The Director of Development reports to the President and is responsible for managing and implementing a comprehensive institutional advancement program designed to promote and foster a continuing interest in the College.
May include any and/or all of the following:
- Supervise and coordinate the ongoing activities of annual giving, major gifts, planned/deferred giving, capital campaigns, alumni relations, corporate and foundation relations, and coordination of grant development processes.
- Prepare reports, make presentations, and analyze possible directions for the OIA at the College and to facilitate administrative and board decisions.
- Promote and expand the College’s donor base, assuring the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of philanthropic support; building sustainable and enduring relationships with corporations, foundations and individuals including alumni, their families, faculty, staff, and other key personnel.
- Expand and maintain an up-to-date donor database to facilitate more productive contact.
- Develop fundraising strategies and methods or activities to ensure proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship of donors.
- Coordinate with internal department heads ( IT, marketing, deans/directors, and other key personnel) to achieve successful fundraising; nurtures culture of philanthropic support.
- Participates in committees, boards, and meetings; travels locally, and out-of-town as necessary.
- Supports the President in government relations.
- Other duties as apparent or assigned by the President.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Knowledge of development/fundraising concepts and appropriate solicitation techniques.
- Excellent interpersonal/human relations skills with a keen ability to: maintain external donor relationships with significant and influential individuals, maintain professional relationships with the Board of Trustees, donors, the surrounding community, and staff; coordinate and collaborate effectively with other internal College departments.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish (preferred).
- Familiar with online and offline marketing techniques.
- Familiar with computer, software programs, and their use in donor marketing, database development, and stewardship building.
- Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
- Enhances organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
- Reads and responds to internal email communication as appropriate using business format and business etiquette.
- Maintains high confidentiality regarding donor information.
Additional Leadership Requirements for Managers:
- Effectively accomplishes work through others; inspires confidence, provides clear direction, communicates constructive feedback; recognizes and resolves problems.
- Recognizes and develops skills and abilities of other staff or students in order to promote professional development and to meet departmental objectives; plans and assigns work effectively.
Education and experience equivalent to:
- Bachelor's degree; Master’s preferred.
- Three (3) years of advancement experience preferred.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Spanish (preferred)
- Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite and fundraising and development software.
- Ability to work flexible office hours.