Director of Institutional Advancement

Reference: JOB965
Employer: Pittsburgh Technical College

REPORTS TO: Vice President of Strategic Initiatives  


Responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships with small to major donors, foundations, and corporate support with the primary goal of increasing contributions, maintaining relationships, and advancing donors' commitment to Pittsburgh Technical College’s mission. 


  • Work collaboratively with other College departments and constituent groups to define philanthropy priorities and relationship opportunities resulting in optimal solicitation strategies matching the objectives of donors and prospects.
  • Assist with fundraising strategy, management, and accurate recordkeeping.
  • Develop and author necessary grant requests.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a pool of gift prospects.
  • Prepare written proposals, gift illustrations, informational materials and other materials to further the solicitation process.
  • Prepare donor reports as needed.
  • Participate in the development and/or revision of policies and procedures relating to the major gifts process, marketing materials, major gifts cultivation, and stewardship and recognition activities.
  • Ensure appropriate processing and tracking of gifts, gift acknowledgment and recognition for portfolio.

The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties as assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.


PERFORMANCE MEASURED BY: Key Result Areas as established with supervisor. 


  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Master’s Degree and/or fundraising certification(s) preferred


  • Minimum 7 years of successful development experience required in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors.
  • 3 Years higher education or nonprofit fundraising experience required at senior level.
  • Hold high ethical standards aligned with the Donor Bill of Rights and the AFP Code of Conduct.
  • Knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets and estates.
  • Personal belief in mission, goals and objectives of higher education.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and donor database software.
  • Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.

Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and confidence to work effectively with board members, executive leadership, staff, donors and prospects. 

WORK SCHEDULE: Full time – 40 hours per week


  • Position salary range $4,455-$8,015 per month
  • Payday is last working day of the month


  • Medical/vision/dental/long-term disability/life insurance
  • Paid Time Off Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Bank
  • Wellness Programs
  • Supplemental Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work/Life Balance programs

TRAVEL: Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as required.


This is a newly created department.  The individual hired will be responsible for developing PTC’s fundraising program. 

Must have:

  • ​Valid driver’s license
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Must pass criminal and motor vehicle back ground check prior to starting position.
  • Motor vehicle background check will be conducted annually


posted November 8, 2017