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Greenfield Community College Executive Director of Institutional Advanceme- FT, 37.5 hours/week, year-round Non-Unit Professional in Greenfield, Massachusetts

Executive Director of Institutional Advanceme- FT, 37.5 hours/week, year-round Non-Unit Professional

Category:Executive / Management


Locations:Greenfield, MA

Posted:Jan 11, 2021

Closes:Feb 12, 2021 - 11:59 PM EST


Ref. No.:NUP 2021-03

Position ID:127368


About Greenfield Community College:


Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college serving over 4,800 people annually in credit courses and credit-free workshops. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that incorporates universal design principles to meet the needs of all our students. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.

Job Description:


The Executive Director of Institutional Advancement (EDIA) is a chief advancement officer of the College reporting directly to the president. The EDIA is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive plan that demonstrates the relevance of GCC's strategic goals to the current and emerging needs of the greater community, defines how internal and external entities can build stronger coalitions of shared purposes, and delineates the most innovative and efficient way of securing the financial support necessary to achieving and sustaining those goals. To ensure that the EDIA's authority is commensurate with those responsibilities, s/he will oversee all offices and functions that relate the realization of those goals including the GCC Foundation, Alumni Relations and Legislative Affairs. The successful candidate will provide leadership and support for the Foundation Board to facilitate its ability to raise, receive, manage, disburse and steward private funds, and to strengthen relationships with key external constituencies including alumni, donors, legislators, civic associations and the general public.


  • To lead by example, dedicating a majority of their time to external engagement and major gift development.

  • To develop innovative strategies for securing gifts and cultivating donors.

  • To develop an external deployment plan and schedule for the President to ensure their time and talents are focused on the most significant and sustainable opportunities.

  • To identify, train, and empower other human assets within GCC ensuring that the College consistently showcases its best people and best ideas.

  • To create greater synergy among and between Advancement functions, ensuring that success in one area (e.g. legislative support) is catalytic of success in another (e.g. fundraising).

  • To lead the Advancement team, providing effective oversight and professional development of staff and operations in order to achieve the best outcomes.

  • To develop synergies with the marketing department in order to build a robust online giving program and social media presence that connects the community with the College.

  • To develop specific plans that allow key constituencies to be more directly engaged in the creation, shaping and realization of the College's strategic objectives and targeted initiatives.

  • To provide strategic guidance and leadership for, and coordination among all annual, major gift, and capital campaigns and related events and activities, including alumni affairs.

  • To secure major financial gifts for the College, directly and indirectly through the efforts of other representatives including planned giving and bequests, naming opportunities, sponsorships and in-kind contributions to support student scholarships, College programming, and College initiatives.

  • To provide strategic direction to the Foundation Board and serve as an ex-officio non-voting member of the Board and its committees.

  • To provide oversight of the Foundation's finances, including activities related to the annual audit, the budget, and the endowment.

  • To collaborate with the Financial Aid Office to administer scholarships funded through individual endowments and /or grants.

  • To represent GCC at a variety of College and community events such as conferences, receptions, and cultural events.

  • To monitor legislation and policy activities, to update and advise College leadership and staff about relevant policy proposals and actions, and work with College staff to analyze potential impacts on the college. To communicate with the college community to inform them of relevant government issues.

  • To serve as a communications conduit between the President and legislative offices.

  • To develop a wide range of materials in support of the College's government relations agenda, such as talking points, legislative summaries, factsheets, testimony, reports, and letters and to create a virtual repository accessible to all those representing GCC in various capacities to ensure message discipline.

  • To plan and implement events and other activities to support the College's external objectives.

  • To serve as College Liaison to Green River Festival, including annual contract negotiation, participation in planning meetings throughout spring semester and coordination of all College resources related to the July festival operations on campus.


  • Serves as a member of President's staff

  • Other duties as assigned by the President or Foundation Board



  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Human Relations, Communications, Finance or related field;

  • A minimum of 5-7 years of fundraising experience.

  • Demonstrated capacity to interact effectively with governmental, community, and non-profit leaders.

  • Excellent organization, communication, financial and supervisory skills and business savvy.

  • Collaborative and team-oriented management style.

  • Familiarity with national philanthropic trends.

  • Strong technology knowledge and skills including the web and PC; (Raiser's Edge and Banner preferred).

  • Significant leadership experience of a non-profit or fundraising organization, including effective oversight of staff.

  • Professional experience within a community college or university setting is preferred.

  • Superb project management skills and the ability to work on many fronts simultaneously.

  • Experience with Board and donor relations, cultivation, major gift solicitation, on-line giving, and planned giving.

  • Communicating complex concepts through oral and written mediums.

  • Developing and implementing strategic plans as well as responding to short term objectives.

  • Planning and organizing.

  • Critical and strategic thinking.

  • Event planning and management.

  • Working with people from diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.


  • Master's degree in Business, Marketing, Human Relations, Communications, Finance or related field


Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

SALARY: Salary range $100,000 - $155,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

START DATE: July 1, 2021

Application Instructions:


In order to be considered for this position, youmustsubmit your credentials online. Create a Greenfield Community College account by clicking on theAPPLY NOWtab below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Contact information for 5 professional references

When preparing your cover letter and resume, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.

Successful completion of a CORI checkWILLbe required as a condition of employment. Official copies of all academic transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Review will begin with applications received up to and including February 12, 2021.

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Greenfield Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence.


Greenfield Community College's Annual Security Report is available online at ( . The report contains crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years for certain locations associated with the College as well as other campus security and personal safety topics such as: crime prevention; campus safety authority; crime reporting polices; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications)' programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; and other matters of importance related to security on campus.

If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Annual Security Report, you can stop by the Public Safety Office or Human Resources at One College Drive, Greenfield, MA 01301 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 413-775-1212 (Public Safety) or 413-775-1314 (Human Resources) or by

Greenfield Community College is proud to value diversity in our community of faculty, staff and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.