Under the direction of the Executive Director of the RCCD Foundation, is responsible for organizing and implementing the Foundation's community relations and annual giving programs as well as assisting with coordination of Foundation sponsored major events.
Community Relations and Fundraising 1. Assist with the development and implementation of a comprehensive community relations and annual giving program to targeted internal and external audiences including individuals, businesses, and community organizations.
2. Coordinate meetings with and presentations to community groups, service organizations, and individual or business donor prospects regarding District and campus initiatives for the purpose of building the donor pipeline and soliciting contributions.
3. Establish and manage a portfolio of donor prospects through community relations work, for the purpose of cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding annual and major gifts.
4. Adhere to a moves management structure of donor relations and solicitation; track community relations activities and fundraising results for reporting purposes to District and College leadership.
5. Schedule, coordinate, and implement major events sponsored by the RCCD Foundation.
6. Develop concepts and write proposals, articles, event scripts, and/or other written materials related to fundraising and community relations activities.
7. Assist RCCD colleges as appropriate in the development and implementation of fundraising events and fundraising activities.
8. Maintain a strong working knowledge of District and College priorities and initiatives to assist in donor/community relations and fundraising activities.
General 9. Assist with managing content development for the RCCD Foundation website and other electronic/social media tools.
10. Assist with the Foundation Board of Directors as appropriate, through attendance at board and committee meetings and communication with board members about their annual contributions, etc.
11. Participates in District-provided in-service training programs.
12. Maintains a friendly, supportive atmosphere for students, staff, faculty, and the public.
13. Performs other duties, related to the position, as assigned.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in communications, public relations or a related field is required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is desirable. At least three years professional paid experience in fundraising and/or community/public relations in a nonprofit and/or educational setting.
KNOWLEDGE OF: - Basic principles and strategies of fundraising in a nonprofit and/or educational setting; - Metrics and other methods of measuring fundraising and donor relations success; - Strategies for successful cultivation and solicitation of donors; - Special event planning and scheduling; - Community relations strategies.
ABILITY TO: - Create strategies for moves management with donors and prospects; - Communicate effectively with donors and donor prospects regarding District and College priority initiatives; - Organize and carry out multiple assignments; - Effectively communicate with civic/community leaders and organizations; - Prepare effective solicitation and advertising materials; - Maintain a flexible schedule necessary for the management of evening and weekend events.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Candidate must demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff, and the community.
Additional Salary Information: SALARY: Salary grades consist of nine steps. A new employee is normally placed on Step 1 of the grade. Changes in step placement take place on the first day of the first month following the anniversary date of attaining permanent classified employee status until the maximum of the grade is reached.
About Riverside Community College District Foundation
The Riverside Community College District Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1975 to raise and manage private donations that benefit RCCD and its colleges, students, and programs. We accomplish this by building partnerships with alumni, friends, and the business community to explore philanthropic opportunities and inspire giving.
The Riverside Community College District has the distinction of being home to one of the oldest community colleges in California (Riverside City College, est. 1916) and the two newest community colleges in the state (Moreno Valley College and Norco College, est. 1992 as campuses, accredited as colleges in 2010). The District is committed to providing opportunities for personal enrichment and community development through service to students, community members, and business partners throughout Riverside County. It offers more than 100 programs leading to two-year degrees, professional certificates, increased occupational training, and transfer to four-year colleges and universities.