Director of Foundations

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Director of Foundations

POSTING OPENS: 04/01/2024
POSTING CLOSES: 04/22/2024
CLASSIFICATION – MnSCU Academic Professional 3 (Foundations Associate Director & Development Director)
WORK AREA – Rapids and Cambridge Foundations – Rapids Campus
HOURS OF WORK – Monday – Friday (8:00 am – 4:30 pm)
EMPLOYMENT CONDITION – Full-time, Unlimited, Unclassified
SALARY RANGE – $26.64-$39.06/hourly; $55,624- $81,557/annually

Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) is an open-door, comprehensive higher education institution committed to excellence in teaching and learning. ARCC has campuses in both Cambridge and Coon Rapids, Minnesota.

The aligned institutions of Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College (ATC) are members of Minnesota State. With over 100 degree, certificate, and transfer programs across three campuses, ARCC and ATC have served the citizens of the Twin Cities and East Central Minnesota since 1965. Annually, the two colleges (three campuses) serve more than 16,000 learners of all ages and ethnicities as they pursue associate degrees that transfer as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree, or technical and certificate programs that lead immediately to rewarding careers.

We are committed to responding to the educational needs of our changing communities and to providing opportunities for enhancing knowledge, skills, and values in a supportive learning environment. We recognize and assert the value of inclusion as an ethical imperative and as a necessity for academic rigor, student success, and lifelong learning. Our goal is to strive for inclusive excellence in our commitment to preparing all students and employees for success. Our commitment to inclusive excellence seeks to extend beyond academic offerings to meet diverse student interests as well as regional and economic needs.

Our college prides itself in our support for students’ holistic needs. We have many students who are first-generation students, students with disabilities, veteran students, post-traditional students, and students who identify as LGBTQIA. The student population at ARCC is composed of <1% American Indian/Alaska Native, 7% Asian, 12% Black or African American, 6% Hispanic of any race, <1% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, 60% White, and 4% two or more races, and 10% unknown. We are committed to creating a vibrant and diverse community of employees composed of first-generation students, employees with disabilities, veterans, and employees who identify as LGBTQIA. Our employee population at ARCC consists of 17.1% Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC).

For more information about our college, please visit our website at

The mission of the Anoka-Ramsey Foundations fulfills the potential of the students in the North Metro and East Central Minnesota areas, by expanding their opportunities and broadening their horizons with an affordable education and promise of a strong future.

The Foundations Associate Director & Development Director is responsible for providing leadership and management for the two Foundations’ operations, fundraising growth and sustained success. The position will identify, cultivate, and personally solicit individuals, corporations and private foundations who have the potential to make gifts to the ARCC Coon Rapids and Cambridge Foundations. This position encompasses responsibility for two distinct Foundations and geographies which include the North Metro area (Rapids Campus Foundation) and the Eastern Central Minnesota area (Cambridge Campus Foundation).

The Foundations Associate Director & Development Director will build capacity and increase visibility of ARCC Foundations; increase connections between donors and the college; promote and advance fundraising for the college’s needs including annual fund, major gifts, alumni outreach; oversee the scholarship programs; develop donor relationships, and pursue solicitation of gifts from corporations, businesses, foundations, and individuals. This position is responsible for preparing a variety of written correspondence, documents, reports, database management, financial records, and customer service. Finally, this position works directly with existing, new and proposed academic programs to facilitate both cash and in-kind donations to foster programmatic success.

This position will have responsibilities at both campuses and may require traveling between Cambridge and Coon Rapids as needed. The home campus will be the Rapids campus. A hybrid work schedule is possible. The successful candidate and hiring manager will work together to determine a schedule that meets the department needs.

• Experience working in an educational setting, not for profit or other industry performing fundraising, donor relations and/or related responsibilities.
• Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Education, Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, or related area along with three (3) years of professional related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.
• Ability to understand the relationship between college leadership and major gift donors.
• Experience in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
• Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
• Commitment to working with and fostering an inclusive environment for a diverse population of individuals.

• Professional experience in education fundraising and major gift fundraising
• Experience working in a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
• Demonstrated knowledge of current best practices in development, including annual major gift-giving
• Experience in writing business plans and proposals
• Master’s degree in Public Administration, Education, Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, or related area

Please complete the Anoka-Ramsey Community College online application form at and upload these documents by the posting deadline:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial College Transcripts
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement (see prompt below) 

DE&I Statement Prompt: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work is the responsibility of the entire college, including our faculty and staff. Describe how you would be able to support the efforts of Equity 2030 and the campus work of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the position for which you are applying.

Within your application material, please address how you meet all minimum qualifications and any preferred qualifications for this position. Incomplete applications may not be accepted.

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business, whether using a rental or state vehicle, shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

The safety of all is of vital concern. The Clery Act Campus Crime & Security Report is available to prospective employees at ARCC at The campus Title IX Coordinator is Mike Opoku and can be contacted at or (763) 433-1272.

It is our commitment to ensure the selection process for this position is accessible to all candidates. Please contact the Anoka-Ramsey Human Resources Office, (763) 433-1160, to obtain these materials in an alternative media and/or to request a reasonable accommodation during the selection process.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College is an equal opportunity institution and employer.


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