Full-Time Dean of Advancement - Middlesex Community College
Middlesex Community College
March 29, 2018
Location: Lowell, MA Category: Full-time Staff Posted On: Wed Mar 28 2018 Job Description:
Title: Dean of Advancement "DEADLINE EXTENDED"
Unit: Non-Unit Professional, Grade 9
Department: Office of College Advancement
Reports To: Executive Director, Institutional Advancement
The Dean of Advancement designs and executes a comprehensive program to develop additional sources of support for the College. Implements strategies to identify and achieve short- and long-term fundraising goals through annual, major, planned, and corporate and foundation giving. Cultivates and facilitates relationships with community partners, businesses, and alumni in partnership with key stakeholders and works collaboratively with the Marketing and Communications Department to develop traditional and digital marketing fund-raising strategies. Directs all fundraising initiatives and events, the MCC Alumni Association, and the MCC Foundation scholarship program. Oversees departmental technology use, data collection, evaluation, and planning. Collaborates with all departments on campus and works closely with the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and the President. The Dean assists with the delivery of programs and services offered by the MCC Foundation.
Essential Job Functions:
Directs all initiatives, programs and operations offered by the Department of College Advancement and oversees on-going maintenance and improvements of internal controls and the department operations calendar.
Provides direction for all major fundraising campaigns including the Middlesex Fund, all scholarship funds, galas and other special events and campaigns. Overall responsibility for planning and implementing major fundraising campaigns, including capital campaigns and working, where necessary, with consultants to achieve college fundraising goals.
Oversees the MCC Foundation scholarship program, including the cultivation of new scholarships and promotion of strong relationships with scholarship donors/providers and supervises the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations whose responsibilities include managing the scholarship awards process.
Oversees the MCC Alumni Association, facilitating a sense of identity, loyalty, and commitment to the College among its alumni, through volunteerism, scholarship, and recognition programs. Promotes the personal, educational, and professional development of alumni and encourages financial support for the College. Supervises the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations whose responsibilities include alumni outreach and routine communications with alumni.
Directs annual programs such as the Celebrity Forum, a community outreach program and fund raising event supported through corporate and individual donations, as well as through ticket sales. Responsible for all aspects of this program including: contract negotiations; budget management; all communications with the speakers bureaus; event planning; fundraising, cultivation and communication with program sponsors, coordination of all publicity; supervision of all contract services including catering, media services, photographers, musicians, limousine service, and venue.
Oversees internal controls and protocols for database integrity, risk management, and Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance. Supervises other department personnel including the department's Database Administrator whose responsibilities include effective operations of data management, donor and alumni records, and gift processing.
Promotes and maintains responsive community relations with donors, prospective donors, alumni, and community leaders.
Oversees the selection of the annual Distinguished Alumni Award recipient and facilitates all communication with honoree.
Directs the production of the Annual Report on Giving and all other reports requested.
Manages office budget and event budgets.
Directs constituent relations and campaigning through technology and social media.
Assists and supports The President's Office and the MCC Foundation Board by supervising logistics for Foundation programs and services.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs other related duties as required.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Normal office environment, not subject to extreme variations of temperature, noise, odors, etc.
Ability to attend early morning, nights, weekends and after work hours community events on a regular basis.
Potential for some travel.
Use of computer keyboards requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
More than half of time spent in normal office setting.
An extensive background, minimum of 7 years, in advancement, fundraising, and event management including proven knowledge of current trends and best practices in the field.
Master's degree plus knowledge of development program planning and organizational management or equivalent experience.
Excellent interpersonal skills and judgement suitable for exercising appropriate discretion and demeanor when dealing with employees, Board members and members of the public.
Sophisticated understanding of complex nature of the relationship building process as it relates to development including researching prospects, conducting solicitation visits with prospects, and actively cultivating, soliciting and stewardship of annual fund prospects and donors.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Must be able to exercise exceptional judgment and high ethical standards in the handling of confidential information.
Commitment to the mission and philosophy of the Community College with a strong understanding and respect for the goals of the Office for College Advancement.
Program management, financial management, and leadership skills.
Experience and confidence in program development and the willingness to take risks in proposing, developing, and implementing new initiatives.
Demonstrated appreciation of and support for diversity.
Ability to communicate effectively to establish positive public relations and to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans, including those with different levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities.
Ability to lead, inspire and motivate a staff and to work effectively with staff from other college departments.
Comfortable with using Raiser's Edge NXT or equivalent databases.
Efficient and effective use of current technology.
This is a non-unit administrative position under the Non-Unit Personnel Policies Handbook.
Salary Range: $87,000 to $107,000
Location: Lowell campus with travel to the Bedford campus and to off-campus sites.
Application Deadline: May 7, 2018
Anticipated Start Date: June 2018
The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
Internal Number: 95875
About Middlesex Community College
At Middlesex Community College, everyone teaches, everyone learns. Collaborative in nature and innovative in practice, we educate, engage, and empower a diverse community of learners. Through transformative opportunities, we challenge and support every student to succeed and lead. Recognizing equity and inclusion as the foundation for excellence and creativity, Middlesex Community College meets the evolving educational, civic and workforce needs of our local and global communities.