Monroe Community College - Assistant Director of Donor Engagement, MCC Foundation Email

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Name of Organization: Monroe Community College
Title of Position: Assistant Director of Donor Engagement, MCC Foundation
Salary Range (low): $60,000
Salary Range (high): $70,000
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Description of Responsibilities: The Assistant Director of Donor Engagement is responsible for planning, supporting and executing events, and developing publications and marketing materials in support of Monroe Community College. The successful candidate will facilitate the planning and implementation of the Foundation's signature fundraising events. Additionally, the Assistant Director of Donor Engagement will support the Foundation's marketing and communications initiatives and other strategies to build and maintain relationships with alumni, benefactors and prospects. Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Development, the Assistant Director of Donor Engagement is part of a dynamic team that works to enhance private philanthropic support for MCC.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Primary Functions:
    • Plan and execute the Foundation's signature events, including the Gold Star Gala, Scholarship Open and Salute to Excellence with specific fundraising, donor development and stewardship goals.
    • Work with the Foundation Board, staff and event committees to identify and solicit individual and corporate underwriting support.
    • Execute marketing and communication initiatives, including social media, e-newsletters, and print publications.
    • Serve as staff liaison to assigned board committees, support and manage committee meetings, provide direction for staff and volunteers, and generate regular updates and progress reports.
    • Participate as a full member of the Foundation's advancement team including professional development activities and staff meetings.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and an understanding of the population of students served by a community college.
    • All other duties as assigned.
  • Secondary Functions:
    • Prepare prospect profiles for the Associate Vice President of Development.
    • Participate in the planning and development of annual fundraising goals and objectives; prepare and manage annual budgets for assigned projects.
    • Prepare and analyze reports of activities and programs; track and monitor pledges, gifts, and special events results.
    • Develop and recommend policies, procedures and standards to enhance special events and communication with the Foundation.
    • Work with Development team to develop and recommend donor engagement policies, procedures and standards to enhance donor relations with the Foundation.
  • MCC Expectations:
    • Leads, supervises, coordinates, and evaluates any direct reports, departments and programs, adhering to appropriate college procedures.
    • Adheres to the College Code of Conduct.
    • Contributes to and maintains an inclusive and collaborative College environment.
    • Maintains technological competencies utilized by the College.
    • Commits to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college.

Organization's Financial Sources:
Foundation and Corporate Grants
Special Events

Vacation and Holiday Policy
Medical, Dental, Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan

Education: Required: Earned bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Preferred: Earned master's degree in nonprofit management, development or related field from an accredited institution.

Experience/Personal Qualifications:

  • Three or more years' experience in a comprehensive development program including stewardship/donor relations, event management, non-profit fundraising or related responsibilities.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to create efficient systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Superior computer skills, including high proficiency in: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; expected to learn and use the database and reporting software program for development (Raiser's Edge).
  • Detail-oriented, energetic self-starter with a positive and enthusiastic outlook.
  • Vision to plan ahead, take initiative and set and adhere to deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task and to work collaboratively with others in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to working with a diverse audience of alumni and donors.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience in budget and volunteer management.
    • Development experience with increasing responsibilities in an academic setting or with a public entity.
    • Experience with social media and other web-related communication tools.

Specific Requirements of Position:
Annual Campaigns
Media Relations
Newsletter Production
Capital Campaigns
Special Events Planning
Computer - Database
Computer - Spreadsheets
Computer - Desktop Publishing
Computer - Word Processing
Direct Mail
Donor Research
Personal Automobile

Position Reports to: Associate Vice President of Development

Send Correspondence to:
Monroe Community College
1000 E. Henrietta Rd.
Rochester, New York 14623
[email protected]

Include with Correspondence:
Cover Letter
Personal Philosophy of the Role of the Community College