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Annual Giving Officer

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Date: 04/11/2018
Posting Number: 2018116
Posting Type: External - Open to All Applicants
Classification (Appropriated) Title Project/Program Specialist
NWACC Position Title: Annual Giving Officer
Position Type: Administrative
Department: College Relations / Development
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA: Exempt
Pay Grade Level: 15C
Pay Rate
Summary of Benefits:
About the College

Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) in Bentonville, Arkansas is a comprehensive, public two-year college that serves and strengthens the community through learning for living. The hallmark of NWACC is its quality of instruction with classes by experts in class sizes that are small providing for highly personalized instruction. NWACC, founded in 1989, is one of the largest and fastest growing two-year colleges in Arkansas with an enrollment of more than 8,000 college credit students and an additional 6,000 student taking non-credit courses throughout the region.

About the Area

The Northwest Arkansas region has attracted people to the area for multiple reasons including the growth of several major corporations, but they settle and stay because of excellent elementary and high schools, family friendly and safe neighborhoods, many child centered events, affordable housing stock in diverse communities, increasing cultural opportunities, an active local food and restaurant scene, and innumerable outdoor activities.

General Description of Position and Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Annual Giving Officer is a member of the development team at NorthWest Arkansas Community College working on behalf of the NWACC Foundation building a long-term base of support through a thoughtful strategic annual giving program including personal solicitation of donors, direct mail, email solicitation, employee campaign, department fundraising and special events.

Required Work Experience

Demonstrated success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors

EEOC Statement

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The college welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Additional Posting Information:

$42,000 to $45,000 commensurate with experience

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree

Minimum of three years in fundraising (annual giving program development and growth preferred) and/or marketing experience with solid understanding of fundraising principles and methodologies

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word; Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge, and QuickBooks preferred.

Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines

Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with customers, clients, general public and other employees of the organization.

Demonstrate professionalism at all times, recognizing that this position can serve as the first impression for visitors or callers to the Foundation.

Exhibit excellent digital and interpersonal communication skills.

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Annual Giving
Develop a comprehensive development plan that focuses on design, implementation and evaluation of the overall annual giving program to increase annual philanthropic resources.

Create and implement strategies that include aggressive and creative direct mail components as well as deployment of new technologies (social media, etc.). This work also demands close collaboration with faculty, staff, and volunteers on various special initiatives to increase annual gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations (typically in the range of $100-$5,000) through identification, cultivation and solicitation.

Conduct annual employee campaign. Work with employee campaign committee to build relationships and affinity for giving from faculty and staff.

Act as a key contact to oversee and provide guidance to departments and student groups seeking to raise funds for their projects or departments.

Identifies, researches, cultivates, and solicits prospective donors within the donor constituency (including alumni, friends, trustees, foundations, corporations, etc.) to contribute to the overall fundraising needs.

Assists with overall event planning, including the solicitation of sponsorships from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

Represents NWACC Foundation at in both internal and external communities; continually builds and fosters partnerships within the community.

Cultivates relationships for the purpose of seeking annual scholarship ($1,000-$5,000) and named endowment scholarship ($10,000+) gifts that are essential for student success at NWACC.

Establishes, tracks and facilitates individual scholarship funds, working with donors and college personnel to ensure proper stewardship of funds.

Communicates recipient information to the appropriate donor upon scholarship recipient selection and acceptance.

Fiscal Responsibilities
Monitors scholarship fund account balances to make sure funding levels are staying at appropriate levels.

Develop annual giving program budget and presents to executive director for consideration and inclusion in annual budget.

Coordinate the creation and delivery of solicitation materials (direct mail, email, social media, etc).

Co-develop solicitation materials, gift proposals, presentations, reports, and other documentations as needed to solicit funding.

Develops and disseminates communication materials such as brochures, special event marketing pieces, and social media.

Database Management
Ensure that all scholarships are listed properly with the scholarship criteria and who established (contact).

Regularly record donor notes and actions.

Perform all functions with a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:
Preferred Qualifications:
Physical Demands/Work Environment

The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

Repetitive motion
Manipulative items with fingers, including keyboarding

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes

Work Hours

8:00 – 4:30

Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Closing Date: 04/25/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript 1
Optional Documents