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Annual Giving Officer
Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona
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Date Posted 05/13/2020
Admin-Development and Fund Raising
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Maricopa Summary
Looking for a place to work where you can make a real difference in the lives of over 200,000 college students every year?  Would you like to be part of an organization that adds $7.2 billion dollars to the economy and supports nearly 100,000 jobs in the fastest growing county in the United States?

Come join our team at one of the largest community college systems in the country. Named one of the best mid-sized employers in the nation, which was the only educational institution ranked in Arizona in 2017. In 2018, “The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) has been named No. 19 on Forbes magazine’s first-ever “America’s Best Employers for Women”, ranking MCCCD among 300 employers across the nation. MCCCD is the fourth-highest ranked educational institution and the only Arizona-based employer named on the list.” 2019 Maricopa is named No. 42 in "Arizona's Best Employers".

Many of our campuses have received grant awards through the National Science Foundation to improve undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving institutions program (HSI Program).

Whether you’re teaching, working, or learning Make It Happen At Maricopa!

Classified Benefits
The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is committed to providing you with a competitive, comprehensive benefits program that provides the care you and your family need to lead healthy, productive lives. Our benefits are designed to provide support for every life stage and lifestyle in our community: single, married or in a domestic partnership; with or without children; new to the workforce; or getting ready to retire.

Our benefits package includes:

Medical including Teladoc
Life Insurance
ASRS Retirement
Wellness Programs
Tuition Waiver
Professional Growth Funding
Paid Leave Options
Employee Assistance Programs
Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays
Job Summary
Under the direction of the Chief Development Officer, the Annual Giving Officer will be responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive annual giving program. This will include: direct mail and e-giving, constituent giving programs and personal solicitations. The Officer will advise and participate in the development of short and long-term strategies that support MCC’s philanthropic priorities, increase the number of donors and foster a culture of philanthropy among college constituents.  They must demonstrate a commitment to service excellence, innovation, student success, integrity, and diversity in the performance of job duties.

Essential Functions
65% - Manage a portfolio of 200 prospects; responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects/donors annually to meet annual giving goals. 

15% - Responsible for the design and implementation of an annual giving plan and budget with a focus on enlarging the donor base and retaining philanthropic support by securing gifts from various constituent groups including: alumni, friends, faculty and staff. 

10% - Produce direct mail and e-giving campaigns that effectively communicate the priorities of the college. Collaborate with the development team to develop a brand for the MCC Greatest Need Unrestricted Fund which uniquely makes the case for support from various constituent groups. Work collaboratively with Chief Development Officer to ensure campaign timelines are met and processes are in place for data management and reporting of outcomes.

5% - Provide oversight and analysis of results to ensure metrics are being achieved and to determine effective strategies when the plan needs to be adjusted. Generate reports to communicate results for development staff and campus partners. 

5% - Provide general department support and fundraising counsel, while performing other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in marketing, communications, fundraising, business, management, leadership, mathematics, life science, physical science, English, journalism, history, psychology, or related field and two years of full-time equivalent experience assisting with and/or coordinating various fundraising campaigns and activities.


Associate’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in or related field and four years of full-time equivalent experience assisting with and/or coordinating various fundraising campaigns and activities.


High School Diploma/GED and six years of full-time equivalent experience assisting with and/or coordinating various fundraising campaigns and activities.

Desired Qualifications
1.  Bachelor's Degree or higher  from an regionally accredited institution in marketing, communications or related field.

2.  Three (3) or more years of experience managing comprehensive annual giving campaigns. 

3.  Three (3) or more years of development experience in a direct gift solicitation role. 

4.  Three (3) years of experience working in higher education, nonprofit, and/or foundation settings.

5. Ability to set, track and analyze progress toward goals.

Special Working Conditions
Possession of a valid State of Arizona Class D driver's license is required; must meet minimum standards regarding driving: http://www.maricopa.edu/legal/rmi/vehicle.htm#requirements
Travel to campus during interview/selection process will be at candidate’s own expense
May require numerous evenings or weekends
May require prolonged periods of viewing a computer screen
May be required to lift or carry up to 25 lbs
How to Apply
Applicants must submit a cover letter that details how the applicant meets minimum and desired qualifications.

Applications without a cover letter and do not include detailed employment history information will be incomplete and will not be considered.

Please ensure your resume and cover letter provide the following items:

Clearly illustrate how prior experience, knowledge and education meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this position.
Provide employment history in a month/year format (e.g., 09/07 to 10/11) including job title, job duties, indicate full or part time experience for each position held and name of employer for each position.
Three professional references, preferably current and/or former supervisors. If references are not provided in resume upon application, they will be requested at time of interview.
Posting Close Date
Apply on or before January 27, 2020 to be considered.  Position has been extended through February 3, 2020.  Position has been extended through June 11, 2020.  Applicants who have previously applied to the recruitment #313897 are ineligible to reapply.


EEO Information
Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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