Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Rockland community College Foundation

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Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States


Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Rockland community College Foundation

Summary and Purpose of Position:

The Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Rockland Community College Foundation provides leadership and oversight of the Development and Strategic Marketing departments within the College. This position holds responsibility for College fundraising, strategic development planning and initiatives, and strategic marketing. This position reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the President's Executive Cabinet, supporting the College's overall mission, strategic vision, and goals. The Vice President serves a large board of directors that represent community leaders, alumni and donors. This position also serves as an enthusiastic and informed ambassador for initiatives central to the College's commitment to excellence, innovation and purpose-driven education in serving a diverse student body and in supporting programming by a diverse faculty and staff.

Primary Functions:

  1. Participates with the President and other members of the Executive Cabinet in guiding the strategic direction of the organization.
  2. Develops and implements a comprehensive long-term institutional advancement strategy and annual operational plans in the areas of marketing, events, community and business partnerships, and development.
  3. Guides the work of the Development and Strategic Marketing departments, providing an integrated approach to marketing, events, community and business partnerships, and development. Supervises all Development and Strategic Marketing staff, including the Executive Director of Strategic Marketing, the Director of Grants Development, and Development Assistant.
  4. Serves as the Executive Director of the RCC Foundation, leading the College's comprehensive fundraising efforts in aligning Foundation activities with the College's strategic goals, directions, and resource needs. Responsible for a comprehensive major gifts program that supports the key strategic needs of the College and ensures alignment with donor needs and gift vehicles. Leads and engages in all aspects of the gift cycle, including prospect research and analysis, initiating contacts, developing and implementing cultivation strategies, moving prospects toward solicitation, soliciting gifts, and practicing effective stewardship. Develops an overall donor strategy and manages a full portfolio of prospects.
  5. Provides management guidance to a large Foundation Board of Directors, including designing and implementing Foundation orientations and planning retreats and actively and strategically seeking new board members.
  6. Oversees crisis communications planning and implementation, in cooperation with Public Safety, and when directed by the President serves as college spokesperson.
  7. Conducts periodic campus wide needs assessment for determining College priorities for Foundation support and makes funding recommendations to the Foundation Board.
  8. Develops and manages the Foundation budget, oversees the maintenance of appropriate financial records, and ensures the fiscal stability of the Foundation.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in non-profit management, marketing, public relations, or a related area.
  • At least ten years experience in institutional advancement, philanthropy/fundraising, or marketing/communications.
  • A history of closing six or seven figure gifts from individuals and corporations/foundations alike.
  • Capacity to build a robust advancement operation to include strategic marketing, major gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation relations, and grants management.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience and management skills in areas such as goal setting and accountability, delegation and evaluation, budget planning and management, and an understanding and appreciation of the strategic uses of all resources.
  • Knowledge of and experience with identification, engagement, cultivation, solicitations, and stewardship of donor and donor prospect strategies and techniques; and an understanding of managing capital and comprehensive campaigns, major planned and annual giving programs, and well as marketing, outreach and development.
  • Familiarity with state and federal reporting requirements and laws pertaining to non-profit development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in non-profit management, marketing, public relations, or a related area.
  • A CFRE credential
  • Experience in managing and developing a non-profit board of directors.
  • History in working in the community college space.

Starting Salary: $100,000 - $115,000

Submit Resumes:

Include three (3) professional references (including names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses). References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.

Employment at the College may be subject to the favorable result of a background investigation. Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Foreign transcripts which are not accompanied by an evaluation from an approved agency may not be reviewed. Applicants may contact NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluating Service) at to obtain a list of members providing this service. Any expenses incurred for this service must be borne by the applicant. Foreign transcript translations by applicant or educational institution are not acceptable.

Application Deadline: Until filled

Rockland Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Our mission demonstrates a strong public commitment to a diverse and inclusive campus community.


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree