Development Coordinator

 

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College Overview

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is an award-winning, comprehensive urban college serving one of the most historic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States. HCCC students were born in 119 countries and speak 29 different languages. The diversity and the multitude of our community’s cultures, life experiences, skills and aspirations, are the very values and traits that empower us to be productive and caring members of our society.

HCCC embodies an unwavering commitment to student success and an intentional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2019, the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (PACDEI) was instituted to develop new levels of understanding and access and advance the College’s commitment to transparency and inclusion. We are proud of the differences we share, which are the foundation for the life changing and transformational education we offer and the social mobility we provide to the communities we serve.

HCCC has three campuses located just minutes from Manhattan: the Journal Square campus in Jersey City and North Hudson Campus in Union City are adjacent to vital transportation hubs; the Secaucus Center has abundant parking. Fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College offers courses and classes in a wide variety of disciplines to the people and businesses of Hudson County, one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the United States. The College was recently recognized with the 2021 Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Northeast Regional Equity Award, and the 2021 INSIGHT Into Diversity’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. In 2016 the Gabert Library was one of three academic libraries in the United States to receive the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and in 2019 the HCCC Tutoring Center received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for Two-Year Institutions. In 2019, the College joined Achieving the Dream, a network of high achieving community colleges, part of its expanding effort toward continuous improvement in student success.

HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education. Hudson County Community College is proud of its culture of care and invites applications from those wishing to join a community dedicated to promoting student success in all forms.

 

Position Summary

Since 1997, The HCCC Foundation's single purpose includes promoting and supporting Hudson County Community College. The Development Coordinator reports to the Vice President for Advancement and Communications (VPAC) and provides comprehensive administrative and operational support for the Advancement Team at a pivotal time in our history. The Development Coordinator will play an integral role in helping develop the systems, processes, and procedures and identify the tools essential for expanding HCCC’s fundraising capacity as it prepares for its 50th Anniversary.

 

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Donor Cultivation/Stewardship

  • Work closely with the VP to establish and maintain ongoing donor and prospect relationships by drafting personalized and targeted correspondence, donor briefing materials, collateral materials for solicitation purposes, stewardship letters, donor gift agreements, gift renewals, and letters of inquiry.
  • Routinely draft and coordinate mass mailings, electronic appeals, and campaigns.
  • Conduct donor research and create detailed profiles using DonorSearch and iWave software.
  • Design appeals in concert with Communications and coordinate, schedule, and synthesize appeal results.
  • Assist with creating a moves management process for major gift prospects and donors.
  • Create donor sponsorship materials and pitch decks for effective solicitations.
  • Demo CRMs, e-marketing tools, and fundraising software make recommendations based on findings.

Administrative/Clerical

  • Manage the Advancement calendar to achieve quarterly and annual fundraising goals. 
  • Draft and proof Advancement and donor communications as needed.
  • Monitor and respond to phone and email inquiries from donors and potential donors, including donor information updates and programming questions.
  • Interview, manage and evaluate department student workers.
  • Performs duties & responsibilities as requested by the Vice President for Advancement and Communications.

Event Planning

  • Coordinate and support targeted fundraising and recognition events and programs, including invitation development, timelines, calendars, and bio preparation, as needed.
  • Manage post-event analysis and follow-up internally and externally.

 

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2-4 years of fundraising/development work experience are required.
  • Comfort working with donors, volunteers, alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends is essential.
  • Direct experience managing CRMs and an aptitude for e-marketing tools and fundraising software (iWave, Foundation Center, Blackbaud, OneCause, GiveButter, GradUWay, etc.)
  • Experience effectively managing complex projects and deadlines with strong attention to detail and accuracy; ability to present ideas and solutions for meeting goals and overcoming challenges.
  • Proven ability to manage up and down to achieve successful results.
  • Superb administrative skills. Expert-level facility with Microsoft 365, including the ability to create PowerPoint presentations and slide decks.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of initiative and ability to work independently with a thoughtful approach to problem-solving.
  • Sound judgment. Comfortable handling and safeguarding confidential information.
  • Authentic passion for Hudson County Community College’s mission.

 

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) serves more than 18,000 credit and non-credit students annually. The College offers nearly 80 degree and certificate programs, including award-winning English as a Second Language, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management, Nursing, and Health Sciences, and Fine and Performing Arts. The HCCC Culinary/Hospitality Management program was ranked number six in the U.S. by Best Choice Schools. Over 94% of HCCC Nursing program graduates passed the NCLEX the first time out, placing the program's graduates in the top tier of two- and four-year nursing programs nationwide. 

 

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to nicolebjohnsonFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.

 

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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