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 College’s program offerings seek to both support the tourism industry as well as diversify employment opportunities in the region and enable economic mobility.
Valencia College Foundation
The 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 cannot be met through state aid or student tuition income.
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 2019-20, Valencia College Foundation disbursed $7.96 million, including $2.6 million in scholarships. In 2011, the Valencia Foundation received the prestigious Circle of Excellence National Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. In the past 10 years, the Valencia College 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.
Previous finance, accounting and investment management 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.
Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student populations.
A demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.
Location: Orlando, FL 32835 - District Office
Closing Date: Monday, August 30, 2021
Equal Employment Opportunity
Valencia College is an equal opportunity institution. We provide equal opportunity for employment and educational services to all.
The winner of the inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Valencia College is one of the largest community colleges in Florida, teaching more than 73,000 students annually.
But it's our quality of education, not size, that truly makes us great. Our Honors program is viewed by the National Collegiate and Southern Regional Honors Council as one of the exemplary programs in the nation. The Orlando Sentinel dubbed our fine-arts faculty one of the best in the region, and director Steven Spielberg called our film program one of the best anywhere. But the opinions that matter most are those of our students, and 92 percent say we met or exceeded their expectations on overall quality of education.
We strive to ensure that equal access to higher education belongs to everyone, because the future does, too.
We stand in the gap between what is and what can be. We pave a path to true potential. Whether it’s helping students land a dream job or continue on to the university of their dreams, we do everything in our power to make that possible for each and every one of our students.
Recognized as one of “The Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Educ...ation, we understand the importance of fostering a collaborative environment that encourages teamwork, creativity and the achievement of a true work/life balance.
At Valencia College, it’s more than just a job. We’re committed to helping our students reach their full potential by providing them with the right opportunities, the right tools and the right support. And that begins with recruiting the right talent.
We seek leaders. Inspirers. Motivators. Educational enthusiasts, passionate optimists and experienced realists. Individuals who not only believe in our students, but will help our students believe in themselves.
Valencia College has six campuses as well as a School of Public Safety, an Advanced Manufacturing Training Center and a District Office, all conveniently located throughout Central Florida and easily accessible by local freeways, expressways, and surface streets. But the convenient commute is just part of the appeal. With beautiful year-round weather, endless entertainment and dining options, and world-famous attractions, there's no shortage of incredible ways to spend your spare time.