Development Officer

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Rhode Island, United States
Competitive Salary
Jul 07, 2021
Aug 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

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.


The Rhode Island College Foundation, established in 1965, is a separate not-for-profit organization devoted to raising funds for the benefit of Rhode Island College. The Foundation also exercises fiduciary responsibility over endowments and other philanthropic investments made to benefit Rhode Island College. The Foundation is the primary source of private support to the college as it achieves its mission to offer accessible higher education of the finest quality to traditional and non-traditional students from around the state, the region, and beyond.


Required qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • A minimum of three to five years of experience in fundraising preferably in higher education.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
  • Strong organizational skills, with management and leadership ability, to motivate staff and act as a role model for all development operations

Ability to plan and think strategically; detail-oriented, but able to manage projects simultaneously


Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in nonprofit studies, marketing, political science, communications and/or related field.
  • Experience in constituent and donor relations.
  • BlackBaud: Raiser’s Edge and Raiser’s Edge NXT experience.


Proposed starting salary range: $55,000-$77,000


Application deadline: Open until filled

For a full job description, which includes additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island College’s PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.  


As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution that values and is committed to inclusion and expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.

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