Location: Doheny Campus (Downtown LA)
The Institutional Advancement (IA) Department is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to help build our community of donors. The Development Officer will be a self-starter with the ability to build relationships with current and prospective donors and to take direction and implement a strategy to qualify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors and steward existing donors.
The Development Officer will secure gifts in the $10,000 and higher range and work to increase the number of these donors to the College. Initial work will focus on qualification. The work with donors is expected to be personal in nature with an emphasis on face-to-face visits. Travel in the region as well as throughout the state and the country is expected.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Works collaboratively with IA colleagues, administrators and other staff and faculty to reach fundraising
2. Manages a portfolio of approximately 120-150 donor prospects. Develops and implements qualification,
cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies, with a goal of 75-100 qualification visits in the
3. Works closely with the Individual Giving team to strategize and implement plans for donor acquisition
4. Assists with and attends donor cultivation and stewardship events.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Understanding of sophisticated fundraising techniques, donor relations and trends. Strong working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database system, computers in general and Microsoft Word and Excel software applications.
Ability to articulate the mission and value of a Mount St. Mary’s College education and forge strong working relationships with others. Strong capacity for engaging confidence and trust among prospects and donors.
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Effectively set priorities, and analyze and creatively solve problems. Exercise sound judgment and decision making. Detail-oriented, flexible and proactive. Demonstrated follow-through with multiple, simultaneous projects and tasks. Ability to keep abreast of updates and changes within the field. Must be comfortable working with high level volunteers. Excellent written and oral communication and organization skills. Ability to organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks to meet established deadlines.
Computer proficiency (strong experience with Raiser’s Edge) and general office skills.
Ability to drive and provide transportation to off-campus locations.
Five years of fund-raising experience with a focus on individual donor development.
Bachelor’s degree required.
California driver’s license is required
Work Location: Doheny Campus (Downtown Los Angeles)
Start Date: Immediately
Applications Deadline: Open until filled
Contact Information: Email cover letter, salary history and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mount St. Mary's College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The College will not assist applicants with any visa matter. A background check will be required.
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