NECC serves approximately 8,000 students each semester in academic programs and community enrichment courses on two campuses located in the beautiful, historic Merrimack Valley region of northeast Massachusetts. Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on 106 acres near Kenoza Lake and features a new Technology Center and award-winning Student One-Stop Center. Our urban campus in Lawrence occupies a number of buildings in the heart of downtown. Most recently, we have constructed a new 44,000 square foot health technologies facility, the Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health & Technology Center. Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and state parks along the coast.
NECC has been building an organizational culture that values initiative and innovation and seeks to identify and develop the strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow and improve. NECC is also committed to using evidence to guide planning and decision-making. These values are reflected in the college's use of Appreciative Inquiry for strategic planning and accreditation; in our investment in strengths-based, institution-wide professional development; and in our ten-year involvement as a Leader College in Achieving the Dream, a national network of community colleges dedicated to using data to close student achievement gaps.
We are also committed to the recruitment, retention and non-discrimination of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. With over 40% Hispanic students, NECC was the first federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in New England.
We seek leaders who are committed to the community college mission, actively engaged in promoting diversity, and prepared to use their unique strengths and innovation in the name of student success.
FULL-TIME VICE PRESIDENT OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT: Institutional Advancement; Non-Unit Professional
Northern Essex Community College (NECC) is seeking a dynamic Vice President for Institutional Advancement with responsibilities that will include, among other things, leadership of fundraising, grant writing, the NECC Foundation, the Alumni Association, Marketing and Communications, and Workforce Development and Corporate Relations.
NECC has had considerable success in fundraising, workforce development, and community relations; with leadership by two long-serving and highly experienced professionals who have recently announced their retirements.
The college's next Vice President of Institutional Advancement will be a strengths-based, driven, and strategic leader who can take Advancement to an even higher level by closely collaborating with NECC's President, cabinet, and internal and external partners to plan for the future; strengthen strategic relationships with businesses, communities, philanthropists and foundations, alumni, the media, and the communities NECC serves; and secure the resources that are needed to accomplish NECC's educational mission.
Anticipated Start Date: May 2019
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Vice President for Institutional Advancement is responsible for leading efforts to advance the college with external constituencies. Reporting to the President, the Vice President is the college's senior marketing, fundraising, and corporate relations professional; leading activities such as strategic communications, linkages with external funding sources (both public and private), and all public, corporate, philanthropic, and community relations.
Responsibilities of the Vice President of Institutional Advancement (IA) include:
Supervise the Offices of Marketing & Communications, Workforce Development and Corporate Relations, and Institutional Advancement
Provide leadership and serve as the college's liaison to the NECC Foundation, the Women of NECC, and the Alumni Association
Oversee all divisional budget and administrative services
Plan, manage, and evaluate strategies, programs, and communications to continuously improve NECC's relationship with key internal and external constituencies, including all forms of media, present and potential donors, present and potential students, businesses and corporations, elected officials, philanthropic foundations, alumni, parents, faculty and staff
Develop a dynamic and multi-platform fundraising plan, including major gifts, corporate and foundation support, annual funds, events and planned giving components in conjunction with the President and the NECC Foundation Board
Develop overall campus branding strategy and integration of branding strategy across all institutional communications
Coordinate and align Workforce Development and Corporate Relations activities with NECC's Strategic Plan and with the needs of local, regional, and state partners (area businesses, vocational-technical schools, chambers of commerce, Workforce Investment Board, Department of Higher Education, etc.)
Cultivate and expand new non-credit workforce development/corporate contracts, training and services for local businesses to meet regional workforce needs
Collaborate with academic staff and faculty on workforce development non-credit and credit offerings, including community education courses, prior learning assessments, and micro-credential offerings
Foster best practices and provide accountable leadership across all IA departments
Encourage team building and a healthy, strengths-based leadership culture
Assess department staffing needs, develop appropriate skill sets, and deliver a return on investment
Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business, education, institutional advancement, workforce development or a related field
A minimum of ten years in progressively responsible leadership roles
Ability to positively interact with a diverse population and uphold inclusive excellence
Budget development and oversight experience
Excellent computer skills
Demonstrated, successful experience in higher education fundraising and corporate relations
Strong presentation and communication skills, and the capability to effectively represent NECC to internal and external audiences
Ability to lead, manage, and delegate effectively across multiple areas of responsibility
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: It is an exciting and challenging time for community colleges and community college leaders across the country. As the cost of higher education and the burden of student loan debt continues to climb, community colleges are increasingly seen by students, families, and the public as affordable pathways to employment or transfer. At the same time, state financial support for higher education is shrinking and enrollments have been declining due to demographics and a thriving economy. NECC, like other colleges across Massachusetts, is becoming less "public" and more "private," and has had to manage our resources carefully and reorganize around new ways of working more efficiently and effectively.
A few of the leadership opportunities for NECC's next Vice President of Institutional Advancement include:
The college has been in the "quiet" stage of a multi-million-dollar major gifts campaign, Leading Into the Future Together (LIFT). The next Vice President will work closely with the President, campaign counsel, and the NECC Foundation Board to develop relationships with key stakeholders and meet fundraising targets
Institutional Advancement has recently completed an assessment of its efficiency and effectiveness, led by an external consultant. The assessment has provided the college with a number of recommendations around organizational structure, operational systems, external relations, staff training and development, and more that the next Vice President of Institutional Advancement will work with the President and Cabinet colleagues to review and implement
Workforce Development and Corporate Relations will be part of Institutional Advancement for the first time, offering an opportunity to develop new strategies for leveraging institutional relationships through corporate training, economic development, and philanthropy; and to develop robust, integrated operational systems, including customer resource management, staff training and development, etc.
NECC's Marketing and Communications Department has been adopting new tools and strategies?like geofencing and student-driven social media channels?for higher education's rapidly changing landscape; and there are many opportunities for taking the college's brand to the next level
NECC is embarking on its ten-year New England Council of Higher Education (NECHE) comprehensive self-study, with a site visit planned for fall of 2020, providing the opportunity to learn more about the college through the lens of the institutional accreditation process
SALARY: Commensurate with experience with complete fringe benefit package
DEADLINE: February 22, 2019 POST#: 178040
Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service and national origin and any other protected class in its education programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations, Affirmative Action, non-discrimination policies, and Title IX compliance/sexual harassment: Human Resources Director Justine Caron, B-219, 978-556-3956/ firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at: http://www.necc.mass.edu/clery
Internal Number: 106845
About Northern Essex Community College
NECC is a public, two-year college that offers comprehensive academic programs of study leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree and Certificates of program completion.Our dedicated teaching faculty accept with enthusiasm the challenge of responding properly to the differing backgrounds of their students and, at the same time, directing and leading them toward broader understandings. Our faculty are deeply involved in the planning of each class and in the achievement of each student, and are equally dedicated to personal achievement. As well as the specialized academic opportunities and tutoring that the college provides for our students, our faculty have the time and the commitment to advise as well as instruct students, and to provide support and encouragement.