Director of Corporate Development and Major Gifts
Laramie County Community College - Cheyenne, WY

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The Director of Corporate Giving and Major Gifts has the primary responsibility to plan, direct, implement and evaluate the annual and long-range corporate fundraising campaign activities of the Laramie County Community College Foundation. The Director is responsible for increasing visibility of the College in the area by identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding corporations and foundations and developing strategies and approaches to generate ever-higher levels of giving. The Director is actively engaged in working to establish long-term partnerships and strengthening existing relationships with the corporate and foundation sector, as well as other key communities that will result in funding for the immediate and long-term goals of the Foundation and College. This position provides the expertise to advance the College’s interests by researching, identifying and maintaining sources of support, proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals based on corporate guidelines and interests, and maintain strong communication ties with corporate and foundation donors and prospects. Project management also includes capital campaigns including long-term planning, campaign development and marketing. Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.

Benefits: 85% of health insurance premiums paid by the College, 21 vacation days fronted, 12 sick days, 2 personal days and 15 paid holidays annually. Typically 5-7 paid holidays from Christmas to New Year's Day. For full listing of benefits, visit http://lccc.wy.edu/about/humanResources/benefits .

Compensation: $60,000s depending on education and experience.

Closing Date: Position is open until filled. Initial screening to begin February 4th, 2013.

Starting Date: As soon after hiring process as practical.

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Essential Functions:

Leadership and Oversight – The Director of Corporate Giving and Fundraising is charged with design, implementation, and management of a comprehensive and proactive development plan focused on expanding and enhancing corporate and foundation relationships by directing and coordinating activities related to obtaining corporate and foundation monetary support.

• Identify emerging business leadership and industry trends with a special emphasis on developing high value-exchange corporate alliances. Identify, evaluate, cultivate and solicit five- and six- figure philanthropic commitments to support the mission and goals of the College.

• Work closely with Foundation Staff, Public Relations Staff and other College representatives to create opportunities to build awareness among corporate and foundation constituencies in order to build and significantly expand positive fundraising relationships. Identify key alumni within corporations/foundations and review corporate profiles that suggest potential relationships because of common interests.
• Provide strategic guidance and information to all college employees for capital campaigns to secure donations, expand community support, and build endowment funding for the College.

• Assist the Foundation Staff in the creation and execution of a plan for supplemental external funding of the College through state and federal grants, private foundations, prospect research, planned giving and annual giving.

Functional Department Duties - The Director of Corporate Giving and Major Gifts has the responsibility to advise the Board, faculty, administrators, and staff on corporate and foundation on areas of fundraising priorities.

• Initiate opportunities for faculty, administrators, and deans to interact with corporate and foundation prospects.

• Interpret corporate and foundation interests to College constituencies.

• Work directly with the Foundation Director of Scholarships and Annual Giving and deans/faculty to develop approaches to corporations and coordinate these contacts to initiate the cultivation/fundraising process.

• Develop highly competitive proposals to corporate and foundation prospects and leverage diverse corporate and foundation goals and preferences in conjunction with College goals.

• Maintain a rigorous schedule of contacts with corporate and foundation representatives, creating related management plans, compelling presentations and comprehensive fundraising proposals.

• Assist with and attend Foundation, College and cultural events.

Institutional Leadership - The Director of Corporate Giving and Fundraising serves as a member of the Foundation Staff of LCCC and works in full partnership with other members of the Public Relations Team, as well as other departments. This functional tasking area may include:

• Attending Foundation Board meetings, working closely with the AVP of Institutional Advancement to develop, implement and foster support for the strategic directions of the Board and of the College while ensuring positive and interpersonal relationships central to the importance of the campus community.

• Works effectively with internal constituencies to foster collaboration and engagement between the campus and the broader community; collaborates efforts to articulate the identity of LCCC by publicizing the strength of programs and services of LCCC and encourages others in community service appropriate to the mission of the college.

• Promotes and strengthens communication bridges, shares information broadly, and facilitates communication among others.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Five years of applicable work experience in sales, marketing, and/or business sales
- OR -
  • A combination of two years of college-level education PLUS three years of proven, directly-related work experience in corporate giving, corporate sales, and/or fund-raising
  • Five years of applicable work experience (in addition to the three years listed above) in sales, marketing, and/or business sales
Preferred Qualification:
  • Work experience with a Foundation and/or corporate giving programs
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Laramie County Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action educational institution and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, political affiliation or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities.

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