Chief Advancement Officer and Executive Director, Monroe Community College Foundation

Rochester, New York
Feb 02, 2017
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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Function of Position:

The Chief Advancement Officer and Executive Director (CAO) provides leadership for the MCC Foundation, the central development office for Monroe Community College.  As such, this position holds the primary responsibility for College fundraising, strategic development planning and initiatives, and compliance with donor intent and all applicable state and federal regulations.  The nature of this position requires work beyond the traditional workday, the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and the capacity and skill needed to build and sustain relationships that further the College’s advancement mission.  This position reports directly to the President and serves as a member of President’s Staff, supporting the College’s overall mission, strategic plan, and goals.  The CAO also serves a large, complex board of directors that represent community leaders, alumni, and donors.  This position serves as an enthusiastic and informed ambassador for initiatives central to the College’s commitment to excellence, innovation and efficiency in serving a diverse student body and in supporting programming by a diverse faculty and staff.  The CAO supports MCC’s regional and national reputation as a leader among best practices colleges.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Leads the College’s comprehensive fundraising efforts aligning Foundation activities with the College’s strategic goals, directions, and resource needs
  • Cultivates and sustains productive and effective relationships with Foundation Directors and donors
  • Works with the Foundation Directors to oversee appropriate and effective investment management of Foundation funds
  • Assures compliance with all relevant restrictions related to donor intent and state/federal regulation
  • Creates, maintains, and updates all Foundation policies and practices, assuring alignment with College policies and the highest standards of institutional advancement
  • Leads Foundation staff to meet strategic objectives, foster productive relationships, set longer term goals, and meet annual fundraising targets
  • Manages the Foundation budget to meet all goals, complete scheduled events, and support funded positions
  • Reports monthly to the Board of Trustees on Foundation activities
  • Represents MCC and the MCC Foundation at community, civic and other events as needed
  • Engages in collaborative projects and programs with internal and external constituents to advance the mission of the College
  • This position is housed primarily in an office environment, although attendance at functions, dinners, etc. is a requirement
  • This position is highly mobile within the Rochester region and requires reliable personal transportation
  • This position functions primarily during normal business hours, with occasional evening and weekend activities
  • Travel outside the immediate Rochester area is typically confined to attendance at professional conferences and meetings within NY State and at a national level
  • In addition, travel outside the immediate Rochester area for prospect visits should be expected
  • Performs other duties and tasks as assigned by the President

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
  • Works effectively within SUNY as part of a state system

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • At least five years experience in non-profit development/advancement including progressive administrative responsibility for stewardship/donor relations, event management, fundraising or related responsibilities
  • Evidence of effective written, verbal, problem-solving, organizational and interpersonal skills, and keen attention to detail
  • Evidence of the ability to manage projects and meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned master’s degree in nonprofit management, development or related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Development experience with increasing responsibilities in an academic setting or with a public entity
  • Experience with social media and other web-related communication tools

Monroe Community College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, religion, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status or domestic violence victim status in admissions, employment, and treatment of students and employees or in any aspect of the business of the College.