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Foundation Director
Title:Foundation Director
Department:Academic Support and Assessment
Location:Main Campus
Posting Date:N/A
Initial Screening Date:N/A


Division: President
Department: Foundations
Job title: Foundation Director
Reports to: College President
Supervises: Foundation Staff
Position type: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt


Since 1977, the Kansas City Kansas Community College Foundation has proudly served as a partner and avid supporter for the enhancement of teaching, learning, and engaging the community to transform lives. As a charitable, non-profit 501(c)(3), it is led by committed community members.  Foundation leadership raises funds for College programs, projects, and special initiatives; and administers scholarship programs designed to provide KCKCC students with academic and professional growth opportunities, with a commitment to facilitating key partnerships between the college and the community.


Reporting to the College President, the Foundation Director is responsible for the daily management of a comprehensive, strategic, integrated effort to build the base of individual donors and increase the level of support through various platforms including direct mail, e-mail, internet, social media campaigns, events, and other initiatives focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of support. The Director manages the development and implementation of giving strategies, activities, events, and timelines to solicit contributions from patrons and other constituents for gifts and manages a year-round cultivation and communication program supporting all fund programs. The Director is also responsible for the supervising the Foundation Staff.


  • Develop, direct and perform activities resulting in the development of resources including major funds acquisition, annual and direct mail campaigns, major gift drives, special fund activities, planned and deferred giving programs and major gift and capital campaigns.
  • Create, curate and track the Foundation’s communications.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the development database; process, track, and acknowledge donations.
  • Craft written development materials that provide donors current and quality information about the Foundation and College
  • Direct or manage all day to day operations of the Foundation to include staff supervision and growth, accounting records, budgets, annual audits, Board management and relationships.
  • Perform such other duties as assigned from time to time by the President.
  • Develop and manage a portfolio of prospects, working in close partnership with Board of Directors, college leaders, faculty and staff.
  • Proactively pursue long-term partnerships and relationships to support the College’s goals. Facilitate strategic relationships between senior leaders and institutional giving prospects; determine ways to leverage relationships with key internal or external partners.


  • Bachelors in Business, Fundraising, Non-profit management or similar required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in fundraising development.
  • Experience creating and managing a multi-year, multi-level Capital Campaign.
  • Experience in creating and hosting fundraising events.
  • Experience with staff leadership / management.



  • Master’s Business, Fundraising, Non-profit management or similar discipline.
  • Evidence of major gift attainment.
  • Experience with volunteer board management.


  • Passionate about interacting with the public and communicating to increase engagement.
  • Experience conceptualizing and formulating proposals that excite potential donors.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work effectively with strict time lines and within a development team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a strong collaborative spirit.
  • Exceptional research, strategic, and creative thinking skills are essential.
  • Ability to forge productive working relationships with Foundation Board, as well as individuals within and outside the organization.
  • Strong commitment to the mission, vision, values, and programs of the Foundation and the ability to convey that information.
  • Capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organization.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and commonly used social media management and tracking tools.

Work is performed in a normal office environment. Requires movement between floors and departments within the college and an ability to work outside standard work hours as needed.


SALARY RANGE:   $78,700 - $98,400, actual salary will be commensurate with Education and Experience.

Must be able to work a variable schedule/varying hours to meet operational needs. May require evening and weekend hours; as needed.


To Apply Submit:

  • Kansas City Kansas Community College employment application online found at WWW.KCKCC.EDU, click on Services then select Employment Opportunities for a list of positions applying for.
  • Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application (do not reference resume) and attach the required transcript (s).  Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for the online application process.  Most unofficial transcripts can be downloaded from college/university websites and must show degree awarded, course work, and conferral date. Official transcripts for all the degree (s) awarded must be submitted to Human Resources within 10 days of offer of employment.
  • Three (3) professional references with phone number and email addresses are required.
  • College screening committee is responsible for application review and interviews. The final candidate (s) selected to be hired will be made by the hiring supervisor. Successful completion of a background check on all persons recommended for employment is required.

Applicants that apply by November 16, 2018 will receive first consideration, the position will be open until filled. Anticipated start date is in February 2019.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.




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