Executive Director of Development

Expiring today

Massachusetts Bay Community College
Massachusetts, United States
$90,000.00 - $100,000.00
Apr 13, 2021
May 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The ideal candidate will join a vibrant and inclusive educational community, and have a desire and ability to work with a diverse population.

The Executive Director of Development is the chief development officer of the College, overseeing the College’s fundraising and alumni relations activities. These include coordination of the annual campaign, special events, donor cultivation, scholarship fund development, and serving as Executive Director of the MassBay Foundation.


Key Responsibilities and Duties:

The Executive Director of Development will:

  1. Work with the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Marketing, and Communications to develop and implement annual fundraising goals and goals pertaining to the development of the Foundation;
  • Serve as Executive Director of the MassBay Foundation and as ex-officio member of its Board of Directors;
  • Be responsible for development and management of fundraising and development plans, coordinate alumni-related publications, and develop budgets for various events;
  • Be responsible for initiating or strengthening: the annual fund, special events, planned giving, major donor cultivation and stewardship, corporation and foundation solicitations, donor research, and constituency fundraising;
  • Supervise a professional staff of two, one in development and the other in development/alumni relations;
  • Oversee and manage the effectiveness of the MassBay Foundation scholarships and student support funds;
  • Cultivate, enlist, and train volunteers to aid in fundraising;
  • Oversee maintenance of the database of the College’s alumni and development contacts;
  • Plan and initiate all major appeals including major gifts, planned giving, and endowment development;
  • Secure private funding for the College through appropriate sources;
  • Oversee gift processing and proper accounting of donated income; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the President and Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Marketing, and Communications.
  • This list is not to be considered all-inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties as required to meet the needs and foster the mission of the College.


    Commitment to Equity:

    All employees of MassBay are expected to work collegially and collaboratively within a community that values and celebrates diversity.


    • Support MassBay’s commitment to the Equity Agenda, collaborating with faculty, staff, and students on the College’s strategic initiatives dedicated to closing the equity gap related to student outcomes; 
    • Support MassBay’s commitment to being anti-racist; embracing a community free of bias and inequality;
    • Engage in departmental systems and policy review with a critical lens toward equity, accessibility, inclusion, and universal design;

    Required Qualifications:


    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Philanthropy, or related area preferred.
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in fundraising and institutional development work; preference will be given to candidates with experience in Higher Education settings.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Sensitivity and commitment to the goals of Affirmative Action and workforce diversity;
    • Experience working in a diverse environment;
    • Demonstrated commitment to working with underserved students;
    • Exceptional communication skills, including excellent writing and presentation abilities;
    • Natural ability to establish strong internal and external working relationships;
    • Team leader and team player, who is motivated by making a difference in our community.

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