As a member of the Development Office Team and in close collaboration with college departments who benefit from philanthropic giving, the Director of Development is responsible for ensuring the donors to Salt Lake Community College have a positive and rewarding philanthropic experience. The Development Officer is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals capable of giving at the $10,000-and-above level. The Development Officer will help build a strong base of donors to support the ambitious growth of the organization over the next several years of the comprehensive campaign.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
As a member of the Development Office team, contribute to fundraising initiatives and success by identifying and qualifying new individuals that can provide scholarships. Increase charitable donations by cultivating and soliciting individuals, and fundraising visits, activities, and events.
Maintain a portfolio of 75-100 potential and current donors and develop cultivation and solicitation strategies in line with the College’s priorities and prospect’s interest. Create individual goals for each prospect in the portfolio based on the donor’s history of giving and the organizations, knowledge of the prospects‘ capacity.
Direct and implement donor solicitation and donor relations’ activities. Prepare funding proposals in coordination with academic leadership. Prepare students and academic leadership to participate in development calls through briefings, speaking points and other event itineraries and agenda. Produce annual scholarship appreciation events as necessary in major college markets handling all aspects of outreach, list preparation and related logistics.
Responsible for building and managing the overall scholarship efforts of the College. Manage the fund balances and report scholarship criteria to the financial aid office. Oversee stewardship of a high-quality donor experience through correspondence, donor engagement, professional proposals, mailing and acknowledgements. Represent the College at external functions and events.
Responsible for entering and maintaining accurate data and contact reports in Razor’s Edge CRM system. Develop and write detailed prospect profiles in consultation with the Assistant Director of Advancement.
Effectively utilize data and manage scholarship records. Log contact with prospects and donors in data base system ensuring the capture of critical development information and next steps. Effectively segment donor and alumni data for use in fund raising solicitations.
Other duties as assigned.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
- Masters Degree
- Strong preference given to candidates with extensive development background and provide track record of closing five and six figure gifts
- 5+ years of professional experience in sales, marketing, and fund raising
- High degree of integrity, initiative and resourcefulness
- Detail-oriented, organized, deadline-driven.
- Bachelor’s Degree in related field
- At least three (3) to five (5) years of paid full-time experience in sales, marketing, and fund raising or other related areas.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Ability to develop comprehensive plan for scholarships while managing donors
- Maintain open communication with the Senior Director of Development and the other Development Officers to ensure that the office is kept abreast of the status of the scholarship opportunities
- Act as a resource on gifts for other Development Officers that may contain a scholarship component.
-Serve as liaison to the financial aid office who distributes scholarships
- Knowledge of fundraising techniques that support a multi-functional and diverse organization
- Proficiency in project management and the ability to work under pressure of deadlines and funding goals.
- Excellent interpersonal and human relation skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively with and for diverse populations
- Thorough knowledge of generally accepted best practices, principles, and ethics in fundraising.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with proficiency in proposal writing and editing.
- Ability to successfully function in a team environment, work collaboratively, form solid relationships, close deals, and solve problems independently.
- High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Proven ability to identify potential donors and raise scholarship funds.
- Personal motivation and initiative with the ability to work independently and with a team.
- Results oriented individual interested in developing new programs.
- Understanding of the role of philanthropy in supporting the mission of SLCC.
- Ability to understand the needs and interests of donors in order to develop relationships between them and the College.
- Interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the College’s mission and improving fund raising results through developing excellent working relationships with faculty, senior academic leaders, trustees and other volunteers and the development office.
- Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
- Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.
Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply on or before the priority review date indicated above.
More information about Salt Lake Community College benefits: http://i.slcc.edu/hr/docs/benefits/benefits-summary-current.pdf
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.