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Valencia College seeks a passionate, dedicated and motivated senior leader to serve as the College’s Foundation Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. This position is a member of the Foundation's Senior Leadership Team and reports to the Foundation President and CEO.
As Foundation Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, you will be responsible for the overall fiscal management of Valencia Foundation, including guiding the finance team, external auditors and investment portfolio advisers. This leader oversees scholars and program disbursement, in addition to assisting with overall foundation staff leadership, policy development and board relationships, such as finance committee management and engagement.
Valencia College is a member of the Florida College System, a network of 28 state colleges under the purview of the Florida Department of Education, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Valencia is one of the largest community colleges in Florida and the inaugural winner of the Aspen Prize for Community Colleges. The College offers more than 120 programs, including two- and four-year degrees, accelerated training and continuing education.
This past year, Valencia achieved Gold Status under Florida’s Performance-based Funding program and was awarded the highest level of funding. Its unique DirectConnectTM partnership provides graduates with an A.A. or an articulated A.S. degree from Valencia guaranteed admission to UCF. In addition, Valencia, the School District of Osceola County, and the Education Foundation of Osceola County have led the way in creating “Got College?” This effort is designed to raise Osceola County’s historically low college-going rate. The results have been impressive. For its leadership in this important initiative, Valencia earned a “Chancellor’s Best Practice Award” from the Florida College System.
Recognized as one of “The Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education, at Valencia, we understand the importance of fostering a collegial environment that fosters collaboration and creativity, and achieving a true work/life balance.
Valencia has been named by HBCU Connect as one of its top 50 employers for recruitment efforts targeting students and graduates from our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Serving the greater metro Orlando area, some of the the College’s program offerings seek both to support the tourism industry as well as diversify employment opportunities in the region and enable economic mobility.
Valencia College Foundation
Valencia College Foundation seeks to provide the margin of excellence for which Valencia has long been known. The Foundation is a separate, not-for-profit, IRS approved 501(c) (3) corporation chartered in 1974 to provide financially for the educational needs of Valencia that can be best met through private philanthropy.
Working here you will have the opportunity to ensure that equal access to higher education belongs to everyone, because the future does, too. The Foundation maintains more than 650 named scholarships, academic support funds, endowed teaching chairs and fellowships.
During the 2018-19 fiscal year, the foundation awarded $8.2 million, which included $2.49 million in scholarships for about 3,000 students. In the past 10 years, Valencia Foundation disbursed $39.6 million. In 2011, the Valencia Foundation received the unsolicited national prestigious Circle of Excellence Award in Educational Fundraising from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Valencia Foundation has been named one of the nation’s top two community college endowments every year for 17 years and maintains more than $100 million in net assets.
CASE selected Valencia as one of 10 top-performing community-college foundations based on VSE, IPEDS and NACUBO data. As this bench-marking list continues to expand over time, Valencia has maintained its inaugural position. Among the nation's 1,200 tow-year colleges, the average endowment value is $12 million; Valencia's endowment value is more than $80 million.
Valencia College Foundation is committed to providing even greater opportunity for students through its $30 million, multi-year Valencia Promise Campaign, raising funds to support 14 priorities through four pillars of promise:
- make education affordable and accessible by breaking down barriers;
- grow our community's economy by enhancing and expanding signature programs;
- lead individuals into high-wage jobs by training them for high-demand careers; and
- innovate learning by fostering collaboration and experimentation.
Valencia College Foundation is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. We value the richness of diversity in its many forms and respect the dignity of each individual. Valencia’s students reflect the diversity of our service districts, and the College seeks a leader who will support Valencia's mission to unlock access to learning for students of all backgrounds.
If you would like to be part of fulfilling an everlasting promise to our students and our community, please complete and submit an online application along with a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position.
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The ideal candidate will have:
- Master’s degree from an accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience (Required)
- Previous finance, accounting and investment management of at least 10 years with progressive succession at a nonprofit organization.
- Have progressively responsible experience in financial planning for a non-profit organization and proven experience with bookkeeping, donor stewardship, resource development, foundation relations, scholarship coordination, and alumni relations functions.
- Hands-on experience overseeing investment advisers managing endowed funds of at least $50 million.
- Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student populations.
- A demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.