The Vice President of Institutional Advancement (VPIA), in
partnership with the College President and Berkshire Community
College Foundation, provides executive leadership and for the
overall design, development, and implementation of internal and
external fundraising efforts on behalf of Berkshire Community
College (BCC) and the Foundation. The VPIA works in tandem with the
College President, and the BCC Foundation Board of Directors to
strengthen relationships with all constituency's groups, including
businesses to cultivate other gift opportunities. They develop and
implement comprehensive institutional advancement efforts that
support the priorities of the College's Strategic Plan, with a
focus on major gifts and planned giving, growing the Foundation's
endowment, developing a capital campaign plan, supporting student
financial needs through scholarships, emergency funds, special
focus projects, and enhancing donor cultivation and stewardship.
The VPIA will support the efforts of the College's Foundation, and
its committees, in achieving its annual and long-term goals.
This position advances College initiatives in the community by
promoting the mission, direction, and goals of the College. The
VPIA will collaborate with OLLI at Berkshire Community College on
fundraising, planned gifts and database management. The VPIA is a
member of the College's Executive Council and will serve on the
President's Cabinet, and reports to the President.
The successful candidate will possess the following:
- Experience implementing and supporting a strategic plan with
focus on customized fund raising efforts to support specific
- Bachelor's required, Master's preferred in a complementary
discipline with at least 6 years of fundraising/development
leadership experience or similar work experience.
- Record of significant career achievement in most aspects of
development, including capital campaigns, major gifts,
corporate/foundation relations, annual giving, events, and planned
- Interest, enthusiasm, and affinity for fundraising and building
- Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage
effective and cooperative relationships with existing and
prospective donors or possesses similar experience in relationship
- Skill in relating/matching needs of the institution to
interests of individuals, foundations, and corporations.
- Creative skills and experience in producing innovative written
and web materials that is timely and impactful to stimulate
interest from potential funding sources.
- Strong management, organizational, and interpersonal skills to
communicate and work effectively with individual donors,
corporations and foundations, campus administrators, faculty,
staff, and other constituents.
- Ability to record, track and mine data in a digital format.
Computer literacy and experience with fundraising databases
required, experience with Raiser's Edge preferred.
- Commitment to and understanding of the community college
- Possess high energy, a positive attitude, flexibility,
teamwork, and attention to detail; possess a high degree of
initiative and a sense of humor.
- Demonstrated ability to think strategically and assume
leadership to bring events and projects to a successful
The Institutional Advancement team, led by the VPIA, includes
the Director of Alumni Relations & Events, and an
Administrative Assistant. The College is reviewing reporting lines;
this newly formed division may change with the arrival of the
Source of Funding: State Funded
Salary: $120,000 - $135,000
Area of Assignment: Office of the President
Effective Date: January
Interested candidates may apply in complete confidence by
sending a cover letter that specifically addresses the above
qualifications, a detailed resume, a writing sample related to
philanthropy, and up to two pages detailing previous direct
experience and results in a fundraising effort. Those
selected as finalists will be required to provide the names,
titles, institutions, and business and home phone numbers of three
Application review begins on November 30, 2022 and continues
until the position is filled.
To apply, visit the Berkshire Community College Job
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BCC is committed to providing an inclusive learning and working
environment that values the diverse backgrounds of all people and
encourages applications from individuals whose experiences and
perspectives model the opportunities and success derived from a
Berkshire Community College is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity institution and does not discriminate on basis of race,
creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual
orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave,
military service, and national origin in its education programs or
employment. All inquiries concerning application of the above
should be directed to Melissa Loiodice-Walker, Executive Director
of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, and Coordinator of
Title IX and Section 504, at 413-236-1022, Susan B. Anthony Annex
Building, Room A19.
About Berkshire Community
Berkshire Community College (BCC) has the distinction of being
the first community college established in the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts. Nestled in the scenic Berkshire Hills, our nearly
2,000 students have access to a wide range of career and transfer
programs on our newly renovated campus. Occupying a scenic 180-acre
property, just minutes from downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, BCC
provides students from a broad range of cultural and socioeconomic
backgrounds with an intimate learning environment, small class
sizes, and much opportunity for interaction with faculty. Berkshire
County was home to many forward-thinking historic figures
including, W.E.B. DuBois, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth (Mumbet)
Freeman, all of whom were pioneers of social justice. The
Berkshires contain both rural and urban elements, combining a
beautiful natural environment with world class museums and other
cultural opportunities. Pittsfield and Berkshire County continue to
evolve, with immigrants from over 70 countries now calling the
Berkshires their home. BCC seeks to recruit diverse employees who
embrace, as well as demonstrate, a commitment to diversity and
inclusion and whose experiences and perspectives model the
opportunities and success derived from a college education.