Montgomery County Community College invites applications for a Major Gifts Officer. The Major Gifts Officer manages the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for prospects with high levels of giving ability, and is responsible for providing expertise for designing, planning and implementing a personal major gift plan in concert with the Development Office plan that will strengthen the Foundation’s donor base and proactively build the donor pipeline. The Major Gifts Officer is expected to manage a growing portfolio of donors and prospects with capacity to give $10,000+, to achieve fundraising targets, and meet monthly and annual goals for donors through the development cycle, including visits, dollars solicited and dollars raised in addition to other duties as assigned. The individual will work collaboratively with College administrators, faculty and staff, College, Foundation, and Alumni board members, volunteers, and other external community partners to achieve identified goals.
Bachelor’s degree required.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in development and fundraising preferably with 2-3 years of experience in the major gifts process in higher education
Demonstrated success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and obtaining major gifts.
Experience working with fundraising volunteers such as board members, advisory members, faculty and staff, and community leaders.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, exceptional attention to detail with ability to interact effectively with high capacity donors and prospects.
Writing ability as well as excellent oral communications skills.
Ability to work with sensitive information with complete confidentiality.
Familiarity with development/alumni databases and computer systems.
Proficient as a user of office productivity software, preferably MicroSoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Ability to work on several projects concurrently, meeting deadlines.
Montgomery County CommunityCollege offers a comprehensive curriculum of more than 100 degree and certificate programs, a Virtual Campus, a Culinary Arts Institute, a Municipal Police Academy, and specialized workforce development programs, all of which leverage the College’s nationally ranked use of innovative technology. An Achieving the Dream (AtD) Leader College, the institution is positioned at the vanguard of national efforts to increase completion, improve learning outcomes, and remove barriers to access for more than 24,000 students annually. The College is also recognized regionally and nationally for its sustainability leadership, work with military veterans, and community service and service learning opportunities. Montgomery County Community College was recognized by NISOD and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as one of nine “2016 Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges.” Visit mc3.edu or join us on Twitter @mccc.
For the complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit http://www.mc3.edu/career-opportunities. This position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin on 8/14/17.
Montgomery County Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Montgomery County Community College boasts a nationally recognized, award-winning faculty committed to working closely together with students in the learning process. The College’s comprehensive curriculum includes more than 100 degree and certificate programs, a virtual campus, and specialized workforce development and continuing education programs, all of which leverage the College’s nationally ...ranked use of innovative technology. The College is recognized nationally for its work in sustainability and student success and is one of only 79 institutions in the country to be designated as an Achieving the Dream Leader College.