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Executive Director

The College of New Jersey
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 6, 2023

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

The Office of Advancement is seeking candidates for Executive Director of Advancement Services.

The Executive Director will direct and integrate all advancement services functions in the Office of College Advancement that are essential to the efficient and effective execution of the College's fundraising, volunteer engagement, and campaign management efforts. Reporting to the Vice President for College Advancement, s/he will serve as a visible leader-manager to evaluate operations, analyze data and information, and recommend solutions to help achieve strategic division and institutional goals. This position will closely collaborate with colleagues in development & alumni engagement; communications, marketing & brand management; government & community relations; as well as the financial and business, services, information technology, academic affairs, and other senior campus administrators to ensure that College Advancement resources are used effectively to grow a culture of increased philanthropy and volunteer leadership to the college. The incumbent will assist the VP for College Advancement in his role as Executive Director of The College of New Jersey Foundation in managing the finances of the Foundation.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Lead and coordinate all activities in the areas of gift acceptance, database administration, gift processing, constituent records, reporting and documentation
  • Provide support and direction in the conduct of TCNJ Foundation activities including the investment, revenue and expenditure of philanthropic gifts, reporting and policy development, and the conduct of the annual audit and IRS 990.
  • Interface with finance and business services to ensure accurate and compliant expenditure of funds, timely deposit and transfers of revenue, oversight of banking services and reporting requirements, and monitoring of endowment, charitable gift annuity, and restricted use accounts.
  • Ensure timely and accurate gift receipting, donor acknowledgement, preparation, analysis and distribution of fundraising and financial reporting..
  • Participate with senior administration in the development and implementation of departmental and college policy related to the planning and execution of all fundraising efforts.
Required Qualifications:
  • Strong knowledge of advancement services functions and financial services.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Minimum five years of direct responsibilities in advancement services/development operations or comparable experience.
  • Two or more years of supervisory experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters degree
  • Project management certification is preferred
Employer Qualifications:
  • Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and reference checks .
About TCNJ

TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings, including the fourth-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable finalist has been found.

In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.

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