The Development Officer will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospective major donors in support of fundraising initiatives.
Communication/Reports: • Manage a portfolio of prospective donors, preparing research and implementing key actions needed to support a gift decision • Establish and maintain professional and productive work relationships with major donors providing strategic advice and support as required • Maintain accurate and timely records of donor contact/visit activity • Provide regular updates on prospective donors/donor contact/activity to the Director of Development and Alumni Engagement
Research: • Prepare information for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations • Assist in building and maintaining long-term relationships with external stakeholders associated with Lethbridge College and its various fundraising initiatives • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospective major gift donors • Identify gift opportunities across Lethbridge College and prepare proposals for presentations to prospective donors
Confidentiality: • Perform duties in a manner that will earn the full confidence of the Director of Development and Alumni Engagement • Assure discreet handling of all business dealings
Financial: • Raise funds to fund College capital projects, including departmental projects and to build Lethbridge College’s inventory • Responsible for achieving financial targets based on strategic timelines around major campaigns
• Minimum of a diploma/degree in Business Communications or related discipline required; as well as, 3 – 5 years’ experience with donors and sponsor cultivation • Proven experience in major gift fundraising (>$10,000) and skilled in strategy development • Thorough knowledge of the college environment and academic structure preferred; combinations of post-secondary education and related work experience considered • Excellent oral and written communication skills and commitment to work in a team environment; must be able to interact with donors and prospective donors in a professional and courteous manner • Experience in drafting proposals, briefings, contact notes, stewardship plans/letters and other correspondent for prospects and volunteers • Ability to work well under pressure and prioritize competing demands to effectively meet deadlines • Ability to exercise independent judgment in decision provided by the Director of Development and Alumni Engagement • Responsible for achieving portfolio goals • Strong computer skills • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Director of Development and Alumni Engagement as required
• Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Sales Force would be an asset
Internal Number: P19-00246
About Lethbridge College
Established in 1957, Lethbridge College is a board-governed public college operating as a Comprehensive Community Institution under the authority of the Post-secondary Learning Act of Alberta. Although the main campus is located in the City of Lethbridge, the institution plays a stewardship role for adult learning within its geographic service region. As a member of Campus Alberta, the college works with other post-secondary institutions, community organizations, school districts, employers and other partners to enhance access to programs and services throughout the region. Through our commitment to a variety of educational delivery methods including face-to-face, online and blended learning, we strive to address diverse learning styles and needs in order to increase access for students. In addition, a broad range of student support services is designed to enhance learner success for both on and off campus learning.