Executive Director, Foundation and Vice President, External Affairs

Westchester Community College Foundation

Posted: 10/23/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Fundraising/Development

Primary domain: Education

City: Valhalla

Postal code: 10595

State: New York

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$10M - $20M



Mission statement:

Founded in 1946, Westchester Community College is unwavering in its mission to provide accessible, high quality, and affordable education to meet the needs of its student community. The College hosts a diverse student population of 26,000 and is the first State University of New York campus to receive the Minority and Hispanic Serving Institution designation. Led by President Dr. Belinda Miles, the College is poised to continue its commitments to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development, and lifelong learning.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Executive Director, Foundation and Vice President, External Affairs

Westchester Community College Foundation

Valhalla, NY


Westchester Community College Foundation (WCCF), a separate 501(c)(3) not-for-profit foundation, was founded in 1969 in support of student needs. The Foundation is committed to supporting the College’s values of success, excellence, and opportunity, and consistently ranks among the top ten highest performing community college foundations in the nation for overall fundraising. Since 2013, the Foundation’s philanthropic and programmatic support for the College has assisted in a 55% increase in the three-year graduation rate and a 58% increase in college readiness. WCCF is at a pivotal and exciting milestone in its history. As the College approaches its 75th anniversary in 2021, the Foundation seeks to further refine and expand the scope of its philanthropic and programmatic work. 

WCCF seeks an exceptional strategic and mission-driven Executive Director, Foundation and Vice President, External Affairs (EDVP) to collaborate with the Foundation Board of Directors to further expand the public image and visibility among targeted philanthropic constituencies.


The successful EDVP will actively mentor his or her staff, providing strategic support and ongoing guidance while maintaining best fundraising practices and clearly defined goals. In addition, s/he will manage a personal portfolio of selected prospects. Leading by example, the EDVP will creatively design and execute identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.

The ideal candidate will possess strong management abilities, including effective motivation, mentoring, and team building: the talent to leverage team members’ existing capacity and strengthen performance, while maintaining best practices, camaraderie, and shared accountability. Along with strong communication and interpersonal skills, s/he will have a track record of providing strategic direction, leadership, and daily management of successful fundraising initiatives.


Not Specified


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Westchester Community College Foundation has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at [email protected].

Posted By: Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC


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