Flexible Spending Accounts
Pre-Tax Commuting Benefits
Pre-Paid Legal Plan
Employee Assistance Program
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 71
Reporting to the Senior Director Community Engagement, the Director Foundations and Community Colleges in the Volunteer Engagement and Leadership Division, works with staff, members, and volunteers to deepen engagement with current public college and university foundation and community college members.
This position will identify and engage potential new members, with a goal of growing CASE’s membership within these two communities. Using creativity, entrepreneurial flair, networking skill, and business development acumen, the position ensures the creation and delivery of sustainable support, programming, and services for foundation and community college professionals.
This position will also work to ensure that existing CASE services continue to evolve to meet the needs of current and future members.
The core functions of this position include but are not limited to the following:
Collaborates with CASE Colleagues to help ensure implementation of CASE objectives, by:
Developing a deep understanding of existing and potential foundation and community colleges communities.
Forging relationships with CASE staff and volunteers in all offices to identify, develop, and deliver services for foundation and community college professionals.
Developing and communicating a clear membership value proposition for foundations and community colleges.
Commissioning, creating and curating content that meets the needs of the foundation and community college markets.
Identifying and stewarding potential partnerships with other related organizations, associations, networks, and communities.
Identifying and engaging potential new members as well as work to steward and retain current members.
Providing support to emerging institutions, especially those where offices may be small, multi-tasking, and where advancement is often a new concept.
Incorporating tasks and/or projects related to objectives as directed.
Work collaboratively with Education Division colleagues globally to develop, deliver, and communicate an annual calendar of programming for foundations, community colleges, and grants professionals.
Fiscal Management/Budget Responsibilities/Judicious Use of Resources
Exercises fiscal responsibility in using of all CASE resources.
Generate new income to achieve the outcomes desired.
Develop and manage budgets to support activities.
Manage the Committee on Public College and University Foundations and the Center for Community College Advancement Advisory Committee.
Work cooperatively and diplomatically with all divisions and regions.
Liaises with CASE colleagues in other parts of the world to ensure the best sharing of ideas, expertise and knowledge.
Incorporates tasks and/or projects related to objectives as directed by the CASE Strategic Plan.
In keeping with the CASE Values Statement, ensures that CASE is well represented by exercising a high degree of professionalism, accuracy, and ethics, in all activities, services, and products.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the manager.
JOB COMPLEXITY AND KNOWLEDGE
The Director Foundations and Community Colleges receives broad direction from the Senior Director, Community Engagement and is otherwise expected to work with a high level of autonomy and independence, discretion, confidentiality, and diplomacy. The position interacts with CASE staff from across the world, and may come not contact with senior volunteers, members and other high level external key stakeholders. The Director Foundations and Community Colleges will be responsible for his/her own time management and planning tasks to ensure the key responsibilities are met.
Problem Solving and Judgment
High level judgment and problem-solving skills are required, as the incumbent is frequently faced with situations which require immediate action in response to issues and requests. The breadth and depth of understanding of an issue and the key internal/external persons handling the issue, and the way in which the issue is handled, all affect the outcome of the situation.
Professional and Organizational Knowledge
The position requires that the incumbent quickly develop a deep understanding of CASE, its policies and procedures and an understanding of the culture and regional and divisional interdependencies.
The position requires a deep understanding and respect for CASE’s systems and workflow.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree and 5-10 years of progressive and relevant work experience preferably at a foundation or community college, or an organization that works closely with them.
Skills and Abilities:
A demonstrated interest in advancing education in the not-for-profit sector.
A strong commitment to contributing to an organizational culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion.
An understanding of and interest in engaging with a broad range of cultures and countries.
A demonstrable interest in and appreciation of the activities, purpose, and ethos of CASE.
Self-awareness and the ability to give and take feedback.
The ability to influence a wide range of people both through negotiation and leading by example.
Strategic and able to make an effective contribution to the activities of the association.
A creative thinker who is excited by learning and finding innovative approaches to work.
Strong business acumen with the ability to perform at both the strategic and tactical level.
High energy, self-starting approach.
Empathetic team member.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in different geographies and from different cultural backgrounds.
A deep understanding of public college and university foundations and/or community colleges.
Creativity, entrepreneurial flair, networking skill, and business development acumen.
Experience generating income and setting and managing budgets.
A strong communicator with rapport who is approachable and a good listener.
Experience in one or more areas within institutional advancement (alumni relations, communications, marketing, fundraising, or advancement services) and a clear capacity to understand the needs of other, allied professional areas within an institution.
Experience working with, managing, and stewarding members and volunteers, including advisory committees and affinity groups.
Experience developing and implementing member or customer engagement strategies; confidence at building relationships at a leadership level within CASE member institutions and other influential stakeholders.
About Council for Advancement & Support of Education
CASE is a global not-for-profit and membership association whose vision is to advance education to transform lives and society. Its mission is to be the home for communities of advancement professionals and to inspire, challenge and equip them to act effectively and with integrity to champion the success of their institutions. CASE defines the competencies and standards for the profession of advancement, leading and championing their dissemination and application with over 97,000 advancement professionals at 3,100 member institutions in 80 countries.
Broad and growing communities of professional practice gather under the global CASE umbrella. Currently these include alumni relations, development services, digital, communications, fundraising, government relations, marketing, and web. These professionals are at all stages of their career and may be working in universities, schools, colleges, cultural entities or other not-for-profits. CASE membership also includes many corporate partners. CASE uses the intellectual capital and professional talents of an army of volunteers to advance its work.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, CASE works across all continents from its r...egional offices in London, Singapore, and Mexico City. CASE works to achieve a seamless experience for all its stakeholders: particularly its members, volunteers, and staff. Working together across time zones and borders, CASE staff in all offices seek to make the ambitious OneCASE aspiration a reality.