Job Title: Campaign Development Officer- Foundation
Location: Columbus Campus
Employment Type: Administrator/Executive/Manager
Employment Status: Temporary
Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation Type: Annual
Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm, and hours outside normal working schedule as necessary.
Columbus State is seeking two creative, energetic, and experienced development professionals with major gift and capital campaign experience to join a comprehensive campaign fundraising team. The work of the Columbus State Community College Foundation department helps to empower individuals to change their lives while building a future-ready workforce for our community and a brighter, more prosperous outlook for our shared future. Columbus State's campaign seeks to raise $100 million for facilities, programs, and scholarships.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.
Duties are numbered for convenience and do not indicate the order in terms of importance, the frequency that the duty is performed, or the amount of time spent on the duty.
1) Responsible for coordinating one or more strategic initiatives within the campaign.
2) Assist the Foundation Executive Director to work with President, Foundation Board of Directors, Campaign Steering Committees, faculty, staff and community stakeholders to qualify, cultivate, strategize, build relationships, solicit, close gifts, and steward major donors to achieve campaign goals.
3) Responsible for developing, tracking, and implementation strategies from identification through proposal (in writing and in person) and gift closure.
4) Conduct personal visits and facilitate other engagement activities, including but no limited to; steering committee and partner engagements, tours, and cultivation events and meetings with senior leadership and board members.
Usual Physical Demands: The incumbent of this position typically exhibits the physical demands identified in the Functional Job Analysis on file in the College's Human Resources Department and which is periodically reviewed and updated. Physical demands listed in the Functional Job Analysis are not job qualification standards but are used to help the College assess and determine reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals covered by the American's with Disabilities Act.
While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into the computer. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. An employee may occasionally lift or exert a force of up to 10 pounds when moving files, boxes or other materials.
Working Conditions: Normal office working conditions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: best practices within the development profession, including those relating to annual fund management, corporate and foundation relations, and other areas that articulate with and support major gift fund-raising; Mircosoft Word, Excel and Outlook; fundraising databases. Skill in: strategic planning and performance measurement; financial planning and fiscal management; community relations; highly developed verbal and written communication; communicating and interacting with people, both individually and in groups; face-to-face solicitation, exemplary stewardship, building relationships, writing persuasive appeals, effectively working with volunteer leadership and senior staff, researching donor prospects and relationships, tracking progress, and developing strategies to meet campaign goals. Ability to: secure major grants and gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other private funding sources; plan and implement complex, multi-year, multi-million dollar development initiatives, including capital campaigns; foster a cooperative work environment within a complex organizational structure; interact effectively with academic leadership, faculty, alumni, prospects, donors, and volunteers in a wide range of roles; exercise good judgement, demonstrate an understanding of ethics related to development activities, and use discretion in interactions with donors, prospects, volunteers, and others; communicate and work effectively within a diverse community; present effectively to small and large groups; mentor and coach employees to achieve maximum productivity.
Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate discipline or closely related field of study, with at least five years of progressively responsible development experience. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to worksite(s).
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree. Experience in an academic institution in the context of a capital campaign. Knowledge/experience working with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge.
Additional Information: Applicants are required to submit a cover letter detailing their demonstrated experience closing gifts of a minimum of $50,000 with a strong preference for six- and seven-figure closure experience and experience/knowledge working with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge. Candidate must have a proven record of accomplishment in a position requiring independent planning and efficient utilization of time and resources. Applications submitted without a cover letter will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted.
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees ...in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.