Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: Richmond, IN
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Executive/Director/Management, Other
General Description of Position
This position carries responsibility for developing, managing, and sustaining a strong friend and fund raising program in Richmond.
- Identify and cultivate potential donors to Ivy Tech Foundation. Build partnerships with community groups, employers, Corporate College clients, foundations, and individuals to further the mission of the College and bring in resources to support students, faculty and programs.
- Develop and implement strategies to convert prospects to donors and to encourage continued giving by current donors.
- Acknowledge contributions and maintain quality relationships with supporters.
- Develop and implement fund raising programs, activities, and budget to increase the region’s resources.
- Develop fund raising goals and plans through documented need and solicit funds through personal contact to generate support and build relationships.
- Makes personal solicitation calls on individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations to gain support for the College students and programs.
- Serve as staff support to the Resource Development Council. Provide leadership, support and coordination for Council activities and projects. Cultivate community leaders to consider service on the Council. Provide reports, statistics, and case materials for Council meetings and campaign needs.
- Coordinate volunteer cultivation and solicitation calls. Schedule meetings with volunteers and staff to solicit funds for specific projects in the region. Provide statistical and personal support to staff, volunteers and faculty in making contacts for financial support.
- Involve other College volunteers, including Campus Trustees and Program Advisory Committee members as appropriate for specific fund raising activities and campaigns. Develop strategies for involving volunteers more in development efforts. Make solicitation calls on volunteers as required.
- Serve as liaison between campus and systems office Foundation staff for coordinated projects, reporting, guideline and procedure development, and campaign structure and implementation.
- Prepare and update campus three-year development plan and coordinate this plan with overall Foundation efforts. Coordinate campus goals and strategies with statewide strategic plan.
- Assist in the development of coordinated fundraising materials, campaigns, themes, and projects with systems office Foundation staff.
- Coordinate contact and solicitation of multi-campus donors with appropriate staff from systems office Foundation and other affected campus.
- Supervise the maintenance of database information on donors and prospects, fund balances, and fund raising activities.
- Take action to insure correct and proper stewardship of donated funds and materials. Assist in developing plans to appropriately record, manage, and spend contributions.
- Coordinate fundraising activities with other key campus staff. Develop methods to involve staff in development efforts. Communicate regularly on progress of Foundation efforts.
- Plan and maintain regional schedules for development activities to tie in with campus goals, needs, and program development activities.
- Develop and implement communications strategies, in conjunction with campus marketing staff, to inform internal and external constituencies about Ivy Tech and the Foundation.
- Serve as member of the Cabinet. Participate in planning and implementing programs and projects to strengthen campus operations.
- Provides leadership to the Richmond chapter of the Ivy Tech Alumni Association.
- Serves as the primary point of contact for alumni donors and potential alumni donors.
- Represents the campus at statewide alumni events.
- Promote positive public image of Ivy Tech in the community.
- Committee participation as assigned.
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required.
- Five years of progressive development or similar experience, preferably in higher education or a not-for-profit organization.
- CFRE or equivalent preferred.
- Commit to attainment of CFRE or other appropriate credentials expected.
- Experience in fund raising, public relations, and/or development required.
- Excellent human relations’ skills, communication skills, and organizational skills required.
- Must have excellent planning, supervisory and evaluation skills.
- Must be able to build partnerships with internal and external groups for the overall success of the organization.
- Working knowledge of principles of philanthropy and fund-raising required, including annual and special campaigns, special events, deferred giving.
- Must be a self-starter and team player.