• Development Officer, Rhode Island College Foundation

    The Development Officer reports to the Interim Executive Director of the Rhode Island College Foundation and will work closely with members of the team to qualify, identify, cultivate, solicit and steward leadership ($1,000-$10,000), major (above $10,000) and planned gift donors. The Development Officer will be responsible for a pool of approximately 150-200 donor prospects, including alumni, friends, corporations and foundations.

    Essential Duties:

    • Personally manages an assigned portfolio of 150-200 leadership and major prospects be responsible for identifying and qualifying prospects, engaging and cultivating current and prospective donors, directly soliciting for major and other gifts, and stewarding donors
    • Monitors progress toward fundraising goals and move agreed upon number of prospects, annually, through identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
    • Increases the pool of leadership and major gift prospects
    • Develops cultivation and solicitation strategies with Prospect Management Committee

    Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
    • Proficiency in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge or similar donor management system
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
    • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
    • Strong organizational skills, with management and leadership ability, to motivate staff and act as a role model for all development operations

    Required Qualifications:

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree

    Experience: A minimum of three to five years of experience in fundraising preferably in higher education

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