• Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

  • Posted: 09/09/2022

    The Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations is responsible for the oversight of the annual giving & alumni relations efforts for the Parkland Community College Foundation. The Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations will develop and implement a long-range strategic plan and annual goals to increase annual support and alumni involvement. 

    The Director Annual Giving & Alumni Relations is an exempt, 12-month, full-time appointment. This position requires the ability to work with leadership of the College, members of the Parkland College Foundation Board, volunteers, alumni and individual and corporate donors. The focus is on identifying and developing relations with Parkland alumni, including gift solicitation.   An additional focus includes the development of an annual appeal that generates contributions and stewarding donor relationships.  Internal and external events may require evening and weekend work. 

    For more information and to apply, visit www.parkland.edu/careers

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Leads the development and execution of annual fundraising campaigns, including but not limited to, annual appeals, scholarship renewals, employee campaign, and special events. 
    • Lead Foundation alumni activities that advance the development of the Alumni Association, including planning gatherings and reunions, communications, and other related activities to grow alumni participation and giving.  
    • Develop a comprehensive plan which outlines measurable objectives and outlines courses of action for all significant activity during the year.  
    • Execute and help develop a dynamic appeals, stewardship, and communications calendar with a variety of written and digital materials that articulates both the impact of the Foundation and to highlight donor investments in our mission.
    • Maintain a portfolio of compelling alumni, student & donor stories that can be leveraged to illustrate donor impact.
    • Collaborating with internal and external design and communications professionals on production of assigned publications, email messages, social media posts, websites, etc., that support direct fundraising campaigns. 

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university. 
    • Minimum of three years’ experience in student and alumni affairs, fundraising, volunteer management, community relations, or related activities.
    Applicants must submit:
    • An online employment application
    • Cover letter 
    • Resume or CV

    Application Close Date: 9/30/2022

    Salary: $65,370.21

    Benefits include: Medical insurance with no monthly premiums, dental, generous paid time off, life, disability, retirement plans, flexible spending, dependent care, EAP, tuition waiver, vendor discounts.

    Please monitor your email (including spam or junk mail) for testing and other correspondence from hr@parkland.edu. 
    For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Human Resources at 217/351-2220. 


    Equal Opportunity Employer