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Working at Lewis & Clark
The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped
grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to
sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy
conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork
initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive
that includes options for
health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and
Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse
workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to
apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a
qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status,
such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
The Donor Engagement Officer plays an important role on the
Advancement team and is responsible for external development within
the Donor Engagement department. This is accomplished by
maintaining a portfolio of leadership-track prospects, coordinating
the Lewis & Clark Philanthropy Council, and supporting
community outreach operations like the Student Philanthropy
Officer. This strategy targets constituents to increase donor
engagement and, ultimately giving, to secure more than $2M annually
to the Annual Fund. These efforts are part of the larger
departmental goal to create a robust, sustainable pipeline of
donors with specific focus on increasing alumni participation.
Reporting to the Director of Donor Engagement, this position will
have robust social and interpersonal communication skills, strong
attention to detail, and the ability to connect with and support
constituents from diverse backgrounds.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Direct pipeline development programs including but not limited
to individual outreach to donors, portfolio management of donors,
tracking the Leadership Society, supporting the Student
Philanthropy Officer, and managing the Lewis & Clark
- Qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of
mid-level donor prospects through a program of personal visits,
personalized correspondence (email, letter and phone), and
appropriate engagement to attract, retain and upgrade to
- Track activity in Slate database using moves management
- Manage and track team outreach during important times of year
like calendar year-end, giving days, and fiscal year-end.
- Recruit and manage volunteers on the Lewis & Clark
Philanthropy Council and support their efforts to reach out to
classmates and encourage giving participation.
- Recruit volunteers to serve on advisory boards and various
- Manage and track reunion year giving and work with Associate
Director of Donor Engagement, Communications to include reunion
messaging in mass solicitation strategies. Partner with Alumni and
Parent Engagement to support the Alumni Weekend giving
- With the Director of Donor Engagement, work closely with the
offices of Alumni and Parent Engagement, Donor Relations and
Stewardship, and Major and Planned Gifts to promote and support
pipeline programs and expand relationships in the donor
- Monitor Leadership Society membership, particularly for the
Annual Fund, to focus on retention and acquisition. Provide input
on Leadership Society solicitations and communications.
- Assist the Student Philanthropy Officer with training on the
moves management cycle and database management.
- Promote a team atmosphere where creativity, fun, excitement and
a high level of motivation and accomplishment are valued.
- Support and actively contribute to the goal of achieving
greater diversity, inclusion, and equity at Lewis & Clark and
work effectively with all members of the campus community.
- Other duties as assigned.
- 3 years fundraising or sales experience.
- 3 years experience working in higher education or nonprofit
- 3 years experience working with volunteers and/or alumni.
- Bachelor’s degree or additional 4 years of relevant
- An aptitude for consistency, goal-oriented time management, and
thoughtful interpersonal communication.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication
skills, especially in 1:1 communication via email, phone calls,
virtual meetings, and in-person interactions. Strong communication
skills including the ability to communicate persuasively both
orally and in writing.
- Ability to develop and manage professional relationships with a
diverse array of constituents.
- Ability to be an articulate spokesperson on behalf of the
- Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as well as
travel when needed.
- Significant knowledge of nonprofit organizations or equivalent,
preferably in higher education.
- Experience with Raiser’s Edge, Slate, or equivalent
- Experience in moves management cycle and/or personal
- 4+ years fundraising or sales experience.
- Prior higher education annual fund experience.
- 37.5 hours per week
- Hybrid work schedule available
Directions for Cover Letter
- Salary Range $55,000 - $60,000 annually
- Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Please upload your cover letter
on the My Experience
screen in the resume section.
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with respect to educational programs, activities, employment, and
admission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or
perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national
origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or
any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local
laws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been
designated to handle inquiries regarding employment- and
disability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiries
may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation
to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you
require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform
your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a
change to the application process or work procedures, providing
documents in an alternate format, using a sign language
interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the
finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a
conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the
conviction is related to the position for which the individual is
applying or would present safety or security risks before an
employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not
necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.
Eligibility to Work
In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department
regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday
prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals
(no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human
Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure
to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result
in immediate termination of employment.