This position is exempt from overtime.
Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.
We strive to create a vibrant campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, pluralism is promoted in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building a pluralistic and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.
This Assistant Director of Development in the office of Institutional Advancement will report to the Director of Development. This position will have primary responsibility for the College’s Annual Fund and associated donor stewardship activities. The employee occupying this position will support the Bellevue College Foundation Board of Directors and other key volunteers to achieve the goals of the annual fundraising luncheon of the Foundation. Responsibilities include supporting the Director of Development and other staff as appropriate in the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts; preparing reports and maintaining the database, processing contributions, drafting gift acknowledgment letters, coordinating successful fundraising and donor acknowledgment events, and researching donor prospects and constituent groups.
Essential Functions/Typical Duties:
- Achieve annual fund-raising goals; manage timelines, design and execute asks and appeals, track results and monitor returns on investment. Create and manage fundraising programs to new constituent groups and provide frequent and thorough cost/benefit analyses of these programs.
- Ensure the timely production of the annual luncheon and other fundraising events, including as many constituent groups from the college community as possible. Create and produce corporate sponsorship appeals, monitor sponsor levels and sponsor benefits in light of similar community events. Ensure that sponsor recognition is carried out at events including appropriate name placement and recognition from the podium. Monitor donor acknowledgment process to assure timeliness and accuracy of acknowledgments.
- On a weekly basis set aside time for donor research specifically: adding to major donor prospect information in Raiser’s Edge; researching corporate sponsors for the annual luncheon.
- Monitor donor benefits and ensure that they are executed in an appropriate and timely manner. Specifically: ensure that 48 hour donor acknowledgment policy is carried out; create acknowledgment letters; produce annual donor newsletter briefing; participate in the creation of and manage the implementation of annual “thank you” events; regularly review donor listings.
- The Assistant Director of Development supports the Development Director in meeting annual and special campaign related fundraising goals. The Assistant Director is responsible for: generating event and meeting agendas; pulling requested information from the database; producing reports; executing appeals; maintaining RE database to ensure current and accurate records, reporting, and mailings; assisting with the coordination of logistics for division and Foundation events such as groundbreaking ceremonies, grand opening events, and Margin of Excellence Awards; assisting with general receptionist duties, including answering phones, filing, photocopying, faxing, greeting and assisting visitors, and providing administrative support as needed; assisting with preparing meeting materials and information packages for Foundation Board meetings and Board members; maintaining the BC Foundation website; and; perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Three years or more of successful development experience
- Demonstrated success in meeting or surpassing fund-raising goals
- Effective and demonstrated interpersonal skills and professional demeanor; ability to create productive work relationships with a broad spectrum of individuals both inside and outside of the College
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
- Knowledge of and commitment to the mission, goals and objectives of the College
- Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
- Must have a commitment to pluralism
SPECIFIC POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
- Three years minimum of experience working in the development field
- Event planning experience
- Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office; databases and donor management software, preferably Raiser’s Edge
- Website management skills
- Ability to work early mornings, evenings and weekends as needed
How to Apply
Individuals interested in this position are encouraged to complete and submit the following:
- Complete an online application
- Complete the supplemental questionnaire
- Attach a resume
- Attach a cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum and desired qualifications
- Attach a transcript
Bellevue College - 19 months ago