Executive Director for the NOVA Foundation (m/f)
The company is a provider of higher education. Develops and implements annual and long-term fundraising plans to generate philanthropic support for priorities identified by NOVA . Monitors and reports progress against goal achievement to NOVA leaders and NVCCEF Board Members. Effectively communicates NOVA's case for philanthropic support internally and to stakeholders, prospects, donors and the community. Engages NOVA leaders and staff, NVCCEF Board Members, other volunteers and community stakeholders in building the philanthropic prospect pipeline. Plans and executes NVCCEF events and effectively utilizes other NOVA and community events to increase prospect engagement. Conducts regular prospect meetings with NOVA's President, VP for Institutional Advancement, VP for Workforce Development and other leaders to ensure coordinated and effective outreach and relationship management. Secures significant philanthropic support through the effective management of portfolio of prospects (individuals, corporations, foundations) with the ability to make commitments of $50,000+. Effectively engages NOVA leaders, faculty/staff, board members and other volunteers in the fundraising process to maximize giving. Designs and implements effective annual fundraising programs to maximize support from NOVA alumni and faculty/staff. Designs and implements an effective planned giving program. Develops and implements a donor-centric strategy to ensure effective donor acknowledgement, recognition and gift stewardship including working with appropriate NOVA staff to administer and award philanthropically funded student scholarships. Establishes fundraising expectations for all staff members, develops performance metrics, and regularly tracks progress toward goal achievement. Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field or combination of education and experience. CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) credential. Advanced Degree in related field.