Assistant to the President
Director of Annual Giving, Division of External Affairs:
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Director of Development and Leadership Giving, the Director of Annual Giving
is a senior member of the management team responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding annually
occurring gifts from a broad base of donors. The successful candidate will work closely with the entire Development
Team including the Special Events Coordinator, Data Base Manager, Development Associate and Director of Alumni
The Westchester Community College Foundation was founded in 1969, with the goal to raise funds to meet college and student needs not covered by public funds. It is historically a top-performing community college foundation, raising on average between $4 and $6 million in private funds annually, and disbursing over $1 million in scholarship funds annually. Additional responsibilities include:
• Planning and implementation of the Annual Appeal solicitations to various constituencies
• Institute a series of direct and electronic mailings and other solicitations
• Identification, solicitation and stewardship of President’s Council donors
• Manage donor retention and attrition
• Develop cultivation events and activities
• Manage annual solicitations for scholarships
• Stewardship of scholarship donors (cultivation, reporting, thanking)
• Develop calendar of solicitations to serve bi-annual scholarship awards needs
• Interface with Scholarship Center for information on gifts received and grants awarded
• Develop cultivation events and activities
• As part of the Annual Appeal, plan appeals and solicitations to Alumni
• Work with Alumni Association to develop programs which result in increased giving
• Develop special appeals based upon area of study or affinity group
Overall Stewardship of Donors
• Create an overall stewardship program, including special events and informational mailings, for all donors based upon total giving per year
• Develop follow up activities for event attendees so as to encourage greater participation
• Develop a calendar of events for cultivation
• Keep donors informed of opportunities and activities on campus
• Assist in developing broad base marketing and solicitations as part of the public phase of the Pathways Campaign
• Assist in developing strategy to target broad base appeals for Planned Giving
• Participate as a member of the Development team in developing overall fund raising strategies
• Represent the College/Foundation at special events and outside functions
• Track and report progress on an on-going basis
• A BA degree is required. 5 – 7 years prior experience as a development professional, with demonstrated success in developing and executing annual campaigns and other broad-based fundraising.
• Proficiency in manipulating fund raising database systems required; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred.
• Knowledgeable about and committed to core community college values and the ability to demonstrate, communicate, and represent values to others. Ability to work within a culturally diverse college population.
• Demonstrated success developing and implementing strategic activities and tasks with clear goals and objectives.
• Demonstrated knowledge of higher education; experience within a community college environment is highly preferred.
• Demonstrated understanding of the complexity of the volunteer/professional relationship and success managing relationships in a warm and professional manner.
• Demonstrated analytical skills and the ability to problem solve.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Demonstrated success in managing and stewarding donor relationships.
• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated success working collaboratively and cooperatively with others, other departments within the organization and with other organizations and entities.
POSITION EFFECTIVE: The position will remain open until filled.
SALARY & BENEFITS: The starting salary is $70,135 plus excellent benefits.
TO APPLY: Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “Director of Annual Giving” in the subject line of the email or mail to:
Director, Human Resources
Westchester Community College
HR Department, Administration Building- Suite 111
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Fax: (914) 606-7838
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Priority will be given to applications received by August 21, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning.
P/T Secretary I (Word Processing) – Yonkers Extension Center. The Yonkers Extension Center seeks a PT Secretary I to act as an assistant to the office overseer or manager. The Secretary will perform a wide variety of tasks providing clerical, office support, with a strong emphasis on customer service. The Secretary will be responsible to assist with student registrations; and data input and light database maintenance. S/he will also maintain accurate and complete records and files, prepare written correspondence, and other clerical tasks as assigned. Independent judgment may be exercised occasionally, when routine matters or clearly defined policies are involved.
The successful candidate must possess a high school or equivalency diploma and 4 years of experience where the primary function of the position was performing secretarial functions, 2 years of which involved the use of word processing and other automated systems. S/he must be detail-oriented with oral and written communication skills. S/he must also be able to maintain confidentiality. Outstanding customer service skills are required. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook are also required. PeopleSoft experience is highly preferred. The work schedule is Friday & Saturday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Flexibility required. No benefits. $9.80/hour.
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The successful candidate must possess a high school or equivalency diploma and three years of experience where the primary function of the position was performing general office/clerical work, one year of which must have included the use of a typewriter and/or a word processor to produce correspondence, forms, reports, or other documents, and the maintenance of records. This position requires a full range of skills in the operation of word processing equipment, maximizing equipment capability in compiling statistical information for various reports, setting up and maintaining automated records and filing systems, and compiling information for management needs. Familiarity with PeopleSoft and the student registration process is strongly preferred.
This is an hourly position with a work schedule of Fridays: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm with additional back-up flexibility on other weekdays and/or evenings. $8.8.0/hour. No benefits.
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The successful candidate must be reliable and punctual. He or she must able to follow directions & schedules and work independently. Janitorial or cleaning experience is preferred. The successful candidate must be able to lift 50 pounds. This is an hourly position with a work schedule of 20 hours per week, $8 per hour. Daytime hours: Monday – Friday. No benefits.
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Technical Assistants in Continuing Education Computer Classes
Technical Assistants to support the non-credit computing classes in Continuing Education in Valhalla. These are hourly, as-needed positions that pay $11/hour. Work assignments are made on a course-by-course basis according to the current semester schedule. Classes begin and end at various times during the term and are of varying length and frequency of meeting. Day, evening, and weekend assignments are available. Requires HS diploma, one year of computer related work experience, solid computer skills in MS Office apps. Send resume and letter of interest to Mary Beth Jerry, email@example.com.
Center for Financial and Economic Education
Consultant: Personal Finance Coach
Westchester Community College is seeking the services of an independent contract consultant operating with a federal employer tax identification number for a term of 8 months to provide financial coaching and training for students involved in a new personal finance and career opportunity program starting in the fall of 2014. This program is supported by a grant from a major financial institution. No benefits provided.
The scope of work will include: Conducting one-on-one coaching sessions with students in the program to help them develop a financial plan, including a budget and specific goals for saving, reducing debt and building credit; helping to recruit and enroll students for the program via campus events; assisting in the design and delivery of workshops and online presentations; establishing a system to track progress for each participant; and delivering specific student outcomes as per grant objectives.
Preferred background includes: Three to five years of experience in financial education, credit counseling, student advising, or other relevant areas with financial institutions or in the nonprofit sector; experience teaching the basics of personal finance and conducting workshop presentations; certification in Credit Counseling, Financial Counseling, Housing Counseling, or Financial Coaching.
Send resume and letter of interest to Suzanne Matthews, Director of the Center for Financial and Economic Education: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 914-606-5627.
Tutor needed for writing, reading and ESL. Bachelors degree and one year experience in an educational setting, tutoring under-prepared students.
Math tutor needed for developmental and college level courses. BA/BS degree and one year of experience in an educational setting is required. $13/hr, flexible hours.
Senior Tutors: The Academic Support Center seeks Senior Tutors for biology, chemistry, writing, ESL, math, and reading. A BA/BS degree and a minimum of 1 year of tutoring experience within an educational setting are required. The successful candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills. Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite is required. Hours: day and/or evening, 10 + hours per week. Hourly wage: $13.00 per hour.
Letters, resumes, transcripts, and references to:
Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
or email Word documents to email@example.com. Position of interest must be on envelope or in email “subject” field. Positions are open until filled. AA/EOE.