Colorado Mountain College Foundation
Central Services / Glenwood Springs
Under the direction of the Director of Development and working in close partnership with the Vice President for Advancement & Foundation CEO, the Development Officer contributes significantly to the identification, solicitation, and stewardship of donors to the CMC Foundation in support of Colorado Mountain College students, programs, and campuses. This role is responsible for leading the organization’s annual fund, directing donor recognition and stewardship activity for all giving clubs (inclusive of planned giving) and serving as the events coordinator. The Development Officer works collaboratively college-wide with Regional Development Officers and the Alumni Association Coordinator on annual fund activity, inclusive of directing and managing annual appeal solicitations (inclusive of making personal asks); directs “Team Fund”, the employee-giving campaign, develops and oversees giving level stewardship activities; supports staff members on regional events and serves as lead on select college-wide events. A close working partnership with the Foundation Database Coordinator and Marketing and Communications Coordinator on reporting and donor communication is required. This role has significant responsibility for overseeing complex projects and is accountable for achieving specific funding goals laid out in the strategic plan. Ability to close major gifts and establish/have collaborative relationships and coordinate with external community partners is essential. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, flexible, high-energy and a creative problem-solver. This position is based at Central Services and works collaboratively with the Foundation Central and Regional fundraising team. This position has significant interaction with donors via email, phone and in person for donor solicitation and stewardship; and requires daily, strategic use of the Foundation's donor base to be effective. View/download job description including hiring salary range: Development Officer Pre-requisites for Position (Qualifications Standards) Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position. Examples may include a Bachelor’s Degree and five years related experience, or equivalent education and experience that will provide the necessary knowledge, skill and abilities to perform the functions of the position. Minimum of five years sales and/or fundraising experience required. Proven experience in developing strategies for donor retention growth and recapture and proven success with complex requests preferred. Special Skills or abilities directly applicable to the position: demonstrated success as a fundraiser (4-5+ figure gifts) with proven experience in developing strategies for donor identification, retention, and growth. Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences. Excellent verbal and written skills. Knowledge of office systems: MS-Office preferred and fundraising database systems (e.g., Donor Perfect, Raiser’s Edge). A team player committed to developing and working within a collaborative environment and to ensuring the highest customer service orientation. Position requires occasional travel throughout the college district. Ability to build and sustain helpful working relationships with staff and vendors in a fast-paced environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient; maintaining a high level of professionalism, integrity/ethics and confidentiality is critical to this role. Highly organized and detail-oriented; has initiative and follow-thru to execute projects from initial stage through completion. Demonstrated ability to prioritize efficiently, be flexible and work on multiple projects simultaneously, both as an individual and as part of the team. Strong administrative, written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Welcoming. Innovative. Focused on Student Success. These principles reflect the soul of CMC. They guide us in building our teams, cultivating leaders, and expanding our approaches and mindset. They guide us to be an institution of higher education that’s the right fit for every faculty member, staff, student, and community member in its trust. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with students, employees, and community members of all backgrounds. Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities preferred.
CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce. Please submit the required letter of interest, resume, and list of three professional references. CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.