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Director of Development

Company: Yavapai College Foundation, Prescott, AZ
Date Posted: May 29, 2017

Reporting to the Executive Director, the DOD provides leadership and management in the direction, planning and execution of fundraising and development related activities for the Yavapai College Foundation to include: Endowment growth efforts, Annual Giving, Alumni relations, Capital Campaigns, Planned Giving, as well as special events and communications that build relationships with the Yavapai County Community.

    - Maintains a portfolio of major gift prospects $10,000+

    -Provides leadership in the development, monitoring and execution of Foundation work plans associated with endowment growth efforts, annual giving, alumni relations, special events and foundations communications functions

    - Develop and execute strategies to identify, research, cultivate and solicit qualified prospects for major and planned gifts in collaboration and cooperation with the Executive Director

    - Responsible for building and strengthening relationships with the Foundation Board, community and civic organizations, through public speaking and committee participation

    - Directs leadership fundraising efforts conducted by the YCF Board Committees and volunteer auxiliary groups

    - Directs all Foundation stewardship activities in recognition of donor philanthropy

    - Produces original writing for gift proposals, donor presentations and letters

**Minimum Expectations & Requirements**

    - Bachelor's Degree in a related field, e.g. business communications, marketing, non-profit management

    - A minimum of ten years' experience as a senior level advancement professional with proven track record of fundraising success, especially with campaign planning/execution and major gift solicitation

    - Strong organizational, supervisory and leadership capabilities

    - Exemplary interpersonal skills and ability to develop close relations with faculty, staff, donors and volunteers

**Preferred Skills & Abilities**

    - CFRE Certified

    - Higher education fundraising experience

    - Experience in securing gifts of $10,000+

    - Familiarity with Planned Giving techniques

    - Professional experience in a community college/higher education work environment

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