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FEATURED - Director of Annual Giving

Ridgewater College Foundation | Willmar or Hutchinson, MN
Salary Range: $52,500 - $77,000

The purpose of this position is to promote and advance the annual fundraising activities for Ridgewater College. Primary responsibility will include creating and implementing a comprehensive, year-round fundraising campaign for annual giving in line with the college’s strategic plan. The fundraising campaign plan will include goals, strategies and programming that aim to build and engage our donor base, with a strong focus on donor acquisition and continued/increased giving. This individual will also identify, cultivate, and steward meaningful relationships with established and potential donors including alumni, seek and secure gifts, and identify potential planned giving and major gift prospects. This position will work closely with the Vice President of Advancement & Outreach / Foundation Executive Director, College President, Foundation board members and key staff.

  • Two year degree in related field (such as business, marketing, sales, public relations, etc) and/or two-five years of relevant work experience in marketing, sales, public relations, financial advisement or other similar field with emphasis on relationship cultivation and solicitation of individuals/businesses
  • Demonstrated ability to ask for charitable contributions • Proven verbal, interpersonal and networking skills and ability to deal effectively and sensitively with constituents and to develop strong collaborative relationships • Ability to create high-quality and effective written communications, correspondence, reports, and other documents and presentations with meticulous attention to detail using Microsoft Office software • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple simultaneous projects efficiently while paying attention to overall goals
  • Demonstrated interest in diversity, equity and inclusion • Self-starter with proven ability to initiate tasks and projects and produce measurable outcomes

Additional Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in higher education fundraising
  • Proficiency using Raiser’s Edge or other similar database software
  • Experience developing fundraising campaigns, including crowdfunding and online giving
  • Experience with project and event coordination
  • Skills in research and data analysis sufficient to track giving data and trends

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