Senior Development Officer
The Senior Development Officer is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors, including individuals, corporations and foundations, for gifts of $50,000 or more, concentrating on the current campaign initiatives yet also accommodating donors' wishes to contribute to scholarship, gifts of art and any other strategic initiative.
Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President for Strategic Philanthropy, this position collaborates with senior staff, faculty, alumni, trustees, and volunteers to develop and implement initiatives and strategies for successful major gift solicitation. He/she represents Ringling College of Art and Design in campus activities, community events and organizations that further the development of major gift donors to Ringling College. This position requires sensitive interaction with a variety of internal and external constituencies.
The Senior Development Officer creates and implements, with the Vice President for Advancement's oversight, the design of all short and long-term fundraising strategies; increases College's philanthropic revenue through major gifts, sponsorships, planned gifts and gifts of art; creates and manages strategic cultivation and solicitation plans for top tier prospects and meets regularly with assigned volunteer leadership to provide updates; participates in all prospect/donor related meetings to include the Ringling College President, Vice President for Advancement, Assistant Vice President for Strategic Philanthropy and volunteer campaign leadership responsible for corporate sponsorships for events within assigned fundraising initiatives and coordinating with Annual Giving for Ringling College event sponsorships.
The scope of the job requires travel as well as attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, events, meetings and visits to prospects/donors in their homes and offices throughout the country.
- Bachelor's degree
- Four years of successful professional fundraising experience, or a demonstrated comparably successful track record in a related career.
- Advanced knowledge in gifts of art including but not limited to appraisals, storage, maintenance cost. • Knowledge of types of gifts including Fractional Interest Gifts, Testamentary gifts and others.
- Knowledge of the principles of good management and sound administration.
- Excellent communication, listening, and interpersonal skills, and exceptional collaborative and team building skills.
- Experience and knowledge of PC software and database management
- Ability to travel as well as attend evening and/or weekend activities, events and meetings
- Experience in higher education or not-for-profit development
- Master's degree in related field
- Knowledge of Crescendo software for planned giving
Open until filled. Apply on-line at https://ringling.simplehire.com
Ringling College of Art and Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer