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Foundation Executive Director

Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff, NE

Job Description

Foundation Executive Director

The Western Nebraska Community College Foundation is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director in scenic western Nebraska.  The WNCC Foundation is the steward for over $7.4 million in assets, contributing over $175,000 in scholarship support annually and leading a capital campaign whose goals were exceeded by $1.4 million.

Responsibilities:  Management of all Foundation operations and events, to include: 

  • Directorship of the Foundation’s annual signature event, the Monument Marathon, a Boston Marathon-qualifying full and half-marathon attracting elite runners from around the United States;
  • Management of Alumni and Major Gifts team members
  • Creative development for fundraising from an engaged alumni and supportive community;
  • Donor contact and stewardship;
  • Financial management;
  • Leadership of annual campaign;
  • Envisioning and presenting special events;
  • Supporting the Foundation Board President in organizing and running Foundation Board meetings;
  • Representation of the Foundation to WNCC, President and Committees, Board of Governors, elected representatives and the business community.


  • Residency in (or willingness to relocate to) Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska;
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred);
  • Five years of experience with fundraising, foundation administration or public relations, including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.  Previous experience working in higher education preferred.

Skill set qualifications:

  • Strength and experience in public relations, writing and oral presentations;
  • Computer skills;
  • Experience in fundraising activities;
  • Administration of non-profit organizations;
  • Experience in planning/executing special events;
  • Experience in marketing;
  • Experience in grant-writing;
  • Or, any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of Executive Director.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. 

Start Date: Immediate. 

Application Deadline: Open until filled.  Initial review of applications will begin January 15, 2018. 

Application Procedure: Email letter of application, current resume, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to; or mail to Foundation Search, Human Resources Office, Western Nebraska Community College, 1601 East 27th Street, Scottsbluff, NE 69361-1815; or fax to 308.635.6161.


Job Details

Date Posted January 2, 2018
Date Closes March 3, 2018
Located In Scottsbluff, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 13-1131.00 Fundraisers
Zipcode 69361

This job offers the following benefits

  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Wellness Program

This job requires the following skills

  • Business - Writing
  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Accepts and Learns From Criticism
  • Excellent Communications
  • Public Speaking
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Public Administration - Public Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Media Planning
  • Non-Profit Marketing / Sales
  • Public Relations
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Enjoy these benefits
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Life Insurance
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