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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.

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.

Commensurate with experience.

Start Date:

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

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