President of the Consortium of Schools
The Virginia College Fund is seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of President who is a highly motivated leader with a demonstrated ability to fundraise. The successful candidate will have a seasoned track record in donor and board development, fundraising, and planned giving experience. While not required, advancement success in educational settings is preferred. Additionally, this leader will have well-developed communication (compelling public personae to tell the consortia story and interpersonal rapport), marketing, public relations, and sales skills. It is expected that the candidate of choice will exemplify a high degree of integrity and ethical characteristics.
Founded in 1965, the Virginia College Fund (VCF) has been a reliable, consistent source of financial support for rural institutions of higher learning, providing access through direct support to many students from low to moderate income households, minority students, and students who are the first in their families to attend college. Member higher education institutions are Averett University in Danville, Bluefield College in Bluefield, Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, and Ferrum College in Ferrum. As a statewide consortium well-known for over 50 years, the VCF has been able to cultivate donors and board members committed to expanding access to higher education. The VCF’s support comes from individuals, corporations, foundations, and trusts.
The President of VCF provides leadership for, and management of, the VCF. Specifically, the President is the executive agent of the Board of Directors and has responsibility in executing the fundraising and organizational functions that achieve the goals and expectations of the VCF that yields the greatest benefit to the member institutions and their students. The President leads in the development of the short- and long-range goals of the consortium, as well as develops and executes the comprehensive fundraising objectives for its members’ benefit. The President has the primary responsibility of cultivating and managing the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual, major, endowed, and planned gifts from prospective and existing donors of the VCF, including fundraising initiatives for foundation and corporate giving through the utilization of effective and timely grant and proposal writing. Cultivating board membership and conducting donor appreciation gatherings and the development of marketing and public relations materials to enhance the VCF’s image are the responsibility of the President.
Please send a letter of interest, resume, and the names and full contact information for at least three professional references to VCF Search Committee, c/o President David Olive, 3000 College Ave., Bluefield, VA 24605, or email@example.com. References will not be contacted without candidates’ consent later in the search process. Additional information about the Virginia College Fund is available at www.thevcf.org. Compensation will be based upon experience, education, and certifications. The VCF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, disability, military service, or genetic information in its employment.