Job Details

CP is currently accepting applications for the position of
Sponsored Events & Programming Director - (Foundation/Institutional Advancement)
Job ID: req4713
Position Closing Date: Open until filled


Central Piedmont is currently seeking a Director Sponsored Events & Programming position located in the Foundation/Institutional Advancement Department located on Central Campus - Sommers Building.


The Central Piedmont Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization established in 1965. Our aim is to generate financial support to further the mission of Central Piedmont Community College. We partner with businesses, individuals, and organizations in our community. Investments from these groups help to drive student success. We seek funding to address priority programs and needs as identified by the college's leadership. These funds fuel the areas of greatest need at Central Piedmont. We secure donations for scholarship opportunities that transform the lives of students. Gifts to the Central
Piedmont Foundation power a stronger future for our students and our region.


Anticipated hiring date:  April 11, 2022 or May 2, 2022 or May 14, 2022.

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm; weekends and nights as needed

Hours per week:  40 hours


General Function

Supports the development function of the Office of Institutional Advancement through the planning and coordination of an arts and humanities series, fundraising events, strategies, and programs to increase community engagement with and philanthropic support of the college.


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

1.  Arts & Humanities Series

*  Plan and coordinate quarterly art and humanities series, featuring prominent authors, performers, and artists

*  Lead internal events committee to gather input and identify potential arts and humanities series authors, performers, and artists

*  Manage event budget

*  Establish sponsorship levels and corresponding benefits, and work in collaboration with development staff to secure annual sponsorship support

*  Collaborate with Foundation staff to steward sponsors and key stakeholders

*  Develop series ticket sales packages

*  Work with college’s marketing department to create and implement marketing strategies

*  Engage college faculty to ensure student participation in series events

*  Cultivate relationships with community organizations and local businesses to develop partnerships, with the goal of broadening series attendance and growing sponsorship revenue

*  Provide onsite assistance at series events

2.  Foundation Events

*  Lead strategic visioning, coordination, execution, budgeting, reporting, and evaluation related to annual fundraising events

*  Manage volunteer planning committees for such fundraising events as Swirl and Sporting Clays Classic

*  Oversee identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of event sponsors and auction donors

*  Work with college’s marketing department to create and implement marketing strategies

*  Provide onsite assistance at events

3.  Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Characteristics

*  Excellent written and oral communications skills
*  Strong listening and questioning skills
*  Ability to make sales presentations
*  Exceptional time management, organizational and follow-up skills
*  Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
*  Strong leadership skills
*  Collaborator who enjoys working with groups
*  Knowledge of fund-raising fundamentals and practices
*  Excellent interpersonal and community relations skills
*  Ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community
*  Ability to research, compile, analyze, and prepare information for reports



Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution (Communications, Marketing or a closely related field)

Minimum of three years’ experience in project management and/or event planning.


Preferred Qualifications

None listed


Working Conditions:

Typical office environment. Occasionally responsible for light lifting. May have prolonged periods of standing.


  1. A completed CP application must be completed on-line. During the on-line application process, applicants will be prompted to upload or build a cover letter and resume.
  2. College transcripts (if required for the position) must be attached on-line in the "additional documents" section of the application process.
  3. Applicants that do not have an electronic copy of their transcripts, or find the electronic copy is rejected on-line due to the file size, may fax their transcripts to (704) 330-6066 for attachment to the on-line application.
  4. All applications must be received in the Human Resources office by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date posted to be guaranteed for consideration. Applications of qualified candidates received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the hiring manager.


Salary for this position is $53,318 - $61,050. Pay grade for this position is M. Initial placement for new employees is customarily at entry level through 25% percentile. Contract type is Administrative. Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include off-shift hours, evening and weekend assignments may be required of any position. All positions are subject to budget approval. CP offers an excellent benefits package to full-time employees including Health, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Education Benefits, Disability and more.


Central Piedmont Community College is Mecklenburg County’s resource for academic excellence and cultural enrichment. Central Piedmont is in close proximity to the Queen City’s robust public transportation system, professional sports arenas, and a number of premiere restaurant and shopping outlets that attract visitors from Mecklenburg County and beyond. Today, close to 40,000 students call Central Piedmont home. With eight locations, it is one of the largest community colleges in the Carolinas and serves people of all ages who seek a real-world, affordable, hands-on education that will transform their lives and strengthen the economic, social, and cultural environment of Mecklenburg County.



Notice of Nondiscrimination
As a recipient of federal funds, Central Piedmont is required to comply with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (“Title IX”), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities. Central Piedmont Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities, including in the context of admission or employment.