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Development Coordinator

McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL, IL

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Job Details

Work Week

40 Hours | Flexible schedule to meet department needs to include evenings and weekends.

Position Summary

This collaborative and high-performing professional works with the Foundation Executive Director and other team members to execute the Foundation’s fundraising initiatives in support of the College’s programs, services, and students. A high level of relationship building, and diplomacy skills are critical.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Develop fundraising strategy and set priorities to achieve annual goals and budgets, consistent with Foundation Board and Executive Director initiatives
  • Research and identify potential donors within the community for giving and sponsorship opportunities
  • Develop an action plan involving moves management to steward potential donors and alumni
  • Create and implement strategies for a large, sustained base of annual individual donors to support scholarships and college program needs
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with current donors
  • Assist in ongoing communication with current donors and with stewardship initiatives as determined by the Executive Director
  • Write proposals to obtain grants, event sponsorship, and naming opportunities
  • Prepare presentations to deliver to potential donors and key stakeholders
  • Work with Foundation Board of Directors assigned committees
  • Cultivate committee engagement and involvement for assigned committees
  • Oversee planning for assigned major events and campaigns
  • Assist with scholarship program efforts as directed by Executive Director including coordination of the Education to Empowerment program
  • Identify and steward major gift opportunities, in partnership with Executive Director
  • Lead development of quarterly newsletter, monthly Board of Trustees report, and other ongoing communications, marketing, and donor stewardship
  • Manage event budgets and work with Executive Director to develop Foundation budget and achieve departmental financial goals
  • Provide reports to the Executive Director on the status of ongoing campaigns and projects
  • Work with marketing team to update all social media and web communications related to the Foundation’s outreach and event initiatives, as assigned by Executive Director
  • Assist with review of Foundation website to ensure information is updated and accurate
  • When needed, work with Development Specialist or Scholarship and Outreach Coordinator in supporting the work of selected Foundation committees
  • Support the Development Specialist as needed on donor database management
  • Assist in coordinating the acceptance process for non-cash gifts
  • Perform general administrative support functions
  • Provide daily/frequent direction to the Development Specialist, Scholarship and Outreach Coordinator, and other Foundation staff members as delegated by the Executive Director
  • Work collaboratively with others (e.g. Board members, colleagues, stakeholders, vendors) to accomplish functions and responsibilities
  • Assume additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
  • Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Experience implementing large-scale fundraising events, writing corporate proposals and reports, and/or managing complex projects
  • Proven track record of revenue generation and prior experience with direct mail campaigns, major donors, events, endowments, or other campaigns
  • Organization


    As a leading community college and an integral part of the Illinois system of higher education, McHenry County College (MCC) is dedicated to upholding a policy of open admissions, a comprehensive program of educational offerings, and maintenance of an informal and engaging student-oriented learning environment.

    Thrive in a dedicated and innovative team environment. Enjoy a rewarding career with generous benefits. Qualified applicants who are committed to excellence are encouraged to apply.

    At a Glance

    • provides credit and noncredit educational and training opportunities as well as special events for close to 60,000 participants annually. The college serves the seventh most rapidly growing county in Illinois and offers six associate's degrees and 17 Associate of Applied Science degrees.
    • also offers free adult education.
    • promotes a wide range of high-quality learning opportunities, enabling students to meet their educational, career and personal goals close to home at an affordable price.

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