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Assistant Vice President of Advancement
Category: Administrative and Professional
Department: Advancement & External Affairs
Locations: Springfield, MA
Posted: Sep 1, 2023
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: Full-time
Position ID: 166983
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About Springfield Technical Community College :

Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. Digital Multimedia, IT Security, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Mechanical Engineering Technology (Advance Manufacturing) and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. STCC's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 6,500, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity and justifiably proud of our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Respect, is one of the Core Values of the College and we strive to nurture mutual respect among faculty, staff and students. With respect, we embrace differences to create an inclusive environment for all. Together, we support students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.

Job Description:

Reporting to the President, the Assistant Vice President of Advancement is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and managing all fundraising, philanthropy, and Foundation-supported work, including overseeing communications and branding functions.  Unique interpersonal and relational skills shape the development and maintaining of relationships across the college, and external to the college, including with donors, alumni, faculty/administrators/staff, as well as facilitating business/industry support and investment in STCC. 


STCC Office of Advancement

  • Develops and implements a comprehensive philanthropic/development plan to strengthen the College's overall advancement/fundraising strategies and goals;
  • Implements an annual giving plan, including goals/metrics, as well as leads and facilitates capital and other campaigns, to aid college sustainability aligned to the strategic plan;
  • Brings a renewed focus to alumni fundraising, including strategies for inclusion in annual giving, as well as with participation by alumni on the STCC Foundation Board;
  • Develops a systemic approach to major gift solicitation, including engagement of STCC faculty/staff to leverage their expertise in connecting potential donors to the STCC mission;
  • Supervises STCC Office of Advancement.  With support from Director of Business Operations, accountable for employee supervision, contractor oversight, donor database management, student scholarship application process, fundraising and gift receipts/deposits, and systems of acknowledgement;
  • Accountable for strategy and operational oversight of STCC marketing and communication, including supervision of staff and contractor(s);
  • Curates the production of all college communication and marketing materials and mediums, including college eNewsletter, campaign materials, college-issued reports, as well as social media;
  • Provides operational oversight to WTCC radio station, including supervision of radio station manager; ensures compliance with FCC and any state/federal regulations;

STCC Foundation

  • Serves as Executive Director of the Foundation in accordance with Chapter 15A, Section 37 of Massachusetts General Laws; 
  • As Executive Director of the STCC Foundation, and in consultation with college administrators and Foundation Board Chair: manages budgets, ensures internal/fiscal controls, coordinates external audit, confers with investment contractor, and establishes guidelines for the distribution of Foundation funds; to include student scholarships and program-specific funding support;
  • Establishes a comprehensive recruitment, orientation and engagement system for members of the STCC Foundation Board of Directors;


  • Works collaboratively with other offices and administrators, including Cabinet;
  • Provides leadership and logistics oversight for college events in all forms;
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned;


  • Eight (8) years of experience in advancement/philanthropy that includes fundraising, campaigns and donor relations;
  • Demonstrated collaborative leader, characterized by excellent written and verbal skills, and introspective interpersonal relations;
  • Demonstrated fundraising success with a focus on major gifts, including an ability to specifically manage using deadlines and project-management technology and software;
  • Three (3) years of supervisor experience;
  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred; higher education experience preferred;
  • Knowledge of accounting and investment procedures; knowledge of Blackbaud/Razor's Edge a plus;
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends; a limited telework schedule is possible in accordance with college policy.  This position requires a commitment to significant time in-person, on campus;


Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

Position Classification:  Salaried, Non-Unit Professional

Work Schedule:  Full-time; Exempt

Salary Information:  $125,000 - $135,000 annually

Benefits:  Yes, State-funded (appropriation)

Closing Date:  September 22, 2023 or until filled

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Springfield Technical Community College is not sponsoring H1B Visa.


Candidates for employment should be aware that all STCC employees are required to complete Information Awareness Security Training within thirty days of their orientation date and annually thereafter.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter**, resume and three (3) professional references.

**Cover letter must demonstrate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.


STCC conducts a pre-employment screening. Initial and continued employment is dependent upon meeting National Background Check, Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check and if applicable, Physical and Alcohol/Drug Testing requirements. Screening also includes verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.


Springfield Technical Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans 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 statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Kathryn C. Senie, Ed.D, J.D. at 413.755.5642 or via email at, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Springfield Technical Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  


STCC's personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner, which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.



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