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Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Delaware County Community College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 15, 2024

Delaware County Community College (DCCC) located outside of the Philadelphia Metro area, is looking for a dynamic Vice President for Institutional Advancement to join our leadership team of higher education professionals who are committed to student success. If you subscribe to the notion of becoming a student-ready college and meeting students where they are, DCCC would like to hear from you!

The Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA) will serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet and is responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive institutional advancement programs, including annual fund; corporate and foundation relations; major gifts and gift planning; endowment; capital campaign, and alumni and constituent relations efforts.   The major functions of this critical position include but are not limited to; fundraising from all private and public sources; leading initiatives with alumni programs; and coordinating annual giving as the Executive Director of the Delaware County Community College (DCCC) Education Foundation.

The VPIA provides overall leadership, management, and coordination of DCCC’s fund-raising and alumni relations programs, and will be responsible for leading an integrated program of external relations and institutional advancement.  

Essential Functions (Including, but not limited to):

  • Serve as the Executive Director of DCCC Educational Foundation and ensures the effective functioning of the Foundation’s board and committees.
  • Collaborate with members of the President’s Cabinet to achieve the strategic goals and objectives of the Institutional Advancement division, as well as the overall College.
  • Maintain a dynamic portfolio of major gift prospects in all phases of qualifications.
  • Participate in strategic discussions and develop programs to strengthen the financial resources of the College.
  • Work closely with the President on all phases of the College’s advancement and campaign activities. 
  • Direct, coach, evaluate and inspire staff to ensure accountability and goal-oriented outcomes.
  • Develops a comprehensive fundraising program, including all public and private sources.
  • Create and execute development plans that utilize best practices in annual, major, capital, and planned gift programs to meet fundraising goals.
  • Plan and direct the College’s advancement activities through a program of identification and cultivation of potential individual, corporate, and institutional donors.
  • Take an active role in building partnerships between the College and other organizations, including area school districts, businesses, other higher educational institutions, and community organizations.
  • Continue to develop an effective alumni association, including an annual giving campaign.
  • Participate in various college activities to ensure a broad institutional perspective and understanding of the College’s mission, goals, and objectives.
  • Serve as the institutional coordinator for grant-related activities, including submission of proposals, monitoring progress, and overseeing all reporting.
  • Prepares reports and analyses of the progress of fundraising and grants initiatives.
  • Remains active and involved in the advancement profession and keeps the College visible among other community colleges.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s Degree preferred) with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in Advancement, preferably in higher education.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in development activities, preferably in an institution of higher education, including three (3) years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience in a comprehensive community college setting is strongly preferred.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Background Clearances: Act 153 Clearances (Act 34 PA Criminal Background History, Act 151 PA Child Abuse History, Act 114 FBI Clearance); Verification of educational credentials
    DCCC offers a great competitive salary, with an outstanding benefits package which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug for all benefit eligible employees; College Paid Disability and Life Insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts; 403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plans (5% Employee Mandatory Contribution and a 10% Match by the College); Generous PTO, Holiday and Winter Break Schedule; Tuition Waiver & Tuition Reimbursement; and a Compressed Four (4) Day Work Week Each Summer; Professional Development Opportunities; and a Supportive Work/Life Balance Campus Environment.

    For immediate consideration, interested candidates can apply online and provide a cover letter and resume.  For more information, please visit: 

    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

    Delaware County Community College recognizes that diversity enriches life, creates energy, and makes us aware that we share a common humanity. As such, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are a part of the College’s core values. We are committed to fostering a climate that promotes understanding, appreciation, and respect for the rights of all people. All members of our community are to be welcomed and empowered to achieve their personal, education and career goals.

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