Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Major Gifts
4 Year Degree
MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER
Community College Professional 17 12-Month, Tenure-Track Position
ANTICIPATED START DATE: February 2019
RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and Resource Development, the Major Gifts Officer (GTO) is responsible for managing relationships and securing support from high-level donors. The GTO will have primary responsibility for: identifying and developing funding sources and cultivating and soliciting voluntary fund sources and managing, allocating, safeguarding and accounting for development funds. The incumbent will: create and implement a successful major gifts strategy that includes fundraising goals and identifying, nurturing, soliciting and stewarding major gift prospects and donors ($10,000+); participate in all aspects of the gift cycle; manage a portfolio of 50-75 donors and prospects to meet annual fundraising goals and move lower level donors up the donor ladder through regular “moves management” strategies that support a set of campus-wide priorities; generate timely reports that reflect fundraising activities and outcomes of specific metrics, and compile contact reports; work with the Executive Director of the HCC Foundation to leverage Board Member’s network and fundraising efforts; work with Grant Writer to support the creation of successful proposals for individual and family foundation prospects; work with Donor Stewardship Associate to refine major gifts systems, processes and procedures, improve Raiser’s Edge database management, and track all donor activity; collaborate with HCC Foundation staff to align efforts and set goals; and develop and maintain collaborative relationships with HCC faculty and staff to understand college program needs, identify new giving opportunities, and host site visits for prospective and current donors.
The Major Gifts Officer will be required to serve on assigned committees and/or task forces and attend and participate at convocation and commencement ceremonies, department and special meetings, and state-mandated training. Work schedule may include evenings and weekends.
ANNUAL SALARY: $58,035.00 approximate annual salary, with full benefits package.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in an appropriately relevant field together with two to five years of institutional advancement and/or resource development experience. The successful candidate must demonstrate advanced knowledge and abilities in the following areas:
Successful fundraising experience (preferably in major gifts);
Non-profit experience, preferable in academic environment;
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written that compel individuals to action;
Adaptable and resourceful;
Ability to multi-task, prioritize, set and meet deadlines;
Organized, well-prepared and detailed-oriented;
Planned Giving strategies and familiarity of corporate fundraising.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and provide appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with Raiser’s Edge.
All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check.
Housatonic Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of intellectual disability, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Member of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities HCC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.
About Housatonic Community College
Housatonic Community College is located in Bridgeport, Connecticut's largest city, and is a member of Connecticut State Colleges & Universities. Housatonic is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education. The Housatonic Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden, with nearly 4000 works in the collection, are part of the teaching mission of the college.
Housatonic offers associate degree programs in preparation for transfer to four-year institutions and occupationally-oriented associate degree and certificate programs. Short-term, non-credit courses, seminars and workshops, as well as targeted student services help meet community and personal enrichment needs. These programs prepare students for employment, and advancement in business, industry, manufacturing, health services, fine arts, theater, digital media, early childhood education, natural sciences, computer arts and information systems, and human services.
Housatonic is a student-centered institution and is a national Achieving the Dream institution. The college strives to provide high quality, accessible instructional and student services within an ...environment of mutual respect among faculty, staff, and students. These services are provided through an open-door admissions policy at affordable cost in a variety of settings and through a variety of teaching methods and approaches.