Montgomery County Community College invites applications for a Vice President of Institutional Advancement. The Vice President for Institutional Advancement serves as a member of the College’s senior leadership team and reports directly to the President to build visibility, relationships and resources for the College. The Vice President is responsible for the overall leadership and performance of a comprehensive advancement program for the College directing the areas of Foundation and Alumni Relations. The Vice President will drive efforts and formulate policies and programs that grow financial and human investment in the College and further enhance the culture of philanthropy. The Vice President has responsibility for the oversight of the work of the Montgomery County Community College Foundation, Inc., and has the primary administrative and fundraising relationship with its Board of Directors. The Vice President also has responsibility for grants management, government relations and external affairs.
Master’s degree required
At least ten years of experience in institutional advancement or philanthropy/fundraising.
Experience with closing six and seven figure gifts.
Strong verbal and written communications skills and a mindset that prioritizes clear, effective and open communications. Must be able to work with all levels of employees and supporters and must generally enjoy working with, engaging and managing others.
At least five years of progressive management experience.
Capacity to build a robust advancement operation to include government relations and external affairs.
Must have demonstrated and excellent management skills in such areas as goal setting and accountability, hiring, supervision, delegation and evaluation, budget planning and management, and must have an understanding and appreciation of the strategic uses of all resources.
Must be adept in leading and managing staff and in establishing excellent working relationships with internal and external constituencies with demonstrated success in motivating and working with many types of constituents and personalities.
Strong, highly developed sense of propriety in dealing with sensitive and confidential information, related to alumni and donors as well as board members, employees and colleagues.
Essential to have knowledge of and experience with identification, engagement, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donor and donor prospect strategies and techniques; and an understanding of managing capital, project and/or comprehensive campaigns, major, planned and annual giving programs as well as alumni relations engagement, outreach, and development.
Montgomery County CommunityCollege offers a comprehensive curriculum of more than 100 degree and certificate programs, a Virtual Campus, a Culinary Arts Institute, a Municipal Police Academy, and specialized workforce development programs, all of which leverage the College’s nationally ranked use of innovative technology. An Achieving the Dream (AtD) Leader College, the institution is positioned at the vanguard of national efforts to increase completion, improve learning outcomes, and remove barriers to access for more than 24,000 students annually. The College is also recognized regionally and nationally for its sustainability leadership, work with military veterans, and community service and service learning opportunities. Montgomery County Community College was recognized by NISOD and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as one of nine “2018 Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges.” Visit mc3.edu or join us on Twitter @mccc.
Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and is dedicated to excellence through diversity in education and employment. MCCC, an EEO Employer, provides equal employment and educational opportunities to all who are qualified. In keeping with the College’s diversity initiative, MCCC seeks and welcomes applications from diverse candidates, those who have had multicultural experience, and those who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity.
About Montgomery County Community College
Montgomery County Community College boasts a nationally recognized, award-winning faculty committed to working closely together with students in the learning process. The College’s comprehensive curriculum includes more than 100 degree and certificate programs, a virtual campus, and specialized workforce development and continuing education programs, all of which leverage the College’s nationally ranked use of innovative technology. The College is recognized nationally for its work in sustainability and student success and is one of only 79 institutions in the country to be designated as an Achieving the Dream Leader College.