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State of Massachusetts Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving in Haverhill, Massachusetts

PLEASE NOTE, WE DO NOT REVIEW APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH MASSCAREERS. PLEASE APPLY VIA THE LINK BELOW: THE COLLEGE:NECC serves about 5,000 credit students each semester on two campuses located in the beautiful, historic Merrimack Valley region of northeast Massachusetts. Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on 106 acres near Kenoza Lake, and features a Technology Center and an award-winning Student One-Stop Center. Our urban campus in Lawrence occupies a number of buildings in the heart of downtown. Most recently, we have constructed a new 44,000 square foot health technologies facility, the Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health & Technology Center. Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and state parks along the coast. The college has been building an organizational culture that values initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow and improve. NECC is also committed to using evidence to guide planning and decision-making. These values are reflected in the use of Appreciative Inquiry for strategic planning and accreditation; in our investment in strengths-based, institution-wide professional development; and in our ten-year involvement as a Leader College in Achieving the Dream, a national network of community colleges dedicated to using data to close student achievement gaps. We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. With over 40% Hispanic students, NECC was the first federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in New England. We seek leaders who are committed to the community college mission, actively engaged in promoting diversity, and prepared to use their unique strengths and innovation with the goal of student success. POSITION:Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving:Director; Institutional Advancement; Haverhill Campus; 37.5 hours/week, Non-Unit Professional Position SALARY:Anticipated starting salary range is $80,000 - $85,000 annually with complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick, vacation and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits. SUMMARY:Primary responsibilities are to increase engagement and participation in support of the NECC Fund, fostering relationships with alumni and donors on behalf of the college, aligning donor priorities with the priorities and needs of the college to increase current use, endowed, and planned gifts. The Director should also lead the development and implementation of efficient and accurate system processes, practices, and policies related to the Raiser’s Edge database for data-informed decision-making and overall campaign success. The Director plays a key role in short-term and long-range planning for data integrity, gift processing & compliance, prospect management, reporting, and data analysis. ANTICIPATED START DATE:ASAP RESPONSIBILITES: /Annual & Scholarship Giving: 30%/ * In conjunction with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and the Assistant Director of Annual Giving & Stewardship, create goals and plans to achieve targets for dollars raised and donor participation. Monitor activity toward goals and report on progress. * Provide strategic leadership in designing and implementing appeals needed to sustain an annual giving effort * Provide constituent lists to support department publications and appeals, alumni and donor outreach efforts * Manage portfolio of donors and strategize their cultivation and stewardship * Analytics and record management in support of appeal, campaign, and fund performance across fiscal years focusing on current goals and strategies to determine the success of annual giving efforts * Primary point of contact for scholarship giving * Work with the Financial Aid and Admissions offices to ensure scholarship is awarded based on donor intentions, and that stewardship is fostered through the awarding and post-acceptance process * Coordinate scholarship selection committees such as the NECC Foundation and Alumni groups * Supports activities, initiatives and special events /Alumni Engagement: 30%/ * Work in close collaboration with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and theAssistant Director of Annual Giving & Stewardshipto coordinate alumni services, volunteer opportunities, and special events * Co-chair annual Giving Day event * Manage Protopia platform, benchmark and measure for success, and collaborate with college partners to promote it * Strategize closely with key stakeholders to identify alumni stories, donor potential, and engagement opportunities * Connect individual alumni with opportunities that appeal to their interest, serve as a resource and liaison to the greater college community * Collaborate with college stakeholders to incorporate alumni and donors into their programming to enhance the student experience * Facilitate programming that encourages broader alumni engagement * Manage and provide regular support to the Alumni Board in engaging them to help develop, advance and promote programs of the college on behalf of alumni * Coordinate Outstanding Alumni & Outstanding Student awards * Attend college’s annual commencement ceremony; assist with planning /Advancement Services: 30%/ * Work in the data base of record, Raiser’s Edge * Develop policies and procedures that emphasize data integrity and consistency * Work to identify inconsistencies and errors in Raiser’s Edge and proactively find ways to address them * Generate statistical and analytical reports that help to compare and analyze fundraising efforts across campaigns and appeals * Generate queries, lists, and exports for mailings, appeals, and stewardship efforts * Create constituent reports that help identify key cohorts for accurate segmentation * With Vice President for Institutional Advancement, create gift agreements and supporting documentation for institutional files * Manage individual endowment criteria in the Blackbaud Award Management Scholarship Software * Serve as data manager for alumni data as part of Data Governance /Other Duties and Responsibilities: 10%/ * Review and plan for content updates and edits for IA-affiliated web-pages * Perform general office duties, including answering phone calls and providing positive customer service to internal and external constituencies. * Manage annual giving and alumni budgets using zero based budgeting strategy OVERARCHING GOALS * Help increase philanthropic giving to the college * Help identify prospects, acquire new donors, cultivate existing relationships and increase donor retention * Enhance engagement with external community, with particular focus on alumni, donors, and friends PLEASE NOTE, WE DO NOT REVIEW APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH MASSCAREERS. PLEASE APPLY VIA THE LINK BELOW: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: * Seven to ten years of applicable annual giving or alumni relations experience * Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field such as communications or business. * A disciplined, results-oriented, self-starter, demonstrating initiative and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. * Persuasive communication skills in writing, in-person, and over the telephone. * Outstanding listening and analytical skills. * Ability to appropriately manage highly confidential information. * Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail. * Experience with a donor database such as Raiser’s Edge * Ability to learn new systems quickly and effectively. * Demonstrated ability to work effectively with ethnically, cultural, and socially diverse populations in a multi-campus environment. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Master’s Degree in relevant field * Bilingual (Spanish/English) * Experience working with and supporting a culturally diverse population BACKGROUND CHECK:Candidates will be required to pass a CORI and SORI check as a condition of employment. COVID VACCINATION:Candidates for employment should be aware that all Northern Essex Community College students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January 3, 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process. TO APPLY:To be considered for this position click on the "Apply Now" button, you will be prompted to setup a new account or login to an existing account. You will be able to upload the following required documents for consideration: * Cover Letter, describing your qualifications and experience * Resume/CV Review of applications will begin 5 business days from the posting date and will continue until the position is filled. *Please note that finalist candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three (3) professional references. *DEADLINE:Open until filled /Northern Essex 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 or military 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 statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Elizabete Trelegan (Assistant Director of Human Resources, B-219,978-556-3928///, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Northern Essex Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer./ /Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at:/ *Job: Education *Organization: Northern Essex Comm College *Title: *Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Location: Massachusetts-Haverhill-100 Elliot Way Requisition ID: 230003VW