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Director of Development - Rocky Mountain College 

The Director of Development guides and oversees all aspects of corporate, foundation, and individual major and annual giving. Leading by example, the Director effectively manages a portfolio of prospects and serves as the chief fundraising officer for the institution, creating and implementing strategies designed to further loyalty, engagement and financial support for the College.

This position is responsible for the alumni relations program, annual giving program, major and planned giving programs, parent relations, corporate and foundation relations, grants solicitation, development services, and donor stewardship programs. The Director will foster an atmosphere of support and interest on the part of the College’s various constituencies. The Director serves on the administrative management team of the institution, serves as liaison to the Board of Trustees, and works closely with other community volunteer and advisory groups.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Director carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws and is responsible for the supervision of all employees within the Office of Development. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Secure the requisite amount of operating support for the institution each year (Scholarship Fund);
  • Develop and implement plans to secure the maximum level of gift support for both operating and capital needs;
  • Initiate and develop creative and aggressive approaches to identify and secure new sources of support for the Institution;
  • Lead by example with an active schedule of personal visits with both high-level donors and emerging prospects while establishing and building long-term relationships;
  • Set strategies with key donors and ensures that staff move prospect relationships to the point of solicitations;
  • Craft and execute a vision for the development function appropriate to the institution;
  • Oversee the establishment of policy and protocol on all issues pertaining to the development function;
  • Develop and maintain a rolling five-year plan for the Office of Development; 
  • Develop, motivate and nurture a high-achieving development team;
  • Implement policies, systems, and activity metrics to support department and institutional goals;
  • Partner with the Board of Trustees, President, and Institutional leadership to establish and implement short and long-range fundraising strategies, including capital campaign-related goals and objectives to secure funding for Institutional priorities;
  • Build relationships with campus partners to expand alumni engagement, student recruitment, and increase fundraising;
  • Through assigned staff; develop, nurture, and grow parent relations and giving;
  • Oversee the grants development process
  • Develop partnerships with businesses and community organizations that lead to opportunities for students, such as internships or mentoring; 
  • Oversee the development process, including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors;
  • Coordinate with other appropriate divisions to best facilitate public relations activities;
  • Represent the College at social, service and civic functions;
  • Develop and manage the overall division budget;
  • Support and pursue the mission, values and overall vision of the institution; and
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

 

 Required Skills

  • Demonstrated success in activities to coordinate, attract, and secure major gift support for a college or other non-profit organization, including face-to-face solicitation of gifts;
  • Demonstrated leadership, with strategic, policy, and budget-planning experience in complex organizations;
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute successful initiatives and fund drives.
  • Demonstrated successful supervision of professional level staff, with leadership, management, and administrative skills that motivate and build professional support staff competencies;
  • Experience in corporate and foundation relations;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of planned giving;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Strong communication skills including ability to write and speak persuasively about the institution; and
  • Familiarity with alumni/donor database applications and reporting.

 

Qualifications

  • An earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required. An advanced degree is preferred;
  • Five years of full time, progressively responsible fundraising experience, including three years of major gift ($25,000 and above) fundraising experience; 
  • Demonstrated success in the management of professional employees and the leadership of a department;
  • Familiarity with planned giving;
  • Experience in higher education.

The Director of Development guides and oversees all aspects of corporate, foundation, and individual major and annual giving. Leading by example, the Director effectively manages a portfolio of prospects and serves as the chief fundraising officer for the institution, creating and implementing strategies designed to further loyalty, engagement and financial support for the College.


This position is responsible for the alumni relations program, annual giving program, major and planned giving programs, parent relations, corporate and foundation relations, grants solicitation, development services, and donor stewardship programs. The Director will foster an atmosphere of support and interest on the part of the College’s various constituencies. The Director serves on the administrative management team of the institution, serves as liaison to the Board of Trustees, and works closely with other community volunteer and advisory groups.

OTHER INFORMATION

Salary Range: $75,000 - $90,000

Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to drive and travel on behalf of the College.
  • Frequent evening and weekend work is required. 
  • Work is primarily indoors, but outdoor travel between campus buildings or off campus is required.


HOW TO APPLY

Submit a letter of interest, a resume, a list of 3 professional references, and the Rocky Mountain College application (go to www.rocky.edu/employment) via email to jobs@rocky.edu or mail to :  Human Resources, Rocky Mountain College, 1511 Poly Drive, Billings, MT 59102-1796.

Development Executive Assistant - Boys & Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Provide executive support to the Vice President of Donor Advancement & Marketing, Vice President Donor Engagement, President & CEO, and Club volunteers, as necessary. Responsible for assisting with targeted fundraising campaigns, preparing correspondence and reports, maintaining database, managing administrative and operational systems and reconciling accounts. 

 

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):

  1. Support key strategic initiatives including planning and implementation of annual and endowment fundraising campaigns and efforts.
  2. Ensure appropriate donation receipts and recognition are generated in a timely manner as well as other donor acknowledgement activities (birthday cards, holiday cards, etc.).
  3. Maintenance of electronic and hard copy file systems (donor database, donor notes and other tracking systems), making sure they are accurate and timely and facilitate easy retrieval of information.
  4. Prepare spreadsheets for special event donations and various mail appeals.
  5. Manage and maintain master schedule of Club Development activities and events, collecting and disseminating information to Club Staff and Board volunteers as well as Endowment Board members.
  6. Drive visibility of Club programs, services, activities and special events through appropriate media channels. Assist in preparing and distributing newsletter articles, community bulletins, social media posts and press releases.
  7. Provide executive support including preparing correspondence and reports as requested by supervisor and composing draft correspondence following established formats. Proofread all materials for accuracy prior to supervisory review and signature.
  8. Manage outgoing mail and other communication including facsimiles and telephone calls, provide general information, refer callers to other staff or take messages as appropriate.  Perform other related administrative duties as requested. 
  9. May be responsible for managing inventory of office equipment and service contracts, performing routine maintenance activities and contacting service representatives as needed.

 

RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal: Maintains close, daily contact with Club staff (professional and volunteer) and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/ instructions; instruct; and advise/counsel.

External: Maintains contact with members, families, volunteers, community groups and the general public to give and obtain information, either in response to inquiries or as instructed by supervisor.



SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

- Associates or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred.

- A minimum of one year’s work experience in non-profit agency, specifically in the fun-raising field or equivalent experience.

- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Club staff, Board members, volunteers, community groups, and other related agencies.

- Impeccable written and verbal communication skills

- Excellent organization and attention to detail

- Strong customer relations skills

- Ability to work independently

- The ideal candidate will at all times be professional and trustworthy and will always exercise good judgment.  Will have a proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.

- Training in administrative support skills and use of common office equipment including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Please evaluate and describe any physical skills, abilities or working conditions that are required to perform the essential duties of this position, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DISCLAIMER:

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.


OTHER INFORMATION

Salary Range: $31,000 - $35,000



HOW TO APPLY

Please submit cover letter with resume to Kowen@bgcyellowstone.org