The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is seeking a dynamic, experienced, and ethical leader for its statewide resource development program which includes philanthropic fundraising and grants, contracts, and sponsored projects.
The Vice President reports directly to the KCTCS President and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet to provide System-wide leadership for two departments, the KCTCS Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, and the KCTCS Office of Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Projects, and their respective functional peer teams.
The Vice President provides the KCTCS President, the KCTCS college presidents, System and college-level board members, volunteers, key KCTCS departments, and KCTCS faculty with strategic counsel, training, planning, and oversight for the policy development, budgeting, staffing, operations, implementation, measurement, and accountability for a comprehensive resource development program from both public and private sources that advances the KCTCS vision, mission, and strategic plan;
The Vice President develops and leads a systematic process for analyzing the strategic resource needs and all potential funding sources for unmet needs that serve as the basis for action plans to seek philanthropic support and federal, state, and local grants and contracts and sponsored projects.
The Vice President provides leadership and direction to functional and cross-functional teams responsible for Development and Alumni Affairs and Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Projects to achieve KCTCS priorities and to collaborate with other functional units and teams within KCTCS on all matters pertaining to resource development.
The Vice President is assigned by the KCTCS President to serve as the Executive Director of the KCTCS Foundation, Inc., the officially-recognized, state-level 501(c)(3) fund-raising arm of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
The Vice President provides leadership. Service, and support to the KCTCS colleges that have officially-recognized foundations.
The Vice President represents KCTCS at the state, regional, and national levels among organizations, associations and institutions that focus on public and private resource development.
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is Kentucky’s largest public institution of higher education with an enrollment of 92,829 students (Fall 2017) and having served over 845,000 students since its creation in 1998. The Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997 (House Bill 1), combined the 14 community colleges of the University of Kentucky and the 15 technical institutes in the Kentucky Workforce Development Cabinet to create the new system as the state’s ninth public institution.
Now in its 20th year, KCTCS is comprised of sixteen SACS-accredited comprehensive community and technical colleges with more than 8,400 full- and part-time employees spread across more than 70 locations. Each college is led by a President, all of whom are members of the KCTCS President’s Leadership Team along with the members of the KCTCS President’s Cabinet.
Resource Development is one of seven functional areas within the KCTCS System Office. The unit is comprised of the Vice President’s Office which oversees the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs and the Office of Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Projects, each with their respective System Directors and staff.
For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, total private giving received by KCTCS was $11,063,111. KCTCS is also currently managing an endowment of $65 million as of September 30, 2018. The total for grants, contracts, and sponsored projects was $64,548,236 exclusive of state appropriations and federal financial aid which are the two primary sources of revenue of KCTCS.
Executive-level experience in institutional fund-raising, alumni affairs, grants, contracts, and sponsored projects, and not-for-profit management.
Demonstrated experience and success in developing and implementing effective and ethical policies, procedures, methodologies. research, training, and professional development opportunities to increase to enhance the KCTCS resource development functions (both public and private);
Demonstrated experience and success in designing and implementing short- and long-term plans and budgets to achieve strategic goals.
Thorough understanding of marketing, communication, and public relations principles and tools to support and grow resource development programs.
Demonstrated experience in performance measurement and analysis of resource development programs using accepted and appropriate standards and metrics in order to identify opportunities, resolve problems, and inform future activities.
Demonstrated experience of leading teams that foster a professional, positive and productive work environment.
Thorough understanding of administrative data and relationship management systems
Experience as an Executive Director/CEO of a 501c3 foundation, preferably for a public higher education institution.
Understand the external influences such as corporate, governmental, social, civic, and professional affiliations that influence relationships with KCTCS.
Understand the accounting and investment principles for not-for-profit organizations.
Understand the laws, regulations, principles, and models for not-for-profit organizations, including interactions with stakeholders such as donors, staff, and volunteers.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and relationship-building skills.
Demonstrated involvement and leadership in local, state, and/or national professional fundraising associations.
CFRE (Certified Fund-Raising Executive) credential or equivalent professional certification
Additional Salary Information: KCTCS offers a competitive benefits package and an attractive work environment that supports excellence, innovation, and creativity. Positions with the KCTCS System Office are term-contract positions, with the expectancy of continuance based on performance.
About Kentucky Community and Technical College System
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is Kentucky’s largest public institution of higher education with an enrollment of 92,829 students (Fall 2017) and having served over 845,000 students since its creation in 1998. The KCTCS Mission is to enhance the quality of life and the employability of the citizens of the Commonwealth by serving as the primary provider of - College and Workforce Readiness, Transfer Education
, and Workforce Education and Training.