Full Time / Exempt / Benefit Eligible / $60,000.00 – $75,000.00 annually / Plainfield, VT
Reporting to the President, the Director of Development provides strategic leadership and day-to-day oversight for all aspects of College Development, including fundraising, alumni relations and development communications. Together with the Director of Marketing and Director of Admissions, the Director of Development ensures integrated College messaging and communications, with specific responsibility for communicating with alumni and donors. The Director of Development is a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Senior Administrative Leadership Team of the College, and works in cooperation with the Directors of Marketing and Admissions.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Leads development of annual and multi-year strategies and plans to raise unrestricted and restricted funds aligned with strategic College priorities
- Ensure productive management of high-level donor relationships
- In collaboration with President and the rest of the Integrated Advancement Team, develop and implement a robust corporate partnership strategy inclusive of funding.
- In collaboration with President’s office, manage productive Presidential engagement with alumni and donors
- Engage with donors at all stages of relationship (qualifying, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship)
- Collaborate with academic leadership to identify funding to support academic programs, including funding for approved academic initiatives, and program-specific scholarships
- Know the major donor base well enough to align donors with strategic initiatives and emerging College needs.
- Coordinate donor relationships and solicitation to ensure consistent and integrated approach
- Ensure ongoing expansion of donor base, including alumni and non-alumni donors
- Ensure effective implementation of all fundraising campaigns
- Ensure effective institutional donor research
- Ensure integrated clear, professional communication with donors.
- Cultivate and maintain excellent relations with major donors, local alumni, local friends of the College and local community members to advance and develop fundraising for the College
- Support the Board of Trustees to contribute to fundraising through gifts, solicitation, events and donor relationships.
- When resources allow, ensure development of a robust institutional funding strategy
- Leads development of alumni development strategy and ongoing planning
- Ensure integrated, clear, effective communication and coordination with College alumni
- Ensure effective planning and implementation of campus-based and national alumni events
- Ensure effective management and support of alumni volunteers
- Ensure continued support and development of alumni leadership
- Advocate for alumni inclusion in appropriate College planning and governance.
- Lead development of annual and multi-year donor and alumni communication strategy
- Ensure high-quality, professional level publications, e.g. Clockworks and enews
- Lead communication with alumni and donors about emergent or special college issues
- Supervise Development staff
- Ensure strong, collaborative and effective Development team
- Ensure database management systems for accurate records of fundraising and Development activity metrics
- Ensure accurate and timely reporting of required Development data, e.g. Board reports, financial reporting
- Analyze data to gain insight into efficacy of Development operations
- Lead annual fundraising projection process
- Identify existing and emerging challenges and opportunities that affect the Development department’s ability to drive College fundraising and alumni relations, and assure focus on those with potential for most positive impact.
- Ensure appropriate and effective integration and collaboration with other College departments to advance the mission and strategic direction of the College through Development functions.
- Manage relationships with various colleagues and departments to assure productive resolution of challenges and conflicts related to Admissions operations
- Develop and implement continuous improvement plan for the department
- Serve on operational review and planning team during new academic initiative development process operational review and planning team during new academic initiative development process
- Serves on the Executive Leadership Team
- Serves on Senior Administrative Leadership Team
- Member of Staff Management Group
- Ensures strong representation of Development in College-wide conversations and decision-making, including appropriate tasks forced, work groups and committees.
- Collaborates with President and Board Trusteeship committee to ensure robust slate of potential trustees
- Serves on (or delegates service to Associate Director) board committees related to Development, e.g. Institutional Development and Trusteeship
Associate Director of Development; (when resources allow) Development Administrative Assistant
- Undergraduate degree required. Graduate degree preferred.
- Demonstrated leadership and fundraising practices that embody a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
- Fundraising experience.
- Supervision or people management experience.
- Proven capacity to motivate others, and lead a team effectively toward a goal.
- Proven capacity to organize and coordinate events and travel.
- Exemplary written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to speak and write compellingly about the mission, values, vision and strategic direction of the College.
- Basic data-base management skills, ability to develop proficiency with eTapestry or similar software.
- High level proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, and Constant Contact or similar software
- Ability to prioritize work in response to multiple requests from individuals.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to resolve disagreements with colleagues to ensure productive relationships.
- Ability to collaborate and build partnerships across diverse groups and stakeholders.
- Demonstrated evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students, faculty, staff and greater community.
- Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and confidentiality in matters of the College.
- Demonstrated ability to relate to others warmly and respectfully on first meeting and beyond.
- Ability to accommodate a flexible and changing work schedule, including travel and working on weekends; ability to travel by air, train, car or bus for Development business for up to a week at a time, throughout the year.
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Goddard College is committed to creating a college representative of a diverse global community. To that end, we are actively seeking applications from qualified candidates from groups currently underrepresented in our institution for this position. The institution is an equal opportunity employer, and provider.