Development Officer, Annual Fund and Community Relations


Posting Number: 0601066-C Position Type: Management/Exempt Special Notes to Applicants:

As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to be compensated via direct deposit.

LBCC is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

Position Title: Development Officer, Annual Fund and Community Relations Division/Department: Institutional Advancement Location Albany Campus, Albany, OR Job Summary:

The Development Officer will be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive annual giving and community relations program. This will include direct mail, e-giving, constituent giving programs, and personal solicitations. The Officer will advise and participate in the development of short and long-term strategies that support LBCC’s philanthropic priorities, increase the number of donors to the LBCC Foundation, and foster a culture of philanthropy among college constituents. Must demonstrate a commitment to service excellence, innovation, student success, fundraising ethics and best practices, integrity, and diversity in the performance of job duties.

Required Qualifications:

Education and Training: Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Training in fundraising, planned giving or donor programs, etc., is desirable. Directly related experience may substitute for formal education.

Experience: Requires a minimum of 3 years of related experience, preferably including fundraising, donor development and annual giving. Fundraising experience in an education or non-profit setting is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Requires sound working knowledge of fundraising, and matters that relate to giving/donations (public/private gifts, grants, pledges, charitable trusts, corporate giving, endowments, memorial and other accounts). Must have ability to assess potential gifts to the college. Must be willing to personally solicit funds and have the ability to raise funds. Requires the ability to use excellent judgment and take the initiative to properly solicit gifts. Also requires knowledge of various methodologies for soliciting gifts or obtaining donors, etc., and an understanding of the major fund acquisition process, planned and deferred giving programs. Ability to represent foundation to college staff and promote and communicate philanthropic giving. Must have knowledge of resource development strategies and local philanthropic avenues. Requires strong interpersonal skills, good writing and speaking skills and a high degree of personal integrity. Ability to establish and maintain positive and productive relationships with college staff. Must have ability to communicate complex funding information and work with all levels of college management, staff, the Foundation Board, and the community (serves as a college spokesperson in the community).

Preferred Qualifications: Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Work is primarily performed out of office with very diverse community and civic groups, corporations and individuals to raise funds for the foundation. In addition, will maintain an on-campus office. Extensive local travel is required. Work hours may vary and frequently evening and weekend work is required. Requires ability to use a computer and communicate with a diverse population. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily.

Essential Duties:

Responsible for the general management of the annual giving campaign including designing, planning, and executing fundraising programs, marketing communications, brand management and the donor experience required to achieve the revenue and participation goals.

Responsible for the general management of community relations including designing, planning, and executing fundraising programs, marketing communications, brand management and the donor experience required to achieve the revenue and participation goals.

Develops strategic relationships with community members and donors to identify potential resources and partnerships that increase the resources of the LBCC Foundation and further the vision of Linn-Benton Community College. Attends community gatherings as a representative of LBCC and the LBCC Foundation? Maintains confidentiality of all personal and financial interactions.

Develops and executes segmentation strategies; analyzes results to determine modification or creation of future strategies.

Develops a written master plan and calendar for all phases of annual giving and community relations.

Conducts regular short-term and year-end assessments of the annual giving and community relations plans.

Collaborates with Director of Development and development staff to support the identification and qualification of new major gift prospects.

Assists with community donors, board members, community bodies, staff and the public. Acts as a liaison and representative of Foundation, answering inquiries and providing information and assistance requiring detailed knowledge of rules, procedures, policies and activities.

Recommends changes and improvements to processes, objectives, and goals based on evaluation of completed programs to dramatically increase engagement and participation and maximize and ensure most effective and efficient use of resources.

Works with colleagues and teams to ensure collaborative and successful fundraising efforts.

Serves as project manager for Advancement and Foundation Events as assigned.

Provides backup for Advancement Coordinator in maintaining the fund-raising management database “Raiser’s Edge.”

May train, assign and review work of student employees and interns as needed. Coordinates staff and volunteers in all aspects of event planning.

Adheres to and interprets as needed, Foundation policies, procedures and by-laws, and LBCC policies and procedures.

Performs other related duties or special projects as assigned.

Applicant Instructions:

Please complete the online application and upload or attach the following required documents:

1) Resume

2) Cover Letter

3) List of 3 Professional References

4) Academic Transcript

5) Sampling Teaching(Past Work) Materials

Transcripts from a non-U.S. college or university must be accompanied by an international credential agency evaluation. Please see “Academic Transcript Information” on the Employment Opportunities home page for more information and a list of agencies which perform this service.

Applications are reviewed for minimum qualifications. In order to be considered, your application must clearly show you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

U.S. Veterans must attach proof of honorable discharge (Form DD-214, Copy 4) to their application to qualify for veteran’s consideration.

Successful candidate will be required to submit official transcripts within 30 days of hire date.

Proposed Start Date: 01/01/2021 Full-time or Part-time Full-time, 1.0 FTE, Fiscal Year (Contracted with Benefits) Number of hours/week: 40 Posting Date: 10/08/2020 Closing Date: 11/01/2020 Open Until Filled: No Salary Grade 124 Salary/Rate

Salary range is $62,866-$88,192 for a 248-day annual contract plus comprehensive benefits. Management/exempt starting salaries normally fall within the middle of the range.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position? Please select one.
    • Mid-Valley Sunday Newspaper
    • Lebanon Express Newspaper
    • Oregonian Newspaper
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • HERC-Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Online
    • State Employment Department
    • LBCC Employment Opportunities Website
    • Eugene Register Guard Newspaper
    • Other Online Website (specify below)
    • Other (specify below)
  2. * If you selected other above, please specify the website or other resource from which you learned of the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please submit an example of your past work that speaks to your qualifications for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Academic Transcript
  3. Cover Letter
  4. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. U. S. Veteran Proof of Honorable Discharge DD-214, Copy 4
  2. Sample Teaching Materials

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