Director of Development

Posted on 01/23/2023

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, MA

The Director of Development will play a key role in the expansion of QCC’s fundraising program and alumni outreach and cultivation efforts. The Director will help to develop strategies and implement tactics that will successfully increase philanthropic support from key constituencies. The Director will focus on renewing and upgrading current donors, acquiring new donors, and increasing the overall giving participation rate among College alumni and other constituents.

The Director will manage communication and cultivation efforts for all College alumni, plan, and execute events.

Supervision Received: Reports to the Vice President of External Affairs

Supervision Exercised: Supervises support personnel as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive annual giving communication and solicitation plan for all College constituents aimed at increasing both donors and annual dollars raised; specific initiatives such as annual appeals, appeals to faculty and staff campaigns, and other select-segmented annual giving campaigns. Support stewardship activities for all donors. Collaborate with the College community to identify, refer, and steward major gift prospects.
  • Plan for and manage strategic growth in all phases of private sector support, including corporations, foundations, alumni, and
  • Provide strategic direction and management oversight of the Alumni Association Advisory Board. Identify alumni for volunteer and leadership roles. Oversee the continued development of the Alumni Association, its fundraising capabilities, and its ability to act as an advocate for the College in the
  • Responsible for all Alumni Relations and Annual Giving events. Responsible for strategic planning and logistical execution of other College and campaign events.
  • Work directly with Assistant Director of Operations to determine web content for Annual Giving programs, fundraising efforts and Alumni Relations.
  • Work directly with the Institutional Communications department to develop print and web communications to solicit and steward annual donors and prospects. Draft and send direct mail, email communications, and social media outreach and work with vendors to ensure the timely delivery of annual giving communications and solicitations.
  • Utilize reporting tools, campaign projections, and historical data to set and monitor annual fundraising goal progress for all constituencies.
  • Coordinate with various stakeholders in the College community to help foster select affinity alumni involvement and to advance all fundraising and stewardship goals.
  • Responsible for identifying and soliciting private funding from foundations and corporations to supplement existing resources and enhance program development, including grant writing, in coordination with the grants office.
  • Facilitate an annual giving program to obtain alumni and private sector support for the College from foundations, corporations, non-profit organizations, and individuals as part of a larger development
  • Actively supports the teaching and learning process; practicing honesty and integrity in and out of the classroom; striving to create a student-centered environment while fostering academic innovation and excellence.
  • Works actively with other areas of the College to ensure a spirit college-wide collaboration, collegiality, civility, and teamwork. Respects the function of dissent in an academic institution while advancing a collegial atmosphere of campus collaboration.
  • Embraces the ideals of diversity and inclusiveness and supporting the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences, including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
  • Provides flexible, responsive, and high quality service to all, be they students, community, or staff, and continuously assesses processes and procedures and revising accordingly.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Five years of experience in fundraising.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience leading projects from concept to full execution.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills in a fast-paced work environment.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree.
  • Experience in higher education.
  • Fundraising database knowledge and experience.
  • Experience working with diverse constituencies.


Anticipated salary range is $80,000 to $90,000 annually with complete fringe benefit package. 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. Actual salary will commensurate with education and experience.

Equivalency Statement: 

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.

Application Instructions: 

All applicants must apply online by submitting:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This position will close on Sunday, February 5th, 2023.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pre-Employment Requirements: 

Candidates for employment should be aware that Quinsigamond Community College faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 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.

QCC requires all students, faculty and staff to be compliant with our vaccination policy. For addition information on COVID19, please visit:

Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI/SORI) request.

Quinsigamond Community College only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you don’t have access to a computer, please visit Human Resources Office Monday- Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.

Quinsigamond Community College understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-854-2883 or [email protected].

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