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Director of Major Gifts

  • Full Time
  • Portland, OR
  • $82293 to $119325 Annual Salary USD / Year
  • Salary: $82293 to $119325 Annual Salary

Website Portland Community College


The Director of Major Gifts develops, plans, implements, and evaluates aspects of fundraising, including principal gifts, major gifts, planned gifts, corporate and foundation relations, volunteer management, and Board activity. The position works closely with the College leadership and Foundation Board to identify and develop funding priorities and establish annual targets and metrics to ensure strategic goals are met and successful fundraising campaigns achieved. The Director of Major Gifts actively manages a major and principal gift portfolio and implements strategic direction to ensure goals are met. Additionally, the Director of Major Gifts participates on the Foundation leadership team to advance the Foundation’s strategic plan and vision. The position supervises administrative services professionals, technical/support and/or classified staff. See the classification description for additional information:

The PCC Foundation is located at PCC’s Sylvania Campus (SW Portland). Team members currently work in a hybrid setting.


Candidate Profile:

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position. Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

Demonstrated skill in frontline fundraising and moves management with the ability to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects ($25,000+).

Collaborative team leader who leverages staff capabilities and strengths to advance major gift work with individuals, corporations and foundations.
Provides integral support and oversight in the creation of the Foundation’s strategic philanthropic framework and development of fundraising priorities, working closely with Foundation Board of Directors and College leadership.
Ability to collaborate with external and internal partners, including staff, from diverse communities with respect and attention to belonging, justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

Together with the Foundation Management Team, advances operational growth and success, with a focus on professional development and team culture.

Salary Range & Benefits:

Minimum $82,293 to range midpoint of $100,808. Placement will generally not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee’s Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. After one year of management service, PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management and confidential personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement. Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)

– 14.67 hours of vacation leave per month

– 1 day of sick leave per month

– 11 holidays

– 3 additional personal leave days per year

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