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Development Officer, MDC Foundation

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Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus is now accepting applications for the Development Officer, MDC Foundation position. The Development Officer is responsible for raising philanthropic resources to further the College’s mission.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works directly with the campus development officers and deans/faculty to develop new approaches to prospective donors and coordinates these contacts to initiate the cultivation/fundraising process
  • Maintains a portfolio of at least 100 prospects for gifts of $10,000 and higher
  • Maintains an active understanding of the programs to which assigned and translates those programs to opportunities for donor support.  Also maintains broad understanding of the College as a whole
  • Conducts 15-20 face-to-face meetings per month with prospects for purposes of discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Prepares written gift proposals for prospects
  • Makes recommendations for gift restrictions and decides about naming opportunities
  • Prepares gift agreements for new gifts, as required

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field and seven (7) years of experience in development, non-profit marketing, academic environment  or related field
  • At least two (2) years of major gift fundraising or upper-level annual fund work, or new client development is required with demonstrated record of accomplishment
  • Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques
  • Knowledge of methods, practices, and procedures for obtaining information about the giving programs
  • Strong knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge donor management system or similar development software 

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Miami Dade College is the largest, most diverse, and highly regarded college in the nation. We operate eight campuses with over 6,000 employees who educate over 164,000 students from around the world. The College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. With such a large organization, our employment needs are very diverse. From full-time professional faculty to part-time adjunct faculty and support staff, the people who comprise the MDC workforce are the innovators who help the College maintain our reputation as one of the most highly regarded colleges in the country.


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