Executive Director, RCC Foundation

Posted on 08/03/2023

Rogue Community College

Grants Pass, OR


$92,041.79 – $108,979.03 Annually

General Statement of Responsibilities:

The Executive Director is the key leader of the Foundation, overseeing the administration of its strategic planning and operations. The Executive Director is responsible for achieving the organization’s mission and financial objectives while building positive public awareness through fundraising that will support the College and its students. The Executive Director clearly articulates the vision, mission, and strategic direction of the Foundation.

Supervision Received:

Works under the general direction of the RCC President in collaboration with the RCC Foundation Board of Directors.

Supervision Exercised:

Supervises Management, Faculty, Classified, Student, Volunteer, and/or Temporary Staff as assigned.

Examples of Duties – Essential Functions:

  • Manages the operations of the RCC Foundation in accordance with federal and state regulations, Foundation board policies and by-laws, College policies, and other applicable regulations.
  • Provides leadership in the development of goals and objectives as they relate to the RCC Foundation and overall mission of the College while maintaining an effective relationship between the College and Foundation.
  • Develops, executes, and assesses the Foundation’s strategic financial development plan. Identifies, cultivates, and maintains relationships with the community and potential donors; designs and implements fundraising and communication events; supervises the maintenance of the donor database; manages the scholarship and endowment agreements and procedures; and manages grant writing and submission/reporting.
  • Attends all meetings of the Board of Directors and Foundation Board Committees.
  • Serves as the “Public Face” for the Foundation. Attends speaking engagements; creates and coordinates special events; serves on community boards, associations, and groups; manages media relations; and builds effective public relations.
  • Manages the process and distribution of funds through the scholarship and grants process consistent with legal and donor requirements.
  • Selects, schedules, supervises, trains, evaluates performance, and supports professional growth of assigned staff. Guides employees through corrective action and mentoring as needed.
  • Works collaboratively with the RCC President and Foundation Board to develop, implement, assess, and communicate a strategic plan for the organization.
  • Coordinates and facilitates activities for the Board of Directors and its committees. Provides updates to the Board regarding pertinent College, legislative, organizational, and legal information.
  • Actively participates in committee and team meetings as assigned. Works collaboratively with other departments and College service personnel for the purpose of coordinating programs and overall planning and operation of the division.
  • Develops and manages the Foundation’s annual capital and operating budget. Supervises and monitors receipts and expenditures, investment performance, and communicates with investment advisors and the Finance and Investment Committee.
  • Manages all special events of the Foundation, including scholarship, community, and donor events.
  • Oversees the design, writing, and creation of all Foundation fulfillment pieces, including Foundation press releases, annual reports, brochures, etc. Ensures policies, governing documents, and procedures are accurate and up-to-date.
  • Leads in the design, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of the College’s financial development strategy and plans
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Screening Criteria:

Education and Experience: A Master’s Degree in Business or related field is required. Five years’ senior/executive level experience in marketing and fund raising. Experience in a philanthropic setting strongly preferred. Experience in non-profit, fundraising, sales, and/or higher education preferred.

Only degrees received from an accredited institution will be accepted: accreditation must be recognized by the office of degree authorization, US Department of Education, as required by ORS 348.609. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for required degree.

Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience which ensures the ability to perform the essential functions of the position may substitute for the requirement(s).


For assignments requiring operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a valid Oregon Driver’s License and proof of an acceptable driving record is required. New employees establishing resident status in the State of Oregon must obtain an Oregon driver’s license within 30 days (ORS 807.020 (1)). A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification and/or participation in a Mentorship program is preferred.

Knowledge of:

Executive level office practices and etiquette, specific to non-profit leadership. Supervisory practices; philanthropic research and donor analysis techniques; working knowledge of IRS 501(c)3 statues. Deep knowledge of leadership theory and practice, performance-and-outcomes-based strategies specific to operations and fundraising. Strong understanding of marketing, public relations, and community and stakeholder engagement.


Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative. This position requires interpersonal skills which allow positive communication with multiple and diverse constituents. Generate, analyze and present data. Must be comfortable leading, following, and being part of a group. Philanthropic research and donor analysis using technology; financial development tools; marketing concepts; concepts in public relations, advertising, internal communications, crisis communication, and community affairs; financial and accounting management concepts and procedures; strategic planning and budgeting practices; supervisory practices; federal and state laws and statutes as they pertain to fundraising and non-profits.

Ability to:

Ability to exemplify traits that reflect the College’s culture, including integrity, a customer service orientation, cultural competency, trustworthiness, flexibility, and willingness to change. Establish positive relationships; work effectively and collaboratively with community members, donors, board members, staff, and students; communicate effectively and respectfully at all levels; work in a team environment with diverse populations. Maintain high level of confidentiality; plan and manage a department budget; demonstrate highly effective interpersonal relationships, one-on-one, and as a team member; apply good problem-solving skills; cope effectively with conflict; motivate and inspire; supervise, train, and develop staff; operate computer and other standard office equipment. Physical ability to perform the essential job functions. Pass a criminal background check.

Physical Demands of Position:

The physical demands listed below represent those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Manual dexterity and coordination are required for over half of the daily work period which is spent sitting while operating office equipment such as computers, keyboards, 10-key, telephones, and other standard office equipment, or driving. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, reach, bend, kneel, stoop, twist, crouch, climb, balance, see, talk, hear, and manipulate objects. The position requires some mobility including the ability to move materials such as files and books up to 5 lbs. daily, over 5 lbs. rarely.

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is primarily working indoors. The employee may be exposed to hazardous conditions in the course of driving. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and lighting is adequate.

Additional Posting Information:

This is a full-time Exempt/Managerial (100%, 246 days/year) position in the RCC Foundation with an anticipated start date of 7/1/2023. Starting compensation will be based on Grade M of the 23-24 Salary Schedule (once it’s published), in accordance with initial placement per the current Management, Administrative, and Confidential Employee Handbook (Download PDF reader). For now, please reference the 22-23 salary schedule (Download PDF reader) for the current schedule. Consideration will be given to related experience and educational achievement. Exempt positions are renewed on an annual basis at the discretion of the College President.

Method of Application & Closing Date:

Position will remain open until filled. Documents required for submission include a cover letter and resume. Applications missing either of these required materials may be considered incomplete and ineligible for further review. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts indicating level of degree(s) earned.

RCC is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer actively seeking to recruit and retain members of historically underrepresented groups and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness:

Rogue Community College is considered a qualifying public employer for the purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, full-time employees working at the College may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan. Questions regarding your loan eligibility should be directed to your loan servicer or to the US Department of Education.

Rogue Community College does not discriminate in any programs, activities, or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. For further policy information and for a full list of regulatory specific contact persons visit the following webpage: www.roguecc.edu/nondiscrimination.

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