Director for College-Wide Programs and Community Engagement

Tidewater Community College
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 1, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration, Administrative, Other Administrative, Public Relations and Communications
Academic Centers, Community Development, Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time

Tidewater Community College has served South Hampton Roads – both students and employers – for 50 years. It has grown from 1 campus into a regional educational and economic force. TCC is the largest provider of higher education and workforce services in Hampton Roads, enrolling nearly 28,000 students in 2019-20. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, Tidewater Community College (TCC) services South Hampton Roads with 4 campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach, 7 regional centers and 2 important cultural institutions. The college had 3,203 graduates in 2019-2020, 40 percent of whom pursued degrees that would let them transfer to 4-year institutions. Of South Hampton Roads residents enrolled in higher education 36% enrolled at TCC. TCC’s institutional accreditation is affirmed through 2027 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.



  • Events: Serve as the primary coordinator of internal and external events for Tidewater Community College and Tidewater Community College Educational Foundation.
  • Coordinate faculty, staff, volunteer, and student events.
  • Initiate new events to engage the college community with the region and garner support for college initiatives.
  • Carry our meetings, socials, retreats, service opportunities, and all other events that will enhance the TCC community.
  • Be the catalyst that units the constituency groups of the college and motivates enthusiasm for college unity and community engagement.
  • Build teams to serve the mission and vision of TCC and advance our presence publicly to external stakeholders.
  • Fundraising: Responsible for developing a list of sponsors/donors who are willing to support TCC events and activities.
  • Fundraising progress toward the goals set by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement will be assessed during the annual performance evaluation review. Goals and metrics will be developed and included in the mid-year objectives.
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit donors willing to support TCC activities and events.
  • Manage TCC’s employee engagement opportunities and programs, and develop new programs to increase community awareness and donor contributions and/or sponsorship.
  • Assist with developing strategies to increase faculty/staff and parent/family giving to the college to support activities and events.
  • Assist with developing, implementing and evaluating social media strategies to connect with alumni and potential donors to enhance engagement and philanthropy;
  • Research and stay up-to-date on trends in the field of higher education advancement, annual giving, and philanthropy; suggest new initiatives to improve TCC’s events/activities sponsorship outcomes.
  • Serve as the primary TCC alumni contact and engage all alumni in volunteer opportunities.
  • Communication:
  • Follow up on donor inquiries and donor relations’ issues, as applicable.
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals and presentations.
  • Collaborate with team members to create and enhance fundraising collateral materials, donor solicitation materials, and donor funding proposals.
  • Attend donor-related meetings and draft correspondence, as requested by the VPIA
  • Other Duties: Performs such other duties as may be assigned by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, including those delineated below:
  • Represent TCC’s development interests at college and external events and activities.
  • Support and assist with implementation of special donor events.
  • Create an environment in which policies, practices, and beliefs are grounded in the principle of fairness and that acknowledges structural racism, gender disparities, and systemic poverty while honoring the diversity of humanity.
  • Engage in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and cultural awareness training and professional development, as applicable.


KSA's/Required Qualifications         

  • Experience in higher education and knowledge of the Hampton Roads community is preferred.
  • Knowledge of fund development and experience building fund-sustaining practices.
  • The ability to effectively articulate the vision and priorities of Tidewater Community College.
  • Demonstrated ability to use relevant software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Razor’s Edge.
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities, and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to prepare written reports.
  • Ability to follow protocol, use discretion, and maintain confidentiality
  • Experience with grant writing, research and/or reporting preferred;
  • Nonprofit or philanthropic experience is preferred;
  • Ability to think strategically, problem solve and make independent decisions;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Must be willing to attend meetings, community activities/events; sometimes before or after hours and on weekends.
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.


Preferred Qualifications   

  • As delineated in the Required Qualifications


Special Instructions to Applicants  

Review of application materials will commence May 26, 2022 and continue until filled.


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Unofficial transcripts will be accepted with the application; however, no offer of employment will be made prior to official transcripts being provided to the college.


The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:                


The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.           


The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.


VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

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