Executive Search Profile: Executive Director, CSM Foundation

Cover page of the executive search profile pdf with photos of smiling graduates
Download the
Executive Search Profile

The College of Southern Maryland is seeking confidential nominations and expressions of interest for its next Executive Director of the CSM Foundation.

The Executive Director of the CSM Foundation is responsible for leading and managing the college's foundation, which includes planning and executing fundraising strategies, building and maintaining relationships with donors, working with the CSM Foundation Board of Directors, and overseeing the administration of foundation operations.

This position reports to the college president and works closely with college leadership to build relationships and secure financial resources to support the institution's education programs, scholarships, and projects. The Executive Director implements all approved programs, activities, and budgets to develop funding sources that advance the college.


About the College

Our Mission

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) enhances lives and strengthens the economic vitality of a diverse and changing region by providing affordable postsecondary education, workforce development, and cultural and personal enrichment opportunities.

The College of Southern Maryland, the sixth largest community college in Maryland, is a public, regional community college with a far-reaching goal to help students and the community meet the challenges of individual, social, and global changes. Today the College serves the tri-county area that includes Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s counties. The College’s history began with the establishment of Charles County Community College in 1958 as part of the continuing expansion of the community college in America. At its inception in 1958, the College was governed by the Charles County Board of Education, with the first classes conducted at La Plata High School in the evenings. The Friendly Hall Campus, which is now the La Plata Campus, was established in 1968. The College expanded its services to St. Mary’s County in 1978 and Calvert County in 1980. On July 1, 2000, the College officially became the College of Southern Maryland, a regional college serving all three counties that comprise Southern Maryland.

Today, CSM is known as a progressive, innovative, and technologically advanced institution. CSM prides itself on delivering high quality educational services and for its role as a catalyst for business, industry, and government to identify the resources needed to grow and maintain a healthy economy and community. The College is funded by the tri-counties it serves at 31.6%, by the State of Maryland at 31%, and by tuition and fees at 35.5%. CSM offers an array of associate degree programs, industry certifications, career training, personal enrichment, wellness, and fitness activities. The College prepares and provides students with the tools and resources needed to immediately succeed in a competitive marketplace.

Application Process

This search is being facilitated by the Division of People, Culture, and Equity - Talent Acquisition. Candidates are asked to use the college's Human Resources website to apply online by July 26, 2024.

Apply Now

Contact Us

For questions related to the search process, calendar, and position profile, contact:

Lanetra Solomon
HR Talent Acquisition Partner
ljsolomon@csmd.edu, 301-934-7722

Kamber Smith
HR Talent Acquisition Partner
klsmith21@csmd.edu, 301-934-7000

To learn more about our amazing employee engage and total rewards, please visit www.csmd.edu/employment/benefits. Our benefits guide is full of information to help answer any questions you may have.

CMS Page Edit