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Scholarship and Outreach Specialist, FMCCF

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
McHenry County College
Physical Address
8900 Us Highway 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Job Description

Job Title
Scholarship and Outreach Specialist, FMCCF

Friends of MCC Foundation

FLSA Status

Job Type

Position Grade

Employee Type
Full Time

Hiring Range
Commensurate with experience

Grant Funded

Work Year
12 Months

Work Year-Other Information

Typical Work Schedule

40 Hours | Flexible schedule to meet department needs to include evenings and weekends

Bargaining Unit Eligibility
Yes-Staff Council

Work Week
40 Hours

Work Week-Other Information

Special Instructions to Applicants

Position Introduction


Position Summary

The Scholarship and Outreach Specialist, FMCCF (Friends of MCC Foundation) works with Executive Director, Development Coordinator, Development Specialist, and other team members to assist with the Foundation’s scholarship, event, outreach, and support initiatives in support of the College’s programs, services, and students.

Reports to
Executive Director, Friends of MCC Foundation

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Support fundraising strategy and goals through assisting with 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
  • Assist and contribute to Foundation strategies for a large sustained base of annual individual donors to support scholarships and college program needs
  • Oversee the Foundation’s scholarship and program fund’s application and award process
  • Promote and educate the MCC community (students, employees, board, and donors) about availability, status, and performance of Foundation scholarship and program funds
  • Assist with monitoring scholarship funds to accurately produce scholarship announcements and verify that recipients meet the criteria to receive and maintain scholarships
  • Assist with design and maintenance of the scholarship tracking and filing system
  • Create systems to track scholarship agreements and ensure all agreements clearly define the scholarship status, scope, and award criteria
  • Work with Executive Director, Development Coordinator, and Development Specialist to maintain consistent contact with all scholarship donors and provide updated, accurate financial information
  • 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
  • Assist with preparation and delivery of presentations to potential donors and key stakeholders
  • Support Executive Director with Foundation Board and Committee administration including attendance at board and committee meetings, creating meeting minutes, meeting schedules, policy updates, and tracking director participation and attendance
  • Participate and assist with planning, and execution for assigned major and small events
  • Assist with implementation and execution of all aspects of key event/outreach initiatives
  • Work with marketing team to update all social media and web communications related to the Foundation’s outreach and event initiatives, as assigned by Executive Director or Development Coordinator
  • Help with development of Foundation newsletter and other ongoing communications, marketing, and donor stewardship
  • Provide reports to the Executive Director on the status of any ongoing projects
  • Support the Development Coordinator and Development Specialist as needed on donor database management, scholarship database management (Awards Management), and any committee work
  • Perform general administrative support functions
  • Provide assistance to the Development Coordinator and 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 immediate supervisor

Required Education
Associate’s Degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution

Other Required Qualifications

  • Three or more years of related experience with large-scale events, scholarship administration, writing proposals and reports, and/or managing complex projects
  • Prior experience with scholarships, donors, events, and related campaigns

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Experience working in a nonprofit fundraising organization
  • Fluency and ability to write in Spanish

Skills and Specifications

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Raiser’s Edge donor management software, Financial Edge module, and scholarship Awards Management database
  • Ability to learn technical applications, including working with donor databases
  • Proven understanding of servant leadership
  • 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
  • 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, equity, inclusiveness and the MCC Behaviors of Excellence
  • Commitment to the College mission, vision, values, and goals
  • Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specifications of the position

Main Campus

McHenry County College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color sex, national origin, or disability.
See Nondiscrimination Statement for details.

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