Los Rios Community College District
Director (VIII) of Donor Relations
Job Posting Number: AE00640P
Salary: $93,525 annually. LRCCD Salary
Closing Date: 08/21/2022
Complete job description and application available
online at: http://184.108.40.206/counter.php?id=234809
Under the direction of the District Associate Vice Chancellor of
Resource Development and in close collaboration with the College
President, the Director of Donor Relations will implement a
comprehensive fund development program in support of the Harris
Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College. The Director of Donor
Relations is part of a District-wide philanthropy team whose
purpose is to nurture understanding and support for philanthropy
among its various constituents, including faculty, staff, retirees,
alumni, students, volunteers, HCA members and the community, in
order to raise support for our students, faculty, and college
programs. The Director of Donor Relations will be a passionate
supporter of the arts and establish and grow an effective HCA
philanthropy program through major gifts cultivation and
solicitation, annual giving, planned giving, donor cultivation, and
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
• Working with the College President and Associate Vice
Chancellor for Resource Development to develop philanthropic
priorities and lead fundraising efforts for the ongoing
sustainability of the Harris Center for the Arts.
• Providing leadership and direction for a new campaign for the
Harris Center of the Arts to increase overall philanthropic and
corporate giving to support operations, Harris Center Presents
events and arts education programming. Ensuring success of the
campaign by keeping it on schedule and meeting financial targets
and working with an external campaign consultant.
• Creating and implementing an annual strategic fundraising
plan, including annual goals and strategies to meet them.
• Cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors,
including current and prospective members and volunteers.
Increasing annual giving, such as annual membership and
sponsorships, including working with donor groups such as members,
volunteers and faculty and staff.
• Working closely with colleagues to identify prospects and
existing members and donors who have a passion for the Harris
Center for the Arts.
• Planning, organizing, and executing cultivation and
stewardship events at the Harris Center for the Arts.
• Growing the prospect portfolio and increasing the number of
proposals in the pipeline and ensuring that donors are asked for
appropriate gifts and their gifts meet the strategic needs of the
Harris Center, College and District.
• Collaborating with colleagues across the College and District
on legacy events, annual fund campaigns, donor giving days,
• Working in collaboration with contract staff to help achieve
department goals, support their personal growth and fundraising
expertise and ensuring that tasks are appropriately divided to
allow for maximum major gifts fundraising by the Director.
• Collaborating with the external management company for HCA on
events, sponsorships and membership activities.
• Identifying, cultivating and soliciting planned giving donors
and managing the legacy society.
• Working with volunteers to establish trust, respect, and
rapport to engage them in raising funds and awareness from their
personal connections and the community.
• Maintaining effective relationships and responsible
stewardship with existing and prospective donors.
• Building and maintaining effective and persuasive
communication strategies and tools for the various donor
• Managing multiple projects and working under pressure of
timelines to meet deadlines.
• Gathering and analyzing data to ensure effective operations
and preparing reports.
• Utilizing current technology; the department currently uses
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Raiser’s Edge.
• Using Raiser’s Edge to record contacts with donors, members
and ticket holders and maintaining accurate and timely records for
donor and member stewardship, reporting, and moving donors up in
their giving levels.
• Maintaining ethical standards appropriate for the position,
including a respect for confidentiality of donor information.
• Attending performances and events as needed.
• Working flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, when
• Performing other duties as assigned.
• Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited
• Have three years of professional fundraising experience with
demonstrated success at achieving fundraising goals, including
major gifts fundraising.
• Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity
to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic,
cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and
ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those
with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences
in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an
inclusive educational and employment environment.
Applicant must meet the minimum qualifications of a faculty
discipline at the college. To review the minimum qualifications for
faculty disciplines, refer to Minimum Qualifications for Faculty
and Administrators’ in California Community Colleges which can be
found at the California Community Colleges website then “Minimum