Director for College-Wide Programs and Community Engagement
Tidewater Community College
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Internal Number: 45526
Tidewater Community College has served South Hampton Roads â“ both students and employers â“ for 50 years. It has grown from 1 campus into a regional educational and economic force. TCC is the largest provider of higher education and workforce services in Hampton Roads, enrolling nearly 28,000 students in 2019-20. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, Tidewater Community College (TCC) services South Hampton Roads with 4 campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach, 7 regional centers and 2 important cultural institutions. The college had 3,203 graduates in 2019-2020, 40 percent of whom pursued degrees that would let them transfer to 4-year institutions. Of South Hampton Roads residents enrolled in higher education 36% enrolled at TCC. TCCâ™s institutional accreditation is affirmed through 2027 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Events: Serve as the primary coordinator of internal and external events for Tidewater Community College and Tidewater Community College Educational Foundation.Coordinate faculty, staff, volunteer, and student events.Initiate new events to engage the college community with the region and garner support for college initiatives.Carry our meetings, socials, retreats, service opportunities, and all other events that will enhance the TCC community.Be the catalyst that units the constituency groups of the college and motivates enthusiasm for college unity and community engagement.Build teams to serve the mission and vision of TCC and advance our presence publicly to external stakeholders.Fundraising: Responsible for developing a list of sponsors/donors who are willing to support TCC events and activities.Fundraising progress toward the goals set by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement will be assessed during the annual performance evaluation review. Goals and metrics will be developed and included in the mid-year objectives.Identify, cultivate and solicit donors willing to support TCC activities and events.Manage TCCâ™s employee engagement opportunities and programs, and develop new programs to increase community awareness and donor contributions and/or sponsorship.Assist with developing strategies to increase faculty/staff and parent/family giving to the college to support activities and events.Assist with developing, implementing and evaluating social media strategies to connect with alumni and potential donors to enhance engagement and philanthropy;Research and stay up-to-date on trends in the field of higher education advancement, annual giving, and philanthropy; suggest new initiatives to improve TCCâ™s events/activities sponsorship outcomes.Serve as the primary TCC alumni contact and engage all alumni in volunteer opportunities.Communication:Follow up on donor inquiries and donor relations' issues, as applicable.Assist in the preparation of proposals and presentations.Collaborate with team members to create and enhance fundraising collateral materials, donor solicitation materials, and donor funding proposals.Attend donor-related meetings and draft correspondence, as requested by the VPIAOther Duties: Performs such other duties as may be assigned by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, including those delineated below:Represent TCC's development interests at college and external events and activities.Support and assist with implementation of special donor events.Create an environment in which policies, practices, and beliefs are grounded in the principle of fairness and that acknowledges structural racism, gender disparities, and systemic poverty while honoring the diversity of humanity.Engage in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and cultural awareness training and professional development, as applicable.
Experience in higher education and knowledge of the Hampton Roads community is preferred.Knowledge of fund development and experience building fund-sustaining practices.The ability to effectively articulate the vision and priorities of Tidewater Community College.Demonstrated ability to use relevant software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Razorâ™s Edge.Ability to multi-task, set priorities, and work in a fast-paced environment.Excellent organizational and presentation skills.Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.Strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to prepare written reports.Ability to follow protocol, use discretion, and maintain confidentialityExperience with grant writing, research and/or reporting preferred;Nonprofit or philanthropic experience is preferred;Ability to think strategically, problem solve and make independent decisions;Ability to work independently and as part of a team;Must be willing to attend meetings, community activities/events; sometimes before or after hours and on weekends.Masterâ™s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.