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Director of Development

Prince George's Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 19, 2022
Job Vacancy Announcement

Position Information

Position Title

Director of Development

Position Type



Strategy, Planning and Effectiveness



Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

$84,669-$121,017 Annually

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

The Director of Development provides leadership and management of the direction, planning, and execution of fundraising, development, and advancement services activities for the college. This will include, but is not limited to, cultivating corporate partnerships, prospect management and serving as a liaison for multidisciplinary development efforts. Also provides direct supervision to Office of Institutional Advancement program managers, support staff and volunteers.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree required in a related field.
  2. A minimum of two years of full-time or equated experience in the professional area.
  3. Progressively responsible for fundraising experience, including two to three years of major gift ($25,000 and above) fundraising experience.
  4. Must have supervised personnel for a minimum of two years.

Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Master’s Degree
  2. Five (5) years of full-time or equated experience in the professional area.


CRITERIA : 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. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.
  1. Demonstrated writing abilities (letter, copywriting, correspondence, proposals, etc.).
  2. Demonstrated success coordinating, attracting, and closing major gifts in a college or nonprofit organization, including face-to-face solicitation of gifts of $25,000 or more.
  3. Demonstrated success and evidence of ability to plan and execute a campaign.
  4. Demonstrated supervision of professional-level staff with leadership, management, and administrative skills that motivate and build professional support staff competencies.
  5. Evidence of strategic, policy, and budget planning experience in complex organizations.
  6. Strong communication skills including the ability to write and speak persuasively about the institution.
  7. Strong organizational and time management skills.
  8. Proficiency with alumni/donor database applications.
  9. Familiarity with planned giving.
  10. Experience working with institutions of higher education.
  11. Ability to use technology and electronic media, including the web and social media, to support fundraising.
  12. Proven ability to foster collaborative spirit among internal and external constituents.

Job Requirements

  1. Must be able to work Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on department needs.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  3. 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.
  4. A limited background investigation will be conducted prior to offer of employment. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.

Is Background Check Required?


Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Open Date


Close Date


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

On August 8, 2022, Prince George’s Community College’s 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.

The COVID -19 vaccine mandate will remain in effect for areas that operate under a designated governing body, including allied health, athletics, and first responders.

Application Status ; 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 investigation.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • 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
  2. * Do you have one to two years of related experience? See minimum qualifications for this position.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have two years supervisory experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please describe in detail the extent of your supervisory experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have (5)five years of full time, progressively responsible fundraising experience, including three years of major gift ($25,000 and above) fundraising experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please describe your fundraising experience in a nonprofit environment

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  8. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 2
  2. Letter of Recommendation 3
  3. Certifications - See Minimum Qualifications for type
  4. Other

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