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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Development/Fundraising, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Grants/Research Administration, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Provosts/Vice Presidents
Start July 1, 2021
The Vice President for College Relations is the chief advancement officer for the college and leads the daily operations in the College Relations Department, overseeing the areas of work for Development, Donor Relations, Alumni Relations, Business Relations, Church Relations, and City Relations. This leader works with the President to develop the overall strategy and vision for fundraising and all capital projects to lead the execution of these plans. The Vice President for College Relations also provides executive leadership for the Athletic Department at Crown College.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
Reflect, articulate, and promote the mission, vision, and identity of Crown College.
Develop and execute strategies for each area in College Relations, including Development, Donor Relations, Planned Giving, Alumni Relations, Business Relations, Church Relations, and City Relations.
Provide executive leadership to the Athletics Department, assuring excellence in all aspects of this key area at the college.
Develop a solid annual fund program at Crown, providing a growing budget impact at the institution.
Manage an individual portfolio of major gift donors making substantive contact (including face-to-face visits) and presenting major gift proposals to them in partnership with the President.
Develop giving societies and other programs to encourage donor and alumni annual giving.
Assure the database for all external constituents is well maintained and able to be utilized for various campaigns.
Provide leadership as needed for key events, including Homecoming and other various alumni and donor events.
Partner with the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer to develop and execute all communication plans to various external constituents.
Work with the President to establish a plan for capital projects. Assure this plan is implemented successfully by all parties involved.
Collaborate with academic and staff leaders at the college to develop fundraising projects for their areas as approved by the President’s Cabinet.
Build relationships with key influencers and stakeholders within the Christian and Missionary Alliance and Twin Cities.
Represent the College at on and off-campus events.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Candidates must have an appreciation and commitment to the college’s mission.
A passion and vision for Athletics and how it can impact the success of a college.
Experience building and leading a strong team that was successful in meeting their goals.
A proven ability to build strong collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and external constituents.
The capability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
A working knowledge of and ability to implement “best practices” for the various aspects of the College Relations Department.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
A drive to do what it takes to meet goals both as an individual and leader of their team.
Ability to manage budgets for the College Relations Department.
A committed, Christian faith, as demonstrated by the integration of their faith in their daily lives.
A Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
Five years of experience in fundraising work.
Five years of experience in Athletic Administration.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience
About Crown College
Crown College in St. Bonifacius, MN is conveniently located 30 miles west of the Twin Cities with close proximity to the cities of Waconia and Chanhassen. A distinctly Christian college, Crown recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, Crown is poised for growth in both its on-campus and online degree programs.
Crown College is affiliated with The Christian and Missionary Alliance, a denomination that has a 125 year history of focusing on the centrality of Jesus Christ and mobilizing workers to every corner of the world. Additionally, Crown College is accredited at the highest levels for Minnesota colleges and universities including The Higher Learning Commission of The North Central Association, the Minnesota state boards of teaching and nursing, and The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.