Annual Giving, Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship
4 Year Degree
Job Description Summary:
The Senior Development Officer develops and executes a comprehensive plan to create and implement strategies for prospecting, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of individual, corporate, and/or foundation donors to ensure the highest engagement and participation rate while increasing annual gift-giving levels to support strategic growth strategies of the college.
Minimum Bachelor’s degree.
A minimum of five (5) years of progressive development experience, preferably in higher education or an education-focused nonprofit.
The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.
Identifies and qualifies prospects for progressive philanthropic support of the college’s strategic priorities
Oversees a comprehensive moves management effort for an active portfolio of 75-125 prospects
Sets individualized goals for prospects in the portfolio based on the donor’s history of giving and PGCC’s knowledge of the prospect’s capacity
Facilitates prospect management team meetings designed to align efforts and to set and monitor goals
Develops cultivation and solicitation strategies for major and principle gift prospects
Participates in direct, face-to-face solicitations
Provides portfolio development and solicitation support for the Executive Director, College President, and Foundation Board Members
Serves as an internal advisor to colleagues as to best fundraising practices and works as a partner in developing fundraising plans for strategic projects and initiatives.
Oversees stewardship of a high-quality donor experiences through correspondence, engagement, professional proposals, mailings and acknowledgements
Cultivates and stewards donors toward giving upgrades that lead to major, principle, and planned gifts
Utilizes research tools and resources to identify and qualify high capacity donors
Coordinates prospect cultivation events and opportunities
Tracks and reports progress toward annual philanthropic goals using established metrics
Prepares and distributes reports that accurately reflect activity and performance
Represents PGCC at external functions and events
Other related duties as assigned
Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m and be willing to work alternative hours (early mornings, evenings and weekends) to support the Office of Institutional Advancement and Foundation meetings and events.
Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
A background investigation will be conducted prior to the offer of employment. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.
About Prince George's Community College
Prince George's Community College transforms students' lives. The college exists to educate, train, and serve our diverse populations through accessible, affordable, and rigorous learning experiences. We are proud to boast of a multi-talented and diverse workforce as well as offering a competitive benefits package and services that will add to your potential and work/life balance. We are looking to attract and retain individuals who are committed to helping our students succeed. In return, you will find PGCC an exciting place to work and grow.