The Director of Development reports directly to the Foundation CEO and is a key member of the College’s Advancement Leadership Team. The Director of Development designs, directs and executes a comprehensive development program to support the long-term vision and annual fundraising goals of the CMC Foundation and College.
This skilled and visionary leader and manager is highly adept in all facets of fund development as both a manager and as a fundraiser. He/she has a proven track record of balancing a long-term and holistic fundraising strategy with tactical execution. This leader must build on the CMC Foundation’s past success, while developing new and creative funding initiatives to expand the Foundation’s scope and impact. He/she thrives as a highly efficient and organized multi-tasker who is able to strategically manage and lead a team that is both central and remote, and manage a myriad of initiatives in a fast-paced and collaborative environment. The Director of Development will interface closely with CMC leaders and staff, Foundation Board of Directors, and community members across CMC’s 12,000 square mile footprint.
Responsibilities include department leadership and planning responsibilities, fundraising and donor management responsibilities, outreach and communication responsibilities.
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Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position, such as: a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 5 years related work experience; Master’s degree preferred.
Ideal candidates have demonstrated experience as a manager of philanthropic portfolios and as a manger of staff, bringing a keen understanding of the systems and procedures of all facets of a fundraising operation; inclusive of annual fund management; database management; prospect management; strategic events management; philanthropic responsibilities; and personnel management. Experience in a higher education is preferred.
Special Skills or abilities directly applicable to the position: This position will require exceptional organizational, writing, communication and managerial skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, working within deadlines and budgets. This flexible and nimble leader must professionally represent the College and Foundation with external constituents; identify and work with volunteers; maintain confidentiality; solicit contributions/commitments at all levels; and have the ability to effectively work with students, employees, and community members of all backgrounds and positions.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities preferred.
To Apply: Please submit the required letter of interest, resume, and list of three professional references. CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.
External Applicants: Apply Online
Internal Applicants: Please proceed to the HR page of Basecamp for instructions on applying for a full time position as an internal applicant.
Review of application material will begin January 14, 2019.