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Development Coordinator

Community College System of NH

The Community College System of NH consists of seven colleges, offering associate degree and certificate programs, professional training, transfer pathways to four-year degrees, and dual-credit partnerships with NH high schools. The System’s colleges are Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth and Rochester; Lakes Region Community College in Laconia; Manchester Community College; Nashua Community College; NHTI – Concord’s Community College; River Valley Community College in Claremont, Lebanon and Keene; and White Mountains Community College in Berlin, Littleton and North Conway.  The seven community colleges in the system are committed to working with businesses throughout the state to train and retain employees to develop a robust workforce across all sectors and embraces the "65 by 25 Initiative," which calls for 65% of NH citizens to have some form of postsecondary education by 2025 to meet future workforce demands.

Salary: $20.82/hr. - $22.56/hr., depending on qualifications and experience. Includes a generous and comprehensive employee benefits program.

Status: Regular Full-Time, Non-Exempt

General Summary:
This position provides administrative support to the CCSNH Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) in support of fundraising efforts and development operations for the CCNH Foundation. This position requires superior administrative skills, attention to detail, and comprehension of the essential varied priorities of a development office; involves frequent contact with key volunteers and donors, community stakeholders, faculty and staff. Must be able to work independently and exercise sound judgment in varied situations.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Fundraising Support:

  • Coordinate all aspects of support for CAO to include: scheduling and organizing meetings with donors/prospects, conducting prospect research, arranging travel and completing travel reimbursement documents, making and returning telephone calls, and receiving, organizing, and responding to correspondence.
  • Answer donor/prospect inquiries within approved parameters. 
  • Working closely under supervision of CAO, recruit, cultivate, and train key volunteers in pursuit of fundraising initiatives. 
  • Coordinate gift acknowledgment process and related stewardship of donor intent. Assist with development of gift proposals and agreements.
  • Develop and distribute communications with colleges and local advisory boards under the direction of the CAO.
  • Assist in organization and execution of donor events, board and advisory group activities. As required, coordinate logistical details, including preparation of materials and invitations and coordination with vendors.  

Development Operations Support:

  • Coordinate Foundation Board meetings to include: confirming agenda and distributing meeting materials, reserving and setting up space, ordering catering, and taking and distributing minutes. Assist in Power Point presentation development.
  • Coordinate enhancements/updates for the Foundation website.
  • Under supervision of CAO, coordinate all aspects of daily operation for donor database. Responsibilities include entering and correcting data within constituent records, tracking and reporting gifts, and providing technical support.
  • Work within the donor database to generate and modify reports for use for development operations. Maintain donor agreements and other departmental records.
  • Prepare and anticipate correspondence needs including letters, agendas, meeting reports, and proposals. 
  • Proofread, gather support information, and prepare relevant spreadsheets, charts, and graphs for proposals and gift agreements.


Education: Associates degree. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience: Minimum of five years of administrative support and knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, and software. Education or specialized training may be counted towards minimum experience requirement.

License/Certification: Valid driver’s license or access to transportation for statewide travel.

Additional Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge of office practices, procedures and use of electronic equipment as required by department. Excellent written and persuasive verbal communication skills.  Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy.  Ability to work independently and collaboratively communicate with college and system office staff. Ability to maintain donor confidentiality when warranted.  Fundraising experience in public higher education. General knowledge of charitable giving vehicles, estate planning, and current laws governing charitable giving. Comprehensive campaign experience in the higher education or non-profit arena.

Disclaimer Statement: This job description lists typical examples of work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.

How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted online at:

Candidates should upload a letter of interest and resume when they complete their online application. 

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Date Added: November 28, 2018

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