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Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement and College Relations:

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement and College Relations
Department Institutional Advancement
Position Category Staff – NonClassified
Job Summary 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.

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.
• Other related duties as assigned by the President.
Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s 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.
Preferred Qualifications • Master’s degree preferred.
• Experience working with non-profit boards desired.
Reports To President
Campus Location Initially located at the Lincoln Campus
Work Schedule Calendar
Shift, Days, and Additional Work Schedule Information Non-Standard; 35 hours per week
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time
Permanent/Limited Position Permanent
Benefits Yes
Name of Bargaining Unit Union None
Pay Grade BOE 18
Salary Range $84,577 – $134,215
Additional Salary Information Hiring salary commensurate with education and experience.
Civil Service List position No
Licenses, Tools and Equipment Various computer hardware and software relating to fund raising and communications. Must have access to and use of own transportation.
Environmental Conditions This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions
Desired Start Date asap
Position End Date (if temporary or grant)

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Application Open Date 01/26/2018
Application Close Date (includes the grace period)
Open Until Filled Yes
Comments
Special Instructions to Applicants Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be received by February 16, 2018.

To apply for this position, complete CCRI’s online application, and attach a cover letter and resume. Please include information of three references within the application. Finalists will be required to provide official college transcripts.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311. TTY: 401-825-2313.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor’s degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please list your degree(s) earned.(Open Ended Question)
  3. * Do you have at least five years of successful professional fund raising experience for an institution of higher education or similar non-profit organization?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have evidence of successful experience in supervision, management, record keeping and data analytics?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, as well as be able to organize, coordinate and supervise professional and support staff?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have demonstrable experience with grant writing, management and reporting?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have knowledge of the grant writing, management and reporting processes?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you possess exceptional interpersonal skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have strong leadership skills and the ability to bring together different constituencies in order to achieve goals and build consensus among constituents?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you have a proven track record in revenue diversification and growth?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * Do you have experience working with non-profit boards?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * To improve CCRI’s advertising strategy, please let us know where you FIRST learned of this job opportunity? Please be specific when using web site or publication names (example: LinkedIn, HigherEdjobs, Chronicle, personal referral, etc.). Thank you.(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document

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