Pella Area Jobs

Mid-level Giving Officer

Posted: 11/06/2022

Job Description:
Responsible to the Director of Development for strategic execution and management of a comprehensive mid-level giving program, securing increasing levels of annual and multi-year gifts from all constituent groups. Executing on strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors for significant gifts to fund institutional priorities and develop long-term relationships built on a firm understanding of donor's interest, passions and values.

  • In coordination with the Director of Development, establish goals and obtain annual and multi-year support for Central College funding priorities. Responsible for mid-level giving program planning and implementation, which includes engaging affinity groups, other segmented groups, reunion giving and special project fundraising.
  • Responsible for directly soliciting significant gifts for college-wide priorities from both a portfolio of donors and defined groups. Must be a highly energetic professional with the ability to build and cultivate donor relationships that will lead to closing gifts for the college. 
  • Responsible for growing donor pipeline from annual to major gifts, which includes making qualifying calls as a member of the development team.
  • Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle from initiating contacts, developing cultivation strategies, meeting with assigned donors, soliciting and closing gifts, and collaborating on stewardship.
  • Complete contact reports and other administrative responsibilities in a timely manner, utilizing support staff when appropriate. Plan and execute primarily local, statewide travel in a cost-efficient manner, maximizing visits and outreach efforts.
  • Participate in events such as Homecoming, commencement, and alumni and donor activities.
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, with five or more years of effective experience in fundraising, marketing, higher education or non-profit organizations preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required.
  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of college leadership, align interests with external audiences, and integrate comprehensive strategies in order to meet goals.
  • Interest in and curiosity for all aspects of higher education as a non-profit and a dedication to building relationships with faculty, staff, students, volunteers, alumni, donors and colleagues.
  • Ability to develop rapport quickly and communicate effectively and assertively with a wide variety of personalities.
  • Must be willing to travel.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team.
  • Professional attitude and appearance.
Application Instructions:
Please contact Human Resources with questions by emailing or calling 641-628-5199.