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Community Giving Manager

College of Lake County
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 15, 2023

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Community Giving Manager

Internal Position Title: Community Giving Manager

Posting Number: S02254

Department:: College Foundation

Position Type: Staff

Job Family: Specialist

The College of Lake County Foundation, a 501c3 institutionally related foundation, cultivates gifts to support capital projects, programs, and scholarships for students enrolled at the College of Lake County. Under the direct supervision of the College of Lake County Foundation's executive director, the Community Giving Manager is the foundation's annual giving officer, and responsible for managing multiple constituencies and maximizing their contributions to the foundation's Annual Fund (Scholarships and Grants Fund).

Responsibilities include managing the our Scholarship Giving Program and the Annual Fund, engaging our Alumni Ambassadors program, planning and supervising all major fundraising events, and supervising all stewardship and communications. This position also manages the development associate whose work focuses on assisting with event planning, stewardship, and advancement communications.

The College of Lake County (CLC) offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits that currently includes BlueCross/BlueShield of Illinois health, Delta dental and Superior vision insurance plans, tuition support for employees and qualified family members, three retirement plans, disability, group and supplemental life insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending account plans, a four-day work week in the summer (Fridays off!), generous vacation, sick and personal time off and 14 paid holidays each year.

In 2023, CLC became a Leader College meaning we are comprehensive community college located in northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing life-changing paths for our students by offering exceptional learning experiences.

We not only include Diversity in our values, but we demonstrate it in our hiring of Staff and Faculty. CLC has earned national recognition by Achieving the Dream as a Leader College based on our intentional work to improve key student milestones that correlate to student completion.The college is widely recognized for student success, business and community partnerships and for the achievements of our faculty, staff and alumni.

Required Qualifications:
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required.

  1. Accomplished professional with a minimum of five (5) years in implementing a fund raising program including phone-a-thon, solicitations with volunteers, personal solicitation, letter appeals, and proposals, preferably in an academic setting.
  2. Demonstrated track record of setting and meeting/exceeding fund raising goals within expected time period.
  3. Previous experience supervising staff and volunteers.
  4. Previous experience using constituency management software such as Raiser’s Edge, Prospect Research On-line, Wealth Engine, etc.

  1. High level of analytical, organizational, managerial, administrative, communication, writing, and sales/fund raising skills. (Proficient with both words and numbers).
  2. Strong project management, problem solving, and decision making skills.
  3. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and ability to utilize computer technology to access data, maintain records, generate reports and communicate with others.
  4. Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and multi-task.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively with varying levels of staff and external customers.
  6. Proven ability to work effectively with individuals and teams from diverse backgrounds and professional responsibilities.
  7. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  8. Ability to manage and maintain confidential data.
  9. Adheres to Association of Fund Raising Professionals (AFP) code of ethics.
  10. Ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Desired Qualifications:
  1. Master degree preferred.
  2. Certified Fundraising Executive or on path to achieve CFRE.
  3. Bilingual in Spanish and English

Posting Date: 05/12/2023

Closing Date:

Expected Start Date: 06/20/2023

Special Instructions Summary:

Pay Rate: $62,200 - $64,200 Commensurate with education and experience.

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time

Location Grayslake

Total Hours Per Week: 40.00+

Work Schedule:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Hours will vary daily. Some nights and weekends required (events, board meetings, and donor visits).Some out of district travel is required.

Software Testing Required: Excel, MS Word

Interview Process Requirements: Presentation

EEO Statement:
The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities.

Summary of Essential Functions:
Student/Customer Service (10%)
  1. Develops relationships within the college, with key academic and program partners, including the president’s office, and serves as the foundation’s representative to internal individuals and groups RE: annual giving.
  2. Alumni Ambassadors Program: Hold quarterly Alumni Ambassador meetings, in person or electronically, to engage strategic affinity groups for the Foundation.

Personnel Management (10%)
  1. Supervise the Development Associate. This includes insuring timely delivery of their work, monthly one-on-one meetings, annual reviews, and supervision of professional development.
  2. Serve as a resource for the Events Committee for the CLC Foundation Board
Project and Process Management (75%)
  1. Serves as a leader, mentor, and guide to the foundation team on all matters relating to annual giving and scholarship stewardship.
  2. Prepares annual fundraising strategy documents that focuses their work, and the work of the foundation, on effective annual giving and scholarship fundraising.
  3. Attends and contributes to bi-weekly team meetings.
  4. Develop engagement strategies for all major annual giving constituencies: donors, alumni, employees, retirees, and community members. The focus of engagement is on annual fundraising, and all constituencies are seen as annual giving segments.
  5. Manage the foundation’s annual direct mail program, which currently includes two major annual mailings, plus corresponding electronic outreach (email and social media). This includes creating solicitation lists in conjunction with the prospect management coordinator, developing solicitation devices, managing vendors, and reporting on results.
  6. Serve as the primary organizer of annual Fundraising Events, with the help of other support staff and foundation team members. This includes budgeting, planning, day-of-event management, and follow-up reporting.
  • Annual Golf Scholarship Classic
  • Annual Scholarship Brunch
  • Annual Employee Giving Campaign
  • Annual Retirees Luncheon
  • Other Events

Other Duties As Assigned (5%)

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