Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement
Cambridge College - Cambridge, MA

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A new role, the Assistant Director will advance the College’s mission of serving adult learners for whom opportunities have been limited or denied. S/he will design and build a dynamic and successful alumni and friends annual giving program, initiate new relationships with alumni and other supporters to build his/her own portfolio of donors. Reporting to the VP for Advancement, this position will play a key role in helping the College reach its annual fund-raising goals by growing the Annual Fund; a significant increase in alumni participation in the Annual Fund will be a primary goal.

In addition, s/he will help plan and coordinate a select number of advancement events including but not limited to the annual donor cultivation event and 1-2 College Advisory Board meetings. S/he will work with the Development Associate to oversee the logistics for donor visits, prepare donor reports, and briefings for the President and for the VP of Institutional Advancement. Development research of existing and prospective donors also will be a key responsibility of this position.

Some travel, evening and weekend work will be required. This position has high growth potential and will be the right fit for a self-starting and entrepreneurial development professional.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Design, implement, and monitor a program to develop annual, unrestricted support
- Manage own portfolio of donors
- Meet annual fundraising goals
- Manage donor stewardship
- Provide staffing and stewardship to support revitalization of the College’s Advisory Board
- Lead event planning and execution for selected advancement events that provide opportunities for cultivation as well as donor recognition, such as the annual scholarship celebration
- Support VP with prospect research, visit prep, and event support
- Research potential donors and prepare prospect profiles
- Team player who will enhance collegial environment
- Keen attention to detail and ability to complete all responsibilities with integrity and accuracy

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: - Develop and execute alumni engagement strategies in partnership with other offices such as admissions, career services, and regional centers
- Facilitate cross-departmental partnerships that may result in other areas of support
- Serve as a resource for advancement program development and evaluation
- Participate in committees at the College, as necessary
- Other related duties and responsibilities, as necessary or required

QUALIFICATIONS: - Excellent communication and project management skills
- A professional and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player
- Experience coordinating donor events
- High initiative, and ability to handle multiple tasks on a regular basis
- Resourceful, organized and detail oriented
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and development databases preferred

EXPERIENCE: - Bachelor’s degree with a minimum five years fundraising experience with demonstrated success in personally soliciting and securing gifts
- Outstanding collaboration, relationship building and communication skills
- Direct experience with annual fund/alumni(ae) giving preferred
- Experience managing and working with volunteer fundraising preferred

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