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Community College
Crystal Lake , Illinois

Category: Administrative officer
Field of Interest: Education

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Coordinator of Events and Outreach, FMCCF (Friends of MCC Foundation) works with Executive Director, Development Coordinator, and other team members to execute the Foundation’s event, outreach, and support initiatives in support of the College’s programs, services, and students.

Reports To:  Executive Director, Friends of MCC Foundation


  • Support fundraising strategy and goals through setting event and outreach activities to achieve annual goals and budgets, consistent with Foundation Board and Executive Director initiatives
  • Research and identify potential donors within the community for giving and sponsorship opportunities
  • Create and implement strategies for a large sustained base of annual individual donors to support scholarships and college program needs
  • Steward both current and prospective donors in support of Development Coordinator efforts, and as directed by Executive Director
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with current donors
  • Assist in ongoing communication with current donors and with stewardship initiatives as determined by the Executive Director and Development Coordinator
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to potential donors and key stakeholders
  • Support Foundation Board of Directors assigned committee(s) and cultivate committee engagement and involvement
  • Oversee planning for assigned major and small events
  • Coordinate and implement all aspects of key event/outreach initiatives
  • Work with marketing team to coordinate and update all social media and web communications related to outreach and event initiatives
  • Assist with development of quarterly newsletter and other ongoing communications, marketing, and donor stewardship
  • Provide reports to the Executive Director on the status of ongoing projects
  • Support the Development Specialist as needed on donor database management and committee work
  • Perform general administrative support functions
  • Provide frequent direction to the Development Specialist and other Foundation staff members as delegated by the Executive Director
  • Work collaboratively with others (e.g. Board members, colleagues, stakeholders, vendors) to accomplish functions and responsibilities
  • Assume additional duties as assigned by Executive Director


  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Associates degree from a regionally accredited institution plus three or more years supporting fundraising strategy through event and outreach activities will also meet the education/experience requirements
  • Experience implementing large-scale fundraising events, writing corporate proposals and reports, and/or managing complex projects
  • Proven track record of revenue generation and prior experience with donors, events, and related campaigns


  • Three years of related experience implementing large-scale fundraising events, writing corporate proposals and reports, and/or managing complex projects.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Raiser’s Edge donor management software, and Financial Edge module
  • Ability to learn technical applications, including working with donor databases
  • Proven understanding of servant leadership and ability to articulate and executive leadership with team and community
  • Professional and ethical behavior with understanding of discretion and confidentiality is essential
  • Excellent writing skills, demonstrating accuracy, creativity, and persuasiveness
  • Strong verbal communication skills to effectively manage frequent contact with Foundation board members, volunteers, alumni, donors, corporations, and college officials
  • Ability to inspire donors to go beyond their traditional giving levels
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong record of creativity and innovation
  • Self-starter, able to work independently
  • Commitment and respect for diversity
  • Commitment to the College mission and goals
  • Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specifications of the position