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Director, Macomb Community College Foundation

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Position Information

Job Title Director, Macomb Community College Foundation
Bargaining Unit MCAAP/UAW Local 2411
Assignment Location Center Campus
Job Function

Responsible for the oversight and operations of the Macomb Community Foundation and serves as the College’s chief fundraiser. Provides stewardship for the Foundation’s funds and leadership for the development, implementation, and evaluation of all fundraising strategies and activities executed under the auspices of the Foundation. Also provides leadership to the College’s alumni relationship-building efforts and management of the Foundation Board of Directors. Works collaboratively with other administrative staff in the College to maintain high institutional awareness and create a positive institutional image.

Job Responsibilities

•Provides oversight to the management of the Foundation’s funds and leadership to initiatives related to major and planned giving, annual giving, and Corporate/Foundation relations conducted through the Macomb Community College Foundation. Directly responsible for the proper cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors.
•Maintains a target prospect pool of 150+ individuals and entities.
•Responsible for the proper receipt, distribution, recognition, and disbursement of all gifts to the Foundation, demonstrating a through knowledge of all relevant by-laws and regulations.
•Provides staff support to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
•Executes activities of the Foundation in compliance with its By-laws.
•Reviews, evaluates, and reports on Foundation activities and results, keeping the Vice President of College Advancement and Community Relations and the Vice President of Business apprised of developments and issues. Submits reports at regular intervals and otherwise as needed to the Foundation’s Board of Directors and the College’s Board of Trustees.
•Develops strong working relationships with all College units in order to assure that the Foundation serves as the centralized recipient of gifts and contributions to the College in its capacity as the lead fund-raiser for the College.
•Coordinates and enhances the cultivation and recognition of donors to the College.
•Cultivates opportunities for the College with respect to grant-funding; works with the grants office, providing counsel and support to staff as needed regarding the completion of grant submissions.
•Oversees the development of an alumni and retiree relations program for the College, designing and implementing a range of strategies for engaging alumni (including the utilization of segmentation strategies) in order to retain and increase support.
•Works with others in the development of coordinated strategies for the cultivation of key constituency groups and their leaders.
•Tracks interactions with current and prospective donors and alumni.
•Participates in community events and with community groups relevant to the College’s and Foundation’s missions.
•Establishes/administers guidelines concerning requests from community groups.
•In conjunction with Vice President for College Advancement and Community Relations, establishes periodic financial goals and strategies concerning major, planned and annual giving; and makes substantial progress toward achieving goals.
•Develops and monitors the Foundation’s budget.
•Assists in maintenance and security of facilities, supplies, and equipment.
•Serves on college Committees as appropriate.
•Hires and evaluates staff.
•Participates in administration of employee group labor agreements.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Vice President for College Advancement and Community Relations.

SUPERVISION GIVEN: Supervises administrative, supervisory/technical, clerical, part-time, and contract personnel as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution is required. Transcripts must be submitted with the application. Copies are acceptable for use during the screening process. If you are selected as a candidate, official transcripts must be submitted before you interview for the position. Master’s Degree preferred.

Preliminary Qualifications

Minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience in a significant fundraising role. Experience working in a higher education environment and/or managing Capital Campaigns is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Must be able to thrive in an environment of changing conditions and uncertainty and maintain confidential material; must demonstrate an understanding of current fundraising techniques as well as evidence superior judgment in employing the strategies and techniques used to accomplish approved initiatives. Must be production-oriented with respect to achieving fundraising monetary goals. Must also have exceptional interpersonal skills and possess strong communication skills. Must be able to work effectively with a variety of people, as well as be able to handle multiple priorities, be well organized and focused, and demonstrate a commitment to achieving results and complying with deadlines and regulations.

Physical Demands
Work Hours
Position Level 3
Salary $82,237 - $111,226 (2017-18 Salary Range, maximum entry $94,465)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Code AS112P
Open Date 11/07/2017
Close Date 11/27/2017
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Statement

As an equal opportunity employer and learning institution, Macomb Community College recruits, hires and promotes for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap. All employment decisions are based on the qualifications of each individual. No person shall be denied equal treatment as a result of a College practice or policy. The College is committed to racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Michigan Relay Center 1.800.649.3777 (Voice and TDD).

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience in a significant fundraising role?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Describe your related experience for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript1
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference1
  2. Letter of Reference2
  3. Letter of Reference3
  4. Certification/License1
  5. Certification/License2
  6. Certification/License3
  7. Other Document1
  8. Other Document2
  9. Other Document3