The primary responsibilities of this position include designing, strategic planning, and implementation of a comprehensive college advancement and fund development program for the RCTC Foundation. In addition to serving as the Development Officer and having responsibility for external relations, this position provides leadership for marketing and recruitment, external and public relations, friend raising, fund raising gifts and grants, and alumni association development. The position is responsible for identifying, cultivating and personally soliciting businesses, corporation and individuals to make significant gifts to the RCTC Foundation and the College.
Three years of successful experience in fundraising (including market research, advertising, public relations, etc.), preferably in higher education.
Experience working with a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Effective written and oral communication skills
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to work a flexible schedule.
Ability to influence, persuade, understand, and work collaboratively with others in team situations.
Knowledge of and skill in identifying, researching, cultivating and soliciting major gifts campaigns.
High level of customer-based development relations skills, entrepreneurial spirit, strong speaking and writing skills, superior organizational and administrative skills.
Knowledge of and skill in mass media and social media communications (including principles and techniques).
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