Job Vacancy Announcement
Executive Director, Institutional Advancement and Foundation
Full Time or Part Time
Hiring Salary Range
Commensurate with experience and education
Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)
Regular or Temporary
Job Description Summary
Supports the vision and mission of Prince George’s Community
College by expanding the college’s funding base through grants and
other resources provided by government, private, corporate, and
foundation sources. Responsible for leadership, strategic
direction, and oversight of all advancement functions and private
and public sector fundraising, including annual giving programs,
alumni relations and fundraising, corporate and foundation
relations, all public and private sector grants, major gifts, and
campaign leadership. Oversees the Office of Institutional
Advancement and Alumni Relations to ensure effective alumni
engagement with PGCC . Works collaboratively across the college
community to strategically advance academic, student, and college
success. Manages and supervises the day-to-day operations of the
Prince George’s Community College Foundation, Inc.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Master’s Degree required
- Minimum of five years of experience in mid-level management in
development or fundraising in higher education.
- Supervised personnel and administered programs for at least
- Training in corporate giving and fundraising
- Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written
standard English with a positive attitude and active listening
- Ability to organize and direct major work operations
- Strong leadership skills and experience as well as the ability
to interact with people from diverse backgrounds
- Self-motivated with demonstrated ability to motivate volunteers
and donors and embrace the concept and attitude of teamwork in a
- Demonstrated a high level of integrity, ethics, and
professional work standards
- Demonstrated attention to detail, accuracy, and organization to
set and manage priorities, and meet deadlines
- Ability to coordinate multiple projects for executive officers
and/or senior leadership
- Ability to translate abstract ideas into practical applications
for diverse audiences
- Ability to write marketing pieces for fundraising
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain policies and
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
through inclusive behaviors and helping contribute to a culture of
inclusivity, and a vibrant, diverse, equitable, and inclusive
learning and working environment
The following criteria, which are not the sole
criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review
the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum
qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be
interviewed. Other information and observations made during the
interview process may be considered in the selection process. A
Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application.
Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below
for this position.
- Provides leadership and strategic direction for the college’s
Office of Institutional Advancement, including supervision and
management of the staff and oversight of the operations, budget,
and systems that support efficient and effective use of
- Develop and implement a strategic and comprehensive
institutional fundraising strategy that supports the College’s
mission, vision, and goals.
- Direct the day-to-day operations of the Office of Institutional
Advancement and the Foundation, including maintaining up-to-date
financial records accurately and in compliance with federal and
state guidelines and college policies.
- Develop and manage an effective annual giving campaign,
including outreach to alumni
- Develop and manage a planned giving campaign
- Plan and implement fundraising events
- Provides strategic guidance and leadership for all annual,
campus, and capital campaigns as well as special events designed to
secure donations, expand community support and build endowment
funding for the college.
- Build strong relationships with prospects, donors, and
stakeholders, including soliciting gifts via in-person visits,
individual or group presentations, and phone contact and producing
marketing materials to support development goals
- Acknowledge donor support by keeping donors informed of the
impact of their gifts
- Work collaboratively with senior leadership and other faculty,
staff, academic, and administrative partners to foster
development-related initiatives and activities that support student
success and guide strategic planning
- Participate in the creation and implementation of the college’s
integrated strategic plan and monitor and communicate performance
metrics to measure progress on development goals
- Provides leadership and support for the Foundation Board and
all committees of the Board; serves as secretary of the Foundation
- Provides strategic consultation and assistance to six active
committees of the Prince George’s Community College Foundation
- Administers evaluative processes to ensure a top-performing
unit and Foundation Board.
- Communicates the Foundation’s mission and plans to donors,
potential donors PGCC Foundation Board members, faculty/staff,
students, alumni, and friends of PGCC
- Assures that gifts are administered to honor the donors’
intent, investment policies, scholarship criteria, foundation
by-laws, audit requirements, tax requirements, state requirements
for charitable organizations, and college policies
- Remains current on fundraising trends, ethics, laws, community
fundraising events, national programs, and fundraising activities
with community colleges in Maryland.
- Manages Foundation records and historical data.
- Oversees alumni relations efforts to recruit friends,
advocates, and volunteers that support the mission of the
- Collaborates with the Financial Aid Office to administer
scholarships funded through individual endowments and/or
- Builds goodwill in the community, recognizes donors, and
assists the president in cultivating potential major donors.
- Provides leadership and oversight to secure maximum grant
funding to the college through the submission of strong and
well-written, well-placed grants and partnership
- Ensures that advancement efforts are included in internal and
external marketing and communication efforts, including print,
publications, social media, TV, radio, billboards, website,
- Ensures that external audiences are cultivated to enhance the
college’s visibility and reputation locally, statewide, and
- Attends and networks through a variety of college and community
events such as conferences, receptions, cultural events,
productions, etc. and engage with civic organizations and
professional associations that will advance the college.
- Participates in professional organizations to keep current with
advancement/development best practices and networks
- Attends Board of Trustees monthly meetings
- Performs other related work as required
Must have the use of sensory skills to effectively communicate and
interact with other employees and the public through the use of the
telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability
to see, read, talk, hear, handle, or feel objects and controls.
Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of
office-related equipment, such as but not limited to a personal
computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. No significant
climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing,
walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and or repetitive
Is Background Check Required?
- Must be able to work Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written
- As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present
acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a
U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
- A background investigation will be conducted prior to the offer
of employment. A signed authorization for the release of personal
information will be required if selected for an interview.
Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or
directly engaging with minor children on campus?
Posting Detail Information
Open Until Filled
Background Check Statement
Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe
campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for
applicants being considered for employment. Background
investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record
check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial
(credit) report or driving history check
Special Instructions to Applicants
Effective August 8, 2022, Prince George’s Community College’s
current vaccine mandate expired for students, faculty, and staff.
Select exceptions may apply. Face coverings will be voluntary
campus-wide, including in classrooms and instructional spaces.
Although the College will no longer require new employees and
students to be vaccinated as a condition of employment or
instruction based on current public health conditions, COVID -19
vaccines and boosters are strongly recommended.
; you will receive an email
acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no
further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or
the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is
immediately sent to your references listed on your application.
Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight
requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Which of the following best describes your level of completed
education? (Education details must be included in your
- Master's Degree or above from an accredited
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
- Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
- One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is
equivalent to one year)
- Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
- High School Diploma or GED
- None of the above
- * Do you have a minimum of five years of experience in
mid-level management in development or fundraising in higher
- * Do you have at least 4 years of supervisory experience?
- * Please be advised that as required by the 1986 Immigration
Act, candidates must be prepared to present acceptable
documentation showing identity and that you are a U.S. Citizen or
an alien who is authorized to work. It is the college's policy that
PGCC does not provide sponsorship for prospective employees. Will
you require sponsorship to work in the United States?
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- HigherEd Jobs
- Hispanic Outlook
- Personal Referral
- PGCC Website
- Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
- The Chronicle of Higher Ed
- The Washington Post
- Other: Please indicate below
- How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you
selected 'Other' please indicate source:
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation 1
- Letter of Recommendation 2