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Manager, Donor Relations & Communications

Community College of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 2, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Community College of Philadelphia

Success starts at Community College of Philadelphia. Innovators and difference makers work at Community College of Philadelphia. Diversity thrives at Community College of Philadelphia. We are a college that is committed to promoting a work environment that attracts and retains talented and diverse faculty and staff. We challenge each other and ourselves to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College and the betterment of Philadelphia. We value and support an intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for global citizenship. Join us and become a part of a community that has long been and will continue to be generators of generational chance in this city and beyond.

Community College of Philadelphia is seeking to fill a Manager, Donor Relations & Communications position. Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement and Director, Community College of Philadelphia Foundation, the Manager, Donor Relations & Communications manages and oversees donor relations and advancement communications, acknowledgements and advancement events. The Manager works closely with fundraising staff to advance the mission of the department to inform, engage and build investment in all internal and external constituencies. This position is responsible for implementing a comprehensive institution-wide donor relations and stewardship program that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels. This position requires excellent collaborative skills to be applied with the advancement staff, including frontline fundraisers, and partners across the College. The Manager, Donor Relations & Communications oversees donor stewardship activities and events, and drafts written materials to aid in the institution's efforts to educate, cultivate, recognize, and upgrade donor levels.


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"Success Starts Here" is our message to the Philadelphia community - and at Community College of Philadelphia, we recognize that our success as a college and the success of our students starts with our employees. Our employees are vital to our success. Our total compensation package includes a comprehensive offer of benefits that are unrivaled by most.

Our benefits include:

  • 100% College-paid medical, dental and prescription drug for employees and all of their eligible family members
  • College-paid life and disability insurance
  • College closes for Winter Break the week between Christmas and New Years and for a week in March for Spring Break
  • College operates on a 4-day work week during the summer months (off on Fridays)
  • Most employees work from home one day each week
  • Tuition remission (for classes at the College)
  • Forgivable tuition loan (for classes at any accredited academic institution)
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 10% College contribution
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Paid vacation plus holiday and personal time off

Community College of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Minimum of five (5) years of work experience in donor relations, stewardship, communications, and event planning within a college/university or nonprofit organization required.
  • Bachelor's degree required; Any and all degrees must be from a recognized institutional accreditor.
  • Prior experience using Microsoft Office, Excel, familiarity with Raisers Edge or other donor database software, including events management modules.
  • Excellent communications and writing skills, specifically in the areas of the email content management, donor relations and web publishing.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence and high standards, including meticulous attention to detail, excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong ability to interact with a diverse and broad range of individuals.
  • Must be creative and have excellent interpersonal and customer relations skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and professionalism.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • Ability to maintain sensitivity, understanding and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with volunteers preferred.


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