Assistant Director of Donor Engagement

Job Open: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Job Closed: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Job Term:

Function of Position:

The Assistant Director of Donor Engagement is responsible for planning, supporting and executing events, and developing publications and marketing materials in support of Monroe Community College. The successful candidate will facilitate the planning and implementation of the Foundation's signature fundraising events. Additionally, the Assistant Director of Donor Engagement will support the Foundation's marketing and communications initiatives and other strategies to build and maintain relationships with alumni, benefactors and prospects. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Assistant Director of Donor Engagement is part of a dynamic team that works to enhance private philanthropic support for MCC.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:

Primary Functions:
•Plan and execute the Foundation's signature events, including the Gold Star Gala, Scholarship Open and Salute to Excellence with specific fundraising, donor development and stewardship goals
•Work with the Foundation Board, staff and event committees to identify and solicit individual and corporate underwriting support
•Execute marketing and communication initiatives, including social media, e-newsletters, and print publications
•Serve as staff liaison to assigned board committees, support and manage committee meetings, provide direction for staff and volunteers, and generate regular updates and progress reports
•Participate as a full member of the Foundation's advancement team including professional development activities and staff meetings
•All other duties as assigned

Secondary Functions:
•Prepare prospect profiles for the Executive Director
•Participate in the planning and development of annual fundraising goals and objectives; prepare and manage annual budgets for assigned projects
•Prepare and analyze reports of activities and programs; track and monitor pledges, gifts, and special events results
•Develop and recommend policies, procedures and standards to enhance special events and communication with the Foundation
•Work with Development team to develop and recommend donor engagement policies, procedures and standards to enhance donor relations with the Foundation
MCC Expectations:
•Leads, supervises, coordinates, and evaluates any direct reports, departments and programs?adhering to appropriate college procedures
•Adheres to the College Code of Conduct
•Contributes to and maintains an inclusive and collaborative College environment
•Maintains technological competencies utilized by the College
•Commits to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college


Required Qualifications:
•Earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
•Three or more years' experience in a comprehensive development program including stewardship/donor relations, event management, non-profit fundraising or related responsibilities
•Strong organizational skills and ability to create efficient systems
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Superior computer skills, including high proficiency in: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; expected to learn and use the database and reporting software program for development (Raiser's Edge)
•Detail-oriented, energetic self-starter with a positive and enthusiastic outlook
•Vision to plan ahead, take initiative and set and adhere to deadlines
•Ability to multi-task and to work collaboratively with others in a fast-paced environment
•Ability to work with a diverse audience of alumni and donors

Preferred Qualifications:
•Earned master's degree in nonprofit management, development or related field from a regionally accredited institution
•Experience in budget and volunteer management
•Development experience with increasing responsibilities in an academic setting or with a public entity
•Experience with social media and other web-related communication tools

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Position Closes: December 31, 2019