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Vice President for Advancement

Company: Odessa College
Location: Odessa
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

The Aspen Institute's Community College Excellence Program, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America's community colleges, awarded Odessa College its Aspen Prize Rising Star Award in 2017 and 2019, ranking Odessa College among the top five in the nation for improving and advancing student achievement out of 1100 eligible institutions. -
Odessa College has transformed its culture around how college employees feel toward students, toward each other, toward their jobs and toward their participation in the life and vision of a college whose main goal is to be the best in the nation at improving student outcomes. Employees at Odessa College have truly embraced what it means to be "All In." Establishing that shared understanding that student success and year-on-year progress toward improving such success is felt as a personal achievement by every employee. -
The Vice President for Advancement, Business and Government Relations plays a critical role in advancing the college's mission by leading all development efforts by OC and the OC Foundation Board. As well as developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with business, community, and government leaders throughout the Permian Basin. Reporting directly to the College President, the Vice President for Advancement, Business and Government Relations ensures that key business, community, and government partnerships are maintained and included in relevant strategic initiatives. Specific Position Duties Provide leadership and oversight for the resource development activities of the College. -
Provide leadership, supervise, and coordinate fundraising activities of the College, and the OC Foundation, including donor recognition activities, naming opportunities and gift acknowledgments. -
Supervises and leads annual giving campaigns benefiting the College and Community. -
Establish and cultivate key relationships with business, community, and government leaders. -
Develop and execute a comprehensive and proactive business, community, and government relations strategy that advances the college's vision and strategic priorities. -
Provide consistent representation of the college at business, community, and government meetings and events. -
Maintain communication legislative officials and keep the college up to date with legislative updates and priorities. -
Provide quarterly reports to the college's administrative team, highlighting key partnerships, communication timelines, and emerging needs. -
Lead special projects and initiatives on behalf of the College President. -
Other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree; Demonstrated ability to raise funds through various efforts; Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with people from varied backgrounds; Strong communication and organizational skills. Industrious, self-motivated, productive, cooperative personality. Preferred Qualifications Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution of higher education in education, leadership, business, management, or related field. -
Demonstrated ability to foster relationships with business, community, and/or government leaders. -
Demonstrated leadership experience. -
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. -
Ability to manage multiple projects and lead cross functional team efforts across the college's divisions. Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts Optional Documents Odessa College
    201 W. University Blvd.
    Odessa, Tx 79764

Keywords: Odessa College, Odessa , Vice President for Advancement, Executive , Odessa, Texas

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