Chief Development Officer
Placement Range: $81,700 - $106,600 and a pay-for-performance bonus
General Description: The Chief Development Officer is responsible for managing all aspects of the OCCC Development program which includes Board relations, faculty and staff relations, donor relations, fundraising, grants, alumni outreach and development, donor campaign development and budgeting, team building/team member development and supervision, as well as, all reporting and fiduciary responsibilities associated with a growing and thriving professional fundraising and development program. The Chief Development Officer works closely with the President in the maintaining of donor records in the donor management software, which includes correspondence to donors in response to gifts and donor reporting for development purposes. The Chief Development Officer ensures OCCC operates at the highest level of integrity and is in compliance with generally accepted fundraising and development standards and guidelines. The Chief Development Officer manages a portfolio with approximately 100-125 donors; setting goals, creating strategic plans and developing scorecard metrics for organization and all team members. The Chief Development Officer works collaboratively with external and internal resources and in support of Board volunteers and other advancement staff. The Chief Development Officer works with College/Foundation on proper event planning, programming, marketing/branding and outreach. The Chief Development Officer builds pipeline strategies to build prospective donors and establish contact; ensure positive and purposeful prospect work is complementing efforts in donor relations. The Chief Development Officer coaches and facilitates the President and others designated by the President on how to successfully engage donors and prospective donors: identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and oversee these individuals. The Chief Development Officer must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts in the five to seven figure range; and be prepared for public speaking opportunities with multiple audiences; assist in key ancillary projects/programs which open doors and build relationships; create presentations for the President as needed for timely communication, updates and planning sessions.
Minimum Education/Experience: Bachelor's Degree in marketing, public relations, resource development, public administration or related field. (Applicants are required to attach transcript conferring required Bachelor's degree.) Minimum of five (5) years relevant successful experience in major and/or planned gift fundraising.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to communicate well with corporations, foundations, private funders, faculty, staff and higher education constituents/partners Ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership with regards to major gift donors, annual donors, endowment donors in order to develop sustainable relationships Ability to use functions (house gatherings, special events/gala, ancillary clubs, etc.) to convey business case, inspire prospects, garner interest leading to successful fundraising cycle and closed gifts Interest in positively impacting lives, promoting workforce preparedness through certificates, associates degrees, first-generation higher education Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas Successful experience in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies Understand the relationship between major gift strategies, annual gift platforms and gift processing best practices Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments Willing to travel; work nights and/or weekends on occasion (special events/gala(s)) Demonstrated expertise and history in developing donor and gift goals and meeting goals Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of planned giving Understanding of higher education mission and objectives Working knowledge of the grant writing process Excellent writing skills Skill in variety of computer software including those relevant to fundraising and donor tracking Demonstrated presentation and verbal skills
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application and attach the following required documents: cover letter, resume, and transcript conferring a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in marketing, public relations, resource development, public administration or related field. Applicants who do not attach the required documents will not be considered for the position. For application assistance or questions, please contact Human Resources at (405) 682-7542, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.