The Community College of Rhode Island is currently recruiting two positions within the Office of Institutional Advancement and College Relations.
DONOR ENGAGEMENT OFFICER Job Summary: The Donor Engagement Officer will contribute to the Office of Institutional Advancement team’s fundraising capacity by planning and implementing strategic programs, donor communications, and events that contribute to the engagement and cultivation of donors and alumni.
The Officer reports to the Development Director and work closely with the Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement and College Relations and the advancement team members to deliver high-quality events, donor communications, and secure commitments from donors and alumni to provide professional expertise, volunteer service, and philanthropy that contribute to a goals-driven annual giving program.
The Officer will connect with CCRI alumni and donors across multiple mediums, including face-to-face. The position collaborates closely with core College departments including marketing, student affairs, and academic departments to create and maintain pathways for alumni and donor participation that advance the goals of the College. The Officer partners with the advancement team to identify, cultivate, and solicit gifts through events, direct mail and marketing campaigns; and serves as a liaison to a portfolio of donors and the Alumni Association Board.
The Officer will support the professional, administrative and promotional duties associated with the planning and implementation of programs and events including: preparing and sending communications; developing project plans; coordinating event logistics; tracking budgets; helping to establish and follow internal policies; working with preferred vendors, soliciting in-kind partnerships and focusing on budget efficiencies; setting up and breaking down at events; and event analysis/follow-up.
Contribute to Advancement team’s fundraising capacity by maintaining and growing donor database; performing donor research; executing direct mail and gift acknowledgement programs contributing to team’s shared goals.
The manager will be a lead team member in converting a database of 45,000+ alumni and friends to annual supporters by providing critical database management, prospect identification, and donor stewardship and solicitation services.
The Donor Services Manager will work closely with the Chief Accountant, Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement and College Relations, Director of Development, and other staff to advance fundraising strategies that integrate with university-wide and alumni initiatives. The Manager will oversee and leverage the Advancement database (currently Raiser’s Edge), which tracks gift/financial and biographical information on alumni, friends, and donors. The Manager will serve as an active prospect identifier, helping to move annual donors through the donor pyramid into the next giving level. The Manager stewards and solicits support through gift acknowledgement and direct mail campaigns and partners with the team on a variety of special projects.
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CCRI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Internal Number: 502754/1769
About Community College of Rhode Island
The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs.
We meet the wide-ranging educational needs of our diverse student population, building on our rich tradition of excellence in teaching and our dedication to all students with the ability and motivation to succeed. We set high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, champion diversity, respond to community needs, and contribute to our state’s economic development and the region’s workforce.