Regional Development Officer

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Regional Development Officer

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dickinson College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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Position Information

Posting NumberS00848Position TitleRegional Development OfficerWorking TitleRegional Development OfficerPosition NumberPay Grade/CategoryIntermediate Administrator BPosition TypeExempt Division and Department Information

DivisionCollege AdvancementDepartmentIndividual Giving Posting Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Regional Development Officer Metro New York area will be assigned to a geographic territory and will work with a Senior Advancement Officer to cultivate and solicit major gift prospects, manage a regional volunteer council, and increase alumni and parent engagement with the college. Based upon experience, the RDO may have the option to live in the assigned
geographic territory.

Essential Functions:
  • Serve as a highly visible, knowledgeable, and articulate representative of Dickinson College with the objective of building a community of donors within the assigned geographic region.
  • Identify, qualify, track, cultivate and solicit potential donors and donors capable of pledging $25,000 or more. Coordinate
    and maintain a visit schedule of 10 to 14 prospect visits per month. Solicitation goals will be set on an annual basis and will
    be based on specific donor situations. Caseload will comprise approximately 150 prospects with known capacity of $25,000
    or more. Develop individual cultivation and solicitation strategies for each of the top 25 prospects within the assigned caseload, including a written strategy.
  • Oversee regional philanthropic volunteer in the assigned geographic territory.
    - Support a group of diverse and dynamic leaders that can be called upon as a resource for engagement, advocacy and
    - Work collaboratively with key leaders to establish meeting agenda discussion topics, responsibilities and assessment metrics.
    - Identify, qualify and cultivate emerging leaders in the region with the intention of building a Major Gifts pipeline.
  • Coordinate with Donor Relations and the Office of Alumni Relations to strategize and implement engagement and stewardship events in the region.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of institutional priorities that may match donor passion and interest.
  • Attend major Advancement on-campus events and meetings. These include, but are not limited to; Homecoming & Family Weekend, Alumni Weekend, annual retreats, regularly scheduled meetings, Commencement, and the Scholarship Luncheon.
Preferred QualificationsEducation and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3-5 years experience.
Additional Requirements
  • Valid driver’s license.
A valid Driver's Licence is required. Employees (operators) must have been in possession of a valid operator’s license for not less than three (3) years and the license must have been in good standing without interruption during that time period.YesSuccessful candidate will also be required to complete ACT 153 ClearanceNoThis position is considered "Emergency Staff." As such they may be required to report to work even when the college is closed or is operating under a delayed start.NoPhysical Demands Work Schedule

Advertised Work ScheduleNumber of hours/dayNumber of hours/weekProposed Start Date Posting Detail Information

Posting DateOpen Until FilledYesClosing DateApplication Review Begin DateIs this a Temporary Position?NoFull-Time/Part-TimeFull TimeIf Full-Time, please specify12 month full-time (52 weeks)If Part-Time, please specifyNot ApplicableEEO/Diversity Statement

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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    Posted: 5/20/2019
    Application Due: 7/19/2019
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