Director of Office Institutional Advancement -SKC Foundation Department

$56,043 - $65,430 yearly
  • Salish Kootenai College
  • Pablo, MT, USA
  • Mar 01, 2024
Full time Education Management

Job Description

General Summary:

The Director for the Salish Kootenai College Office of Institutional Advancement is responsible for working to achieve the mission and financial objectives of the College. The position activities include fundraising, alumni relations, donor relations and administration of day-to-day operations and management of staff.

Specific responsibilities include development of annual goals and objectives; identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual, major, and planned giving prospects; conducting prospect research; planning and implementing events for the Office of Institutional Advancement. Must be an effective communicator and able to work in a collaborative environment.

Under the direction of the SKC President, the Director will be responsible for developing a 5-year Strategic Plan with goals and objectives, and a comprehensive strategic communications plan that will enhance and strengthen the identity of the Office of Institutional Advancement, as well as the College. The Director will build awareness and interest, serve as a spokesperson and manage the flow of information to the public. 

The Director will ensure that all SKC policies and procedures are followed and adhere to SKC financial practice as it relates to endowments, fundraising, scholarship awards and budgets.

The Director will serve as the chairperson of the Investment Committee to ensure compliance with the investment policy, and keep abreast of current trends that may affect the portfolio of the Office of Institutional Advancement. This will include reviewing the investment portfolio performance quarterly and reviewing investment strategies and decisions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Business, Marketing, communications or related field or 10 years of experience in non-profit leadership and management. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Three years’ experience working collaboratively as part of a development team for a non-profit entity.
  • Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, computer proficiency and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Applicant must demonstrate ability to set priorities, have strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Applicant must have demonstrated ability to construct the creation and use of appropriate messaging, the creation of fund development opportunities, and the development of training opportunities for staff and key volunteers.
  • Ability to identify, cultivate, and solicit major gift prospects, as well as assist team member to do the same.
  • Must have proven ability to think strategically and conceptualize and describe funding needs in a way that is compelling and comprehensive to the potential donor.
  • Must have experience in establishing, implementing, and delivering messages on behalf of an organization or campaign to achieve a defined goal and objective.
  • Familiarity or proficiency with nonprofit data management systems.
  • Familiarity or proficiency with legal and accounting requirements for 501(c)(3) charities.
  • Work in Native Communities.
  • Commitment to the Mission of SKC.
  • Understanding of Cultural Diversity.