Director of Development

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 21, 2021
May 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Quinsigamond Community College (QCC), the largest community college in Central

Massachusetts serving over 10,000 students in degree and certificate programs, adult education and workforce development. QCC is committed to 100% student success as evidenced by its ambitious strategic plan and furthered by a college-wide Equity Appraisal that is designed to assist the College to better serve students who have historically been underserved and underrepresented in higher education. QCC seeks an experienced and creative Director of Development to lead all fundraising and alumni engagement efforts. The new Director of Development will serve as a key member of the Office of External Affairs leadership team that sets strategic direction for Grants Development, Alumni Relations, Community Engagement, Government Relations, Advancement, and the Quinsigamond Community College Foundation.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Development will play a key role in the expansion of QCC’s fundraising program and alumni outreach and cultivation efforts. The Director will help to develop strategies and implement tactics that will successfully increase philanthropic support from key constituencies. The Director will focus on renewing and upgrading current donors, acquiring new donors, and increasing the overall giving participation rate among College alumni and other constituents.

The Director will manage communication and cultivation efforts for all College alumni, plan, and execute events.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Associate Vice President of External Affairs

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises support personnel as needed.


  1. Develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive annual giving communication and solicitation plan for all constituents aimed at increasing both donors and annual dollars raised; specific initiatives such as annual appeals, appeals to faculty and staff campaigns, and other select-segmented annual giving campaigns. Support stewardship activities for all donors. Collaborate with the College community to identify, refer, and steward major gift prospects.
  2. Plan for and manage strategic growth in all phases of private sector support, including corporations, foundations, alumni, and others.
  3. Provide strategic direction and management oversight of the Alumni Association Advisory Board. Identify alumni for volunteer and leadership roles. Oversee the continued development of the Alumni Association, its fundraising capabilities, and its ability to act as an advocate for the College in the community.
  4. Provides strategic support and guidance to the QCC Foundation Board of Directors.
  5. Responsible for all Alumni Relations and Annual Giving events. Responsible for strategic planning and logistical execution of other College and campaign events.
  6. Work directly with Assistant Director of Operations to draft web content for Annual Giving programs, fundraising efforts and Alumni Relations.
  7. Work directly with the Institutional Communications department to develop print and web communications to solicit and steward annual donors and prospects. Draft and send direct mail, email communications, and social media outreach and work with vendors to ensure the timely delivery of annual giving communications and solicitations.
  8. Utilize reporting tools, campaign projections, and historical data to set and monitor annual fundraising goal progress for all constituencies.
  9. Coordinate with various stakeholders in the College community to help foster select affinity alumni involvement and to advance all fundraising and stewardship goals.
  10. Responsible for identifying and soliciting private funding from foundations and corporations to supplement existing resources and enhance program development. This includes concept development, performance reporting, and grant writing in coordination with the grants office.
  11. Facilitate an annual giving program to obtain alumni and private sector support for the College from foundations, corporations, non-profit organizations, and individuals as part of a larger development strategy.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Bachelor’s Degree.
  2. Five years of experience in fundraising.
  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  4. Experience leading projects from concept to full execution.
  5. Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills in a fast-paced work environment.



  1. Master’s Degree.
  2. Experience in higher education.
  3. Fundraising database knowledge and experience.
  4. Experience working with diverse constituencies.


Full-time benefitted position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

TO APPLY: Visit our website at for additional information about our college. All applicants MUST APPLY ONLINE by May 16, 2021. Please note: if you are selected as a finalist, you will be required to provide three (3) professional letters of recommendation. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI/SORI) request. Bilingual persons are encouraged to apply. Quinsigamond Community College is an equal opportunity affirmative action college supporting diversity.


Diversity, inclusion and equity are core values at Quinsigamond Community College. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive, respectful and equitable environment for all students, staff, and faculty. Every member on our college campus enriches our diversity. We support inclusion and are dedicated to ensuring equity in access to opportunities.  



Quinsigamond Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity and expression, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.


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