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
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
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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- 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
- Plan for and manage strategic growth in all phases of private
sector support, including corporations, foundations, alumni, and
- 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.
- Provides strategic support and guidance to the QCC Foundation
Board of Directors.
- Responsible for all Alumni Relations and Annual Giving events.
Responsible for strategic planning and logistical execution of
other College and campaign events.
- Work directly with Assistant Director of Operations to draft
web content for Annual Giving programs, fundraising efforts and
- 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
- Utilize reporting tools, campaign projections, and historical
data to set and monitor annual fundraising goal progress for all
- Coordinate with various stakeholders in the College community
to help foster select affinity alumni involvement and to advance
all fundraising and stewardship goals.
- 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
- 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.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree.
- Five years of experience in fundraising.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Experience leading projects from concept to full
- Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills in a fast-paced
- Master’s Degree.
- Experience in higher education.
- Fundraising database knowledge and experience.
- Experience working with diverse constituencies.
Anticipated salary range is $80,000 to $90,000 annually with
complete fringe benefit package. Complete fringe benefit package
including competitive health insurance, dental insurance, basic
life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick, vacation
and personal leave, educational benefits for
employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits.
Actual salary will commensurate with education and experience.
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are
encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and
experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of
education, training and experience required for the
responsibilities of this position.
Application Instructions: Visit
our Web Site at www.qcc.edu/human-resources
for information about our positions. All applicants must
apply online by submitting:
This position will close on Sunday, November 20th,