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Assistant Director of NCCC Foundation

Niagara Community College

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Position Category
Full Time Staff

Position Status
12 Month


Advertised Salary
$55,100 - $63,365

NCCC Foundation Support

Working Hours
Monday - Friday (Evening and weekend hours may be required)

General Description
A wonderful opportunity is available at Niagara County Community College as we are searching for a dynamic Assistant Director to assist in the transformation of our Foundation department This is a full time, 12-month Administrator position funded by the NCCC Foundation. This position reports to the Director of Development of the NCCC Foundation, Inc.

The Assistant Director will work closely with the Director to develop cultivation, solicitation and stewardship to a variety of donors. Under the direction of the Development Director, the Assistant Director provides oversight and general management of programs, projects and events.

Niagara County Community College provides phenomenal benefits for our employees. These benefits are part of a total compensation package comprised of more than just a salary which includes participation in the NYS Retirement System as well as benefits that not only cover you and your family’s health but also your well-being as we understand the importance of allowing our employees to have a healthy work life balance. In addition to ample PTO and sick days, our college is also closed for 14 holidays per year as well as Winter break from late December through early January and a week in March for Spring recess. Our college also observes 4-day work weeks in the summer. Please visit to view our benefit offerings.

Niagara County Community College is doing its part to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus within our work environment and requiring that all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 including the first booster (if eligible). Therefore, the candidate that is selected for hire of the position must show proof of their vaccination status to the Human Resources office after an offer of employment is accepted. NCCC will consider requests for medical and religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

Typical Work Activities
1. Serve as resource for NCCC Foundation Board and Alumni Committee to advance Foundation goals.
2. Plan, coordinate, and implement alumni/donor engagement and fundraising efforts, including an annual campaign, solicitation pieces, and other activities in conjunction with the NCCC Foundation Board, Alumni Committee, and Development Director.
3. Develop and maintain an on-line giving program including management of the Foundation and Alumni webpages, Facebook, and other social media.
4. Plan and coordinate Foundation and alumni communications; including writing/editing of letters/newsletters/magazines, assigned areas of the annual report, social media, and other forms of communication.
5. Assist with the budgeting, planning, and coordination of events including signature events.
6. Develop, manage and execute campus fundraising campaigns, including the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of faculty and staff.
7. Plan and coordinate scholarship committee meetings, including the Distinguished Student Scholarship program, student notification, and donor stewardship reports.
8. Assist in maintaining accurate financial records in Raiser’s Edge.
9. Maintain alumni and donor database.
10. Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate, foundation, and individual donors.
11. Serve on various NCCC committees and attends professional meetings.
12. Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
Must be able to speak to groups and to relate with a diverse group of senior College officials, alumni, community and corporate leaders. Ability to make presentations and develop written, printed, and electronic communications. Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Blackbaud Raisers Edge database management, Ability to travel locally and work on nights and weekends on occasion.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Three years paid experience in employment with a not for profit organization
  • Hands-on experience in fund raising with a proven track record of success,
  • Strong facility and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PPT, etc.),
  • Strong written communications skills with particular emphasis and experience in news writing and persuasive writing,
  • Strong oral communication skills including demonstrated experience in public speaking,
  • Excellent time management skills and a commitment to serving the college community.
  • Possession of a valid NYS Driver’s License

Desirable Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree;
  • Experience working in higher education,
  • Experience with Raisers Edge,
  • Able to work with diverse groups and engage in interpersonal contact with a wide variety of internal and external constituencies,
  • Experience with fund-raising and foundation/development.

Valid NYS Driver’s License

About NCCC
Our college nurtures and empowers its students and employees in ways that recognize and value our common humanity as well as the richness of our diversity. NCCC offers high-quality academic programs leading to degrees and certificates which are supported by outstanding student services in an inclusive and welcoming environment. NCCC provides a variety of cultural, social, and international experiences, as well as community education and workforce development that supports economic development that positively impacts the quality of life of valued stake-holders. The College operates through a collegial model of shared governance and transparency, and is accountable to meet the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.

Established in 1962, NCCC offers a comprehensive and vibrant learning environment with an enrollment of approximately 3,090 students (Fall 2022 semester). The student to faculty ratio is 12:1, providing a high degree of personalized attention and connection between students and faculty.

The NCCC campus, located in Sanborn, NY, offers easy access to both Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls State Park, and is minutes from the Canadian border. The campus is centrally located between the county’s three main cities of Lockport, Niagara Falls, and North Tonawanda. NCCC serves the community in two locations within Niagara County, at the Sanborn campus, and at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, located in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls.

NCCC continues to actively expand with the recent opening of its Learning Commons Center, a $25 million dollar project on the Sanborn campus. In just a short period of time, it has become the nucleus of the campus; a place for faculty to collaborate and help students develop critical thinking skills while incorporating state-of-the-art technology and innovative student support services.

NCCC welcomes applicants who are committed in helping us fulfill our mission and to reach our vision of being a leader in providing a dynamic, high quality, educational environment responsive to current and emerging needs of our students and community. At NCCC we embrace diversity and promote inclusion throughout the institution and seek candidates who share those principles and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

EEO Statement
NCCC does not discriminate and prohibits harassment or discrimination related to any protected category including creed, ethnicity, citizenship, national origin, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, political or social affiliation, age, race, color, veteran status, military status, religion, sexual orientation, domestic violence status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Special Instructions Summary
For full consideration applications must be submitted by April 9, 2023. if a viable candidate is not found during the initial review, applications submitted after April 9, 2023 will be considered.

Niagara County Community College considers only those applications that clearly demonstrate the applicant meets all required qualifications as indicated on the posting, please review the qualifications before applying. Persons meeting the required qualifications as stated above should submit the following:

  • cover letter that addresses each of the qualifications
  • resume
  • unofficial transcripts
  • names and contact information for three (3) current, work related references

Incomplete packets will be rejected for lack of information.

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