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Executive Director of Development

Rockland Community College
Suffern, New York
$110,000 - $130,000

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Community College

Position Announcement

Position:  Executive Director of Development

We are searching for a dynamic, entrepreneurial and creative self-starter who is dedicated to the mission and important work of Rockland Community College to be our new Executive Director of Development. RCC’s Executive Director of Development will assemble team members and volunteers to raise support that will help our extraordinary students thrive and succeed. This person will have the ability to tell our important story to the world, engage our community and be a champion of RCC and our students.

Essential Functions:

  • Help donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through a relationship with RCC
  • Maintain long-term relationships with existing donors and identify and build relationships with new and prospective donors
  • Make direct, face-to-face solicitations and build relationships
  • Engage our dedicated Alumni and build alumni support and engagement
  • Administer signature fundraising and donor stewardship events
  • Work closely and partner with Strategic Marketing to reach fundraising goals
  • Recruit, train and support key volunteers for Foundation and Alumni Boards
  • Generate new ideas to increase revenue and donor loyalty; build RCC community
  • Develop and execute fundraising plan with the goal of raising a minimum of $500,000 annually
  • Design and direct annual fund; including mailings and annual fund drive
  • Direct capital campaigns
  • Oversee private foundation grant-seeking; research, proposal writing reporting
  • Maintain and manage gift recognition software; track & cultivate donors & prospects
  • Work closely with faculty, staff and cabinet on campaigns and engagement
  • Report to senior management, Foundation Board and Board of Trustees
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

An earned bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization and Eight (8) or more years of leadership, management and development experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Raisers Edge. 

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.

Starting Salary: $110,000 - $130,000

Submit Resumes to:

Application Deadline: Search will remain open until candidate is selected, however to ensure consideration resumes should be received by December 4, 2023

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.

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