Reporting to the Vice President, Partnership and Advancement, the Director is accountable for oversight of the College’s strategic alumni engagement efforts and our fund development program including major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, campaigns, and annual giving. The primary focus of the position is to develop and execute long-term viable and sustainable fundraising and resource development strategies and to create the environment for a strong alumni network to be developed. The Director plays the lead role with key accountabilities for visioning, planning and strategic direction for the advancement activities at the College. The Director oversees a small team and coordinates the activity of volunteers that support both alumni and development efforts. Advancement, fund development and alumni engagement is integral to the future of the College and requires the Director to work collaboratively with other departments and members of the College team.
A comprehensive job description detailing the responsibilities and qualifications of the position is available on the College Human Resources website. www.cotr.bc.ca
An undergraduate degree in Business, Education or a related field with a minimum of six years of related leadership experience • A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is preferred • In-depth knowledge of, or experience in, post-secondary education or the philanthropic environment in related sectors • A strategic thinker with a demonstrated track record developing plans and programs in the fields of fundraising and alumni including policy, procedure development and project management • A highly collaborative manager with excellent communications, public relations and presentation skills, with the ability to recruit and motivate a team of professional staff.
Additional Salary Information: Management Group employees are eligible for annual salary increases within and above the starting range through demonstrated performance. The College also offers a comprehensive range of benefits.
Internal Number: 18-MN-04
About College of the Rockies
Located in the southeastern corner of British Columbia, in the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa Nation, College of the Rockies has been providing post-secondary education and training in the East Kootenay region since 1975. Each year, College of the Rockies delivers instruction to approximately 10,000 learners in a full range of programs. The main campus and Gold Creek campus are located in Cranbrook, with regional campuses in Creston, Golden, Invermere, Kimberley, and Fernie. The College draws inspiration from the BC Rocky Mountain location and offers programming and a lifestyle that embodies the unique geography, while creating pathways to further post-secondary education.