Director of Development (Foundation)

Feb 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director of Development (Foundation)
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

SCF seeks employees looking to be a part of a culture of service excellence in the following position of Director of Development (Foundation).To plan and execute a coordinated development strategy to increase private financial support through annual and major gift fund-raising. Direct and implement a broad-based outreach program to enhance relationships and giving among Alumni, corporations, foundations and other potential stakeholders.

Job Description
Applicants may be asked to demonstrate any or all of the following duties:
1. Working with the Executive Director and the Foundation Board, strategically designs, organizes and implements short-and long-term fund development plans to increase revenues to support the strategic direction of the College.
2. Directs the annual giving program and related major gift fundraising activities to develop a strong base for the individual and corporate giving pyramid. Plans, implements and manages the entire scope of the Foundation's annual giving program including, but not limited to gift clubs, direct mail and special events through individual fundraising components that include (but are not limited to) the Employee Campaign, Alumni Campaign, Community/Friends Campaign, Capital Campaign and Corporate Sponsor(s) Campaign.
3. Develops strategies and systems to secure, maintain and leverage demographics/contact data from alumni, community and corporate representatives to advance long-term relationships.
4. Manages the identification, recruitment, training and recognition of volunteers for fundraising events.
5. Donor Services: Plans and implements recognition and appreciation program for all donors.
6. Monitors and evaluates all fundraising activities to be sure goals are being met. Uses program data and industry benchmarks and practices. Utilizes results of evaluation to refine existing programs and to recommend and implement new and creative programs or methods to maximize revenues and participation and to identify high capacity donors.
7. Personally cultivates, solicits and stewards a portfolio of mid-level through major gift prospects/donors. This includes developing SCFF donor/prospective donor/corporate sponsor realtionships and attending community, chamber, economic development, alumni, and other non-profit events in region as directed by Executive Director.
8. Trains and supervises SCF Foundation staff member(s) reporting to Development Director to ensure professional growth, delegation, empowerment and appropriate recognition.
9. Recommends and manages annual operating budgets, variance analysis, and revenue forecasts, and calendars ford for development and database departments.
10. Develops fundraising analysis and forecasting reports for the Executive Director to facilitate the foundation's mission.
11. Serves as staff liaison to Foundation development committees providing leadership and direction in Moves Management for individual and corporate sponsor prospects. Creates, implements prospect, database and upgrade strategies to stabilize and grow donor base. In addition, to utilize software tools available for researching prospective donor(s) or corporate sponsor(s).
12. Works with the Executive Director and appropriate staff on all aspects of outreach including web, newsletters, alumni magazine, annual report and other local media outlets.
13. Works with the Executive Director to develop funding priorities.
14. Oversee database accuracy, list preparation, donor research, ensures specialize donor search tools are purchased and utilized at their full potential. Provides verification of reporting accuracy to ensure SCFF database is scrubbed and procedures for modifying or removing incomplete, incorrect, inaccurately formatted, or repeated data in SCFF database is completed on a regular basis.
15. Actively participates in staff meetings, and assists other staff members in the accomplishment of Departmental goals.
16. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
• Education/Experience:
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university and five years of increasingly responsible fundraising experience with demonstrated record of designing campaigns, financial/sales success, and securing gifts, preferably in a college, university, non-profit organization, foundation environment.

• Supervisory Experience:
One to two years of direct supervisory experience, including responsibility for hiring, firing, performance management, training and coaching is required.

Please note: This position is subject to a background check in accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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Special Instructions to Applicants
Special note about completion of application:
You will receive a confirmation number indicating when you have completed your application. If you have not received a confirmation number, you have not finished your application. Good luck in the recruiting process!

Public Records:
All college searches are subject to compliance with Florida's Public Records Law and all documents submitted become the property of the college.

Veteran Preference:
This position is not eligible for veteran preference. Please contact Human Resources at (941) 752-5375 if you have any questions.

Pre-Employment Screenings
Requires successful completion of criminal background screenings and employment reference checks.

Please note: This position is subject to a background check in accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Department Name Foundation
Campus Bradenton
Work Schedule 12 month
Work Hours From 8:00 AM
Work Hours To 4:30 PM
Total Hours Per Week 37.5
Continuing Contract Status Not Eligible
Requested Start Date ASAP
Job Type Staff/Administration
Benefits Eligible Yes
Hiring Range $57,771 - $74,524
FLSA Exempt
Job Open Date 02/27/2017
Open Until Filled No

Statement of Non-Discrimination
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, race, religion, age, national origin/ethnicity, color, marital status, disability, genetic information and sexual orientation in any of its educational programs, services or activities, including admission and employment. Direct inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies to: Equity Officer, 941-752-5323, PO Box 1849, Bradenton, FL 34206.


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