development model with over 60 staff and a 60+ foundation board. The foundation's mission is to partner with donors to invest in Ivy Tech Community College students, faculty, and programs to build stronger communities and a better Indiana.

General Purpose of Position:  The Senior Vice President Development and President Ivy Tech Foundation is responsible to the President of the College, through the advice and counsel of a volunteer Board of Directors, to provide the vision, planning, and execution of a coordinated strategic plan to create a national model of private support for a community college to fund the unmet needs of the college and our students.

Major Responsibilities:

The Senior Vice President/President, will embody Ivy Tech's mission to serve the people of our state through accessible and affordable world-class education and adaptive learning.

Serve as chief executive officer of the Ivy Tech Foundation, overseeing the receipt, acknowledgement, investment, and disbursement of privately contributed funds as well as private, federal, and state grants.

Lead the Foundation's effort to reach the 5-year statewide capital campaign goal of $285m by June 2023 and plan future campaigns. 

Provide vision, expertise, and creativity in the development of a strategic plan for the Ivy Tech Foundation aligned with the Ivy Tech Community College's strategic plan.

Direct and lead major donor cultivation relationships with the College and Foundation.

Provide leadership and coordinated statewide friend-raising and fund-raising strategies to maximize potential gifts to the College and ensuring campuses reach their goals.

Create strong and authentic relationships in the communities we serve, participating with people of diverse backgrounds, and building rapport with those who have varying viewpoints and perceptions.

Ensure a strong "back office" and state level operations for the day-to-day Foundation activities including, but not limited to financial transactions, donor engagement, campaign, website and social media strategy, and alumni network.

Direct Foundation staff's preparation for and execution of Board of Directors meetings, retreats, and activities.

Recruit, serve on campus hiring committees, and develop Executive Directors of Development on campuses; develop and mentor development staff as well as other individuals from diverse backgrounds across the College who engage in fundraising activities.

Utilize strong understanding of change management to transform internal organizational culture to a place where all have a sense of belonging. OR Inspire and support a culture of belonging that promotes equity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration at all levels.

Recruit and develop a diverse Foundation board to be engaged donors and provide executive oversight of the Foundation.

Serve as part of the senior leadership team of the College, actively participating in meetings to provide strategic input and counsel to the president and colleagues.

Ensures the highest ethical standards in fundraising activities and Foundation operations.

This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list.  Other duties logically associated with this position may be assigned.  All responsibilities will be conducted within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), other applicable regulatory requirements, and professional standards.

Supervision Received:  President, Ivy Tech Community College

Supervision Given:  Vice President Philanthropy, Chief Financial Officer (Foundation), Assistant Vice President Grants, Assistant Vice President Development Operations, and Sr. Administrative Assistant

Education and Experience:  Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred; philanthropic credential strongly preferred. 

Must have at least five years of executive development experience, preferably in higher education or a large not-for-profit organization with fundraising experience.  

Significant experience in development operations, including playing an integral role in the planning and execution of a successful campaign; setting fundraising goals and priorities that align with an organization's mission and vision; and mobilizing staff and stakeholders in the achievement of those goals is required.

Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

Advanced knowledge of principles of philanthropy and fundraising is required. 

Must have demonstrated ability to leverage team members, technology, and fiscal resources to meet goals and provide the greatest return on organizational investment.

Must demonstrate ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students and employees and which every individual feels respected and valued.

Must have the ability and willingness to travel. 

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