Vice President of Institutional Advancement



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Vice President of Institutional Advancement

  • 492546
  • Paducah
  • Staff
  • Full-time
  • West Ky Community & Technical College

Title: Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Salary Range: $78,000 - $92,000 annually

Contract Term Length: 12 Months

Standard Hours: 37.5

Work Location: On-Site

FLSA Status: Exempt

College: West Kentucky Community & Technical College

Campus Location: West Kentucky Community & Technical College

Department: Advancement


West Kentucky Community & Technical College offers a competitive benefits package and an attractive work environment that supports excellence, innovation, and creativity including:

  • Exceptional health care, vision, dental coverage for you and your family
  • Tuition reimbursement/waiver for you, your spouse, and dependents
  • 403(b) retirement plan: a 5% employee contribution receives a 10% employer match
  • Vacation/Sick Time
  • Work-Life Balance
  • 9.5 Paid Holidays
  • 2 Weeks Institutional Closing Pay (Last 2 weeks of December) for qualifying positions
  • Employee Assistance Program

Job Summary

West Kentucky Community & Technical College (WKCTC), recognized as a top 10 community college in the nation by The Aspen Institute five consecutive times and twice as a Finalist with Distinction, invites applications for the position of Vice President of Institutional Advancement. WKCTC is a comprehensive community college that provides excellence in teaching a learning, promotes student success, and supports economic development.

Job Duties:

As the College’s chief advancement officer, the Vice President of Institutional Advancement will provide leadership in the development and execution of a comprehensive advancement program to secure ongoing financial resources for the College and support the goals and mission of WKCTC and KCTCS. Responsible to the President, the vice president will serve as a member of the President’s leadership team and the President’s designee as Executive Director of the WKCTC Foundation. Working closely with the Foundation Board of Directors, its officers and others across the institution, the vice president works under the direction of the President to provide strategic direction in establishing goals and identifying fundraising priorities. The Vice President will represent WKCTC among key constituency groups on a local, state, and national level to further strengthen the College’s reputation as a nationally recognized community college.

The individual, in collaboration with the President, college and foundation leadership, will plan, organize and implement programs to continue and expand the success of established advancement initiatives, including, but not limited to, capital campaigns, major and planned gifts, donor stewardship, foundation and corporate gifts, government funding, and special events. The vice president will establish and administer policies and procedures that maintain the highest level of stewardship in overseeing the investment and use of gifts.

Minimum Qualifications:

Successful candidates will possess the following:

1. Demonstrated leadership experience and credibility as a successful advancement leader in a major organization/institution, preferably non-profit.
2. Demonstrated experience and success in major gifts fundraising, capital campaigns, planned giving programs, and annual giving strategies.
3. Knowledge of, and preferably active participation in, accelerating changes, trends and best practices within higher education institutional advancement, specifically the community college setting
4. Record of successful donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
5. Demonstrated collaborative leadership style and the communication and interpersonal skills to build effective relationships with key internal and external constituency groups
6. Demonstrated ability to lead in developing a vision of growth in institutional advancement that is consistent with the College’s mission and strategic goals
7. Knowledge of fundraising must include demonstrated awareness of IRS requirements
8. Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university, Masters degree preferred
9. 3 – 5 years of extensive senior level management experience in development/fundraising management, or comparable professional experience 

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