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Development Specialist

Roxbury Community College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 20, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Roxbury Community College:

Roxbury Community College is an urban, public, 2-year College serving a diverse community including people of color, recent immigrants and nontraditional populations. The College mission is to facilitate student success in achieving educational goals through the delivery of high-quality transfer and career programs. RCC strives to honor traditional commitments, and to be responsive to new challenges and insights through workforce training, ESOL and community education. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Roxbury Community College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description:

The Development Specialist reports directly to, and works closely with, the Executive Director of Development on a wide variety of administrative and executive duties, special projects, and initiatives involving the RCC Foundation, College grants, and alumni. The Development Specialist is responsible for assisting in the planning and coordinating projects from initiation to completion.

  • Maintain database for potential donors, donors, and alumni.
  • Assist with purchases for the Foundation and department.
  • Plan and coordinate meetings and events for the Foundation, alumni and department.
  • Support the solicitation of donors.
  • Work with department and marketing to maintain social media presence as appropriate.
  • Assist in the process of awarding scholarships to students.
  • Assist with grant applications.
  • Research potential donors and grant opportunities
  • Be knowledgeable about all areas on campus and new initiatives in order to best identify opportunities and to represent the College at events as appropriate.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Supervision Received: Executive Director of Development

Supervision Exercised: May supervise student workers and/or event staff


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Ability to manage confidential student, personnel and financial information
  • Demonstrated ability to manage relationships with colleagues and stakeholders
  • Ability to successfully multi-task and manage various project elements simultaneously
  • Experience in database management including use of Sales Force, Razor's Edge, or Donor Perfect.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills; superior presentation skills a plus.
  • Excellent computer and technology skills
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Additional Information:

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act requires all institutes of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available at .

This is a full-time non-unit professional position. All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the U.S. All offers of employment at Roxbury Community College are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates.

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation. Including but not limited to:

  • Reasonable Health, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance
  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
  • Twelve (12) paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

Starting salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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