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Special Assistant to the President/Capital Campaign Director

MassBay Community College
Job Title: Special Assistant to the President/Capital Campaign Director
Job Type:
Executive Director
Wellesley Hills
Job Search Ends:
May 31st, 2020
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MassBay fosters educational excellence and academic success to prepare students for local and global citizenship, to meet critical workforce demands of communities and to contribute to region’s economic development.

Massachusetts Bay Community College values diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply to join our community.

Located in Greater Boston, MassBay is a comprehensive, open-access community college, offering associate degrees and certificate programs on three campuses in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland, Massachusetts.

Position Summary

The ideal candidate will join a vibrant and inclusive educational community and have a desire and ability to work with a diverse population.

MassBay Community College seeks a full-time director of its capital campaign.  The director will serve as a special assistant to the president.  The capital campaign seeks to raise $5 million toward the construction of a Center of Health Science, Human Services, and Early Education in Framingham, MA. 

This two-year newly-created position will be responsible for implementing and completing MassBay’s $5 million capital campaign.  The Special Assistant to the President for the Capital Campaign executes the Capital Campaign, working with the President, the Campaign Consultant, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and other staff.  The ideal candidate is driven, organized, flexible, and has experience with major gifts fundraising and running a capital campaign from start to finish.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Working closely with the President, Campaign Consultant, and Vice President for Institutional Advancement to devise and implement a multifaceted capital campaign that will support MassBay’s plan to construct a new facility in Framingham;
  • Establish the campaign’s solicitation priorities, manage prospect lists, prospect research, and prospect tracking;
  • Develop and execute cultivation plans, strategies including meeting requests, and metrics to monitor project success in collaboration with the development team and senior leadership;
  • Collaborate with College personnel and the campaign consultant to provide campaign collateral and communications, specifically materials for solicitation including print, web and social media platforms;
  • Identify members, lead, and provide support to volunteers on the various campaign committees;
  • Provide guidance, prepare, and coach the President team when appropriate and be present during solicitations when required;
  • Work collaboratively across all development teams, including the Foundation Board, the Board of Trustees, and the Advancement staff, to cultivate identified individuals and institutional prospects in order to complete solicitations and/or prepare and submit grant proposals;
  • Devise and direct cultivation and recognition events ensuring donor acknowledgment and naming opportunities, stewardship and, as appropriate, public recognition;
  • Prepare presentations for the leadership team and Board of Trustees and Foundation Board evaluating progress toward goals;
  • Other duties as assigned.

This list is not to be considered all-inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties as required to meet the needs and foster the mission of the College.

All employees of MassBay are expected to work collegially and collaboratively within a community that values and celebrates diversity.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Minimum of five years of professional fundraising experience, with a focus on Capital Campaigns;
  • Proven track record of successfully securing major gift support, with a focus on completing and closing six and seven-figure asks;
  • Success leading and directing capital campaigns, and the ability to manage the campaign budget;
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills and ability to prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting priorities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sensitivity and commitment to the goals of Affirmative Action and workforce diversity;
  • Experience working in a diverse environment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with underserved students
  • Personal qualities of strong work ethic, strategic thinking, and diligence;
  • A sense of humor, tolerance for change, and a demonstrated ability to contribute to a positive culture;
  • A team player with the ability to motivate others.

Additional Information:

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree required

Salary Range: $95,000 - $100,000

Classification: Non-unit Professional

Source of Funding: Two Year, Grant-Funded

To Apply:  Please complete our online application by clicking the “Apply” button. Include a letter of interest, resume, and list of three professional references with their contact information. Finalist candidates must provide official transcripts/certifications.

Deadline:  February 26, 2020, or after that until filled. 

Massachusetts Bay 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 statutes 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 for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator (Lisa MacDonald, Director of Equity Compliance, lmacdonald@massbay.edu or (781) 239-3147), the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.

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