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Vice President of Institutional Advancement and College Relations

Community College of Rhode Island
Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 24, 2024

Job Details

About CCRI and the Role

Position Title

Vice President of Institutional Advancement and College Relations


President's Office

Position Category

Staff - NonClassified

About CCRI

The Community College of Rhode Island is New England’s largest community college, and a nationally-recognized leader in catalyzing student success and achievement for recent high school graduates and returning adults alike.

We provide affordable, open access to higher education, and we deliver on our mission to offer all students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth.

Diversity is our strength. We champion equity, and we celebrate, support and thrive on the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that are represented across our four campuses.

We strive to hire and retain culturally competent faculty and staff whose demographics are reflective of our diverse student body. To learn more about our employees’ values and what it means to work here, learn about our Guiding Principles here .

Job Summary

To be responsible and accountable for institutional advancement and grants, fund raising and external relations. Also, to function as the Executive Director of the Community College of Rhode Island Foundation, as well as develop and oversee the College’s alumni affairs activities.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop, monitor, and promote all phases of external funding activities including state, federal and private funding relationships.
  • Supervise functions pertaining to donor relations and stewardship, strategic planning and goal setting, scholarship development and management, special events, donor recognition, and volunteer recruitment and direction.
  • Supervise staff hiring, professional development and training, and performance evaluation.
  • Identify current and future grant funding needs and establish priorities for seeking grant funding; ensure these needs and priorities reflect and/or complement the mission and goals of the Community College and its departments.
  • Supervise the areas of grant and fiscal programs management including research, writing and budget development, as well as all facets of the review, processing, submission, contract agreement finalization and reporting as they relate to proposals to foundations, business concerns, organizations and individuals for grant funding.
  • Identify and publicize sources of grant monies to Community College divisions and departments; provide technical assistance to administrators, faculty and staff in obtaining financial support.
  • Develop and maintain corporate and foundation, governmental and legislative relations for purposes of grant funding and institutional support.
  • Serve as the executive director of the CCRI Foundation and provide creative leadership in working with trustees and their committees to develop and implement the vision and strategic plan to guide the Foundation’s work.
  • Provide support to the Foundation through Board development; provide leadership guidance to standing and ad hoc committees in carrying out annual action steps and the plan of work as related to the strategic plan.
  • Seek out and secure major gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations including monetary gifts, in-kind contributions, mail solicitations and cultivation and stewardship of prospects.
  • Provide oversight and integration of all fundraising functions, as well as maintain authority over prospect research, information systems and development communications.
  • Initiate, organize and oversee the Annual Fund Campaign, as well as Comprehensive and Capital Campaigns as they are authorized by the Foundation. Work with consultants to develop case statements, research prospects, and develop and write proposals for corporate and private funding.
  • Oversee the Alumni Association Office by coordinating the activities of the Alumni Affairs Director and providing direction and encouragement.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.
  • Work collaboratively with others in a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the President.
Minimum Requirements
  • Master’s degree required; PhD preferred.
  • At least five years of successful professional fund-raising experience for an institution of higher education or similar non-profit organization required.
  • Evidence of successful experience in supervision, management, record-keeping, and data analytics is required.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing, as well as be able to organize, coordinate and supervise professional and support staff.
  • Demonstrable experience with grant writing, management, and reporting.
  • Knowledge of the grant writing, management, and reporting processes.
  • Must possess exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to bring together different constituencies in order to achieve goals and build consensus among constituents.
  • Proven track record in revenue diversification and growth.
Competencies and Desired Qualifications
  • Experience working with non-profit boards desired.
Position Details

Position Information





Pay Grade

BOE 25

Salary Information


Full-time employees enjoy an array of benefits, including:

• Comprehensive Health Benefits and Rewards for Wellness Incentives
• Paid Time Off
• Parental Leave
• In-State Tuition Waivers
• Legal Care Insurance

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Collective Bargaining Unit

Reports To


Permanent/Limited position


Position End Date

Academic/Calendar Year


Work Schedule Information

Non-Standard; 35 hours per week

Campus Location

Primarily located at the Lincoln Campus

Civil Service List position

Environmental Conditions

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Licenses, Tools and Equipment

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Application Open Date


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Special Instructions to Applicants

If attaching a resume complete with education history and/or employment history, please
disregard these sections within the online application.

Finalists may be required to provide official college transcripts.

Disability Accommodations

CCRI is committed to ensuring the full participation of all applicants throughout the recruitment process. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you should require an accommodation during the application process, please notify the Department of Institutional Equity and Human Resources prior to the closing of the posting by calling (401) 825-2311 or emailing

EEO Statement

CCRI prohibits students, employees, contractors, volunteers, and visitors (collectively, “community members”) from engaging in discrimination and harassment based on any individual’s race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected characteristic. This prohibition applies to CCRI’s educational programs and activities—including admissions—as well as all employment actions, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, and benefits. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination shall be referred to CCRI’s Title IX Coordinator at

The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to report campus crime data, support victims of violence, and publicly outline the policies and procedures they have put into place to improve campus safety.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents



The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs. We meet the wide-ranging educational needs of our diverse student population, building on our rich tradition of excellence in teaching and our dedication to all students with the ability and motivation to succeed. We set high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, champion diversity, respond to community needs, and contribute to our state’s economic development and the region’s workforce.

CCRI offers the lowest tuition of any college in the state, and we’re dedicated to providing open access to Rhode Islanders who want the knowledge, skills, and training necessary to enter high-quality careers or transfer to four-year institutions.

From its modest beginning with 325 students in 1964, CCRI has grown to include four full-service campuses and two satellite campuses, serving approximately 18,000 students. Campuses are located throughout the state in Lincoln, Providence, Warwick and Newport.

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