Director of Development

Mahnomen, Minnesota
DOQ + Benefits
Sep 18, 2018
Job Type
Full Time

WETCC Mission

White Earth Tribal and Community College is an institution dedicated to academic excellence grounded in Anishinaabe culture, values, and traditions.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the President, ensures efficient and effective management of all developments functions of the college, including: planning, directing and controlling the administrative functions of the Facilities, IT, Marketing and Security departments, seeking grants and raising funds for college departments and functions, coordination of grant management, external public relations and communications, management of alumni relations and communications, management of capital and infrastructure development and maintenance, and management of special projects and initiatives as assigned by the President.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops, authorizes and directs the policies, procedures, programming and activities of Facilities, IT, Marketing, Security and Development divisions to ensure compliance with HLC accreditation, WETCC mission and standards, federal compliance requirements and all applicable regulations.    
  • Responsible for planning, organizing, and directing WETCC fundraising including donor relations, fundraising initiatives, special events and capital campaigns. 
  • Serves on President’s Administrative Cabinet and assigned committees.
  • Directs and supervises assigned staff on all performance and personnel matters.
  • Serves as a senior administer in helping WETCC accomplish its strategic priorities to assist in maintaining quality improvement.
  • Maintains control over the inventory, budget, and expenditures of assigned departments and is responsible for the appropriate utilization of funds. 
  • Serves as primary grant coordinator for assigned grants, including the Title III federal grant(s).  Ensures objectives of grants are monitored, met and reported as required in each particular grant.
  • Oversees monitoring and preparation of Facilities, IT, Marketing, Security and Development divisions’ fiscal and technical reports, as pertinent.
  • Responsible for seeking grants opportunities and developing proposals for grant funding in collaboration with internal departments and/or external organizations to enhance WETCC operations, in conformance with the approved strategic plan. 
  • Facilitates recruitment, selection, orientation, and retention of faculty/staff.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining collaborative tribal, local and regional relationships for advancing the WETCC mission and the Facilities, IT, Marketing, Security and Development department’s priority focus areas. 
  • Participates in professional development activities and serves on college committees that support the goals and mission of the college.
  • Actively participates in planned and informal recruitment and retention activities.
  • Gathers data, creates reports, and shares information with pertinent staff to assist in decision-making.
  • Manages external public relations and communications.
  • Manages alumni relations and communication.
  • Assists the COT and WETCC Foundation boards in fundraising activities.
  • Oversees monitoring and preparation of fiscal and technical reports relating to various projects for the College and U.S. Department of Education.
  • All other duties assigned as related to position. 
  • With regard to social mediums such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, representation of the employee’s personal opinions as being endorsed by WETCC or any of its organizations to promote any personal opinion, products, cause, or political candidate is strictly prohibited. 

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five years administrative experience in a higher education setting preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Title III Capacity Building Project and its objectives.
  • Thorough knowledge of tribal college movement, specifically WETCC.
  • Knowledge of funds management, federal, state and private.
  • Excellent leadership and managerial skills and the capacity to supervise and lead assigned staff.
  • Excellent computers skills in a Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Excellent organizational and research skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to supervise and direct personnel.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through written and oral correspondence.
  • Ability to practice a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to be a team player.
  • Ability to multitask and apply problem solving techniques.

Certificates, License and Registrations

  • Current driver’s license and insurance required.
  • Individual Background Check required upon hire.
  • May be required to travel for professional development and job-related activities.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being permed by people assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.