Announcement of Anticipated Opening

Dean of Institutional Advancement – Reposted

Community College Management Position (Manager 3)
Job Posting #FT200008

Full-time Position

Application must be postmarked by this date.

August 10, 2020 by 5 p.m.

Anticipated Starting Date

Fall 2020

Minimum Qualifications

Manchester Community College is one of the largest of the 12 Connecticut community colleges and is a constituent unit of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.

The Dean of Institutional Advancement serves as the Chief Advancement Officer and is responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive institutional advancement programs toward the goal of significantly increasing constituent involvement and fundraising outcomes. The advancement function includes responsibility for annual fund, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts and gift planning, endowment, capital campaigns, events management, grant development and administration, alumni and constituent relations efforts, stewardship, and advancement services. In addition to leading the advancement office, the Dean of Institutional Advancement is the college’s primary liaison to the Manchester Community College Foundation – an institutionally related foundation with $15 million in assets overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors – and coordinates the mutual support required for the college’s and the foundation’s success.

Candidates will possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree, preferably in a related field.
  • A minimum of five to seven years of experience as a senior-level advancement professional, preferably in higher education or similar complex environment.
  • A record of leadership and accomplishment in advancement with a proven track record of fundraising success and increasing responsibilities, especially with campaign planning/execution and in major gift solicitations in a goal-oriented environment.
  • Documented successful solicitation of numerous major and principal gifts and a history of building advancement programs and fundraising performance.
  • Experience working with/within an institutionally related foundation and leading a volunteer board of directors.
  • History of enhancing an organization’s culture of philanthropy and maintaining cooperative working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated development of comprehensive and inter-related strategic and operational plans for multiple business units; for example, advancement office, institutionally related foundation, and college/university.
  • Experience with complex financial policies, demonstrated successful implementation of them, and monitoring to ensure accurate completion and submission of all regulatory requirements. Examples may include disbursements, IRS filings, financial statements, audits and investment reports.  Experience with maintaining working relationships with financial consultants, including accountants, auditors, banks and investment advisers.
  • Ability to develop annual plans and budgets for multiple, substantial, inter-related constituent units and to work within those budgets.
  • History of serving as an organization’s representative in the community and building strategic relationships with local and state government leaders, community groups, business and corporate partners and grantors.
  • Comprehensive understanding of advancement and foundation operations, and the policy, functions and procedures necessary for these areas to be successful, including working with complex donor management software.
  • Experience supervising staff, and managing and delegating workloads, as well as running an effective team, preferably within a collective-bargaining environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning and professional growth.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience has prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and provide appropriate references.


The Dean of Institutional Advancement shall:

  • Advance the mission, vision, and short and long-term goals of the college working closely in concert with the campus CEO and senior administrative colleagues
  • Provide leadership and counsel to multiple constituent groups including but not limited to alumni, CEO, CEO’s Cabinet (serve as a member) and MCC Foundation.
  • Develop and implement a process for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and recognizing individuals, corporations, nonprofit foundations, state and federal government departments
  • Secure major, capital and planned gifts, as well as enhanced annual gifts and endowment support by developing advancement plans, programs and projects
  • Contribute to college and foundation strategic plans and priorities to support the college and to strengthen the financial resources of both MCC and MCC Foundation.
  • Create and execute fundraising plans that use best practices for institutionally- related foundations in annual, major, capital and planned gift programs, grant submissions and event programming to meet fundraising goals.
  • Safeguard the foundation’s assets and implement operational processes and procedures to ensure best practices in all aspects of advancement operations, including maintaining the strictest confidentiality of Institutional Advancement, and Foundation records.
  • Motivate and guide advancement team toward accountable, goal-oriented outcomes.
  • Devise and implement effective internal and external messaging plans and methods of advancement communication, promotion and marketing in concert with college’s marketing and public relations functions.
  • Be active and involved in the advancement profession, on regional, state and national levels.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.

Minimum Salary/Compensation

$89,217-$102,362 approximate annual salary, with full benefits package.

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted electronically to: Please reference job posting number FT200008 on application materials and on the subject line of all emails. Please submit the following two (2) attachments with your email:

  • CSCU employment application and;
  • Cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references and transcripts (unofficial acceptable at the application stage) in a single MS-Word or PDF File.

Employment application materials must be completed and will not be considered if not submitted in its entirety; references to resume or CV are not acceptable.

Application materials with the incorrect application will not be accepted.

Application Deadline

August 10, 2020 by 5 p.m.

Background Checks

Manchester Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. MCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

Manchester Community College does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, intellectual disability, learning disability, mental disability or history thereof, physical disability (including blindness), marital status, national origin, race, religious creed, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), sexual orientation, criminal record, veteran status, retaliation for previous discrimination or coercion, genetic information and workplace hazards to reproductive systems. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Debra Freund, Chief Diversity Officer, Manchester Community College, Great Path, P.O. Box 1046, Manchester, CT 06045-1046, SSC L277.

Manchester Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.