Human Resources

Regional Advancement Officer

March 11, 2014

Alma College is seeking two (2) Regional Advancement Officers, who will be responsible for planning and implementing a program of cultivation and solicitation for individual major gift prospects while advancing Alma College’s mission. Teamwork is a priority.

These positions will receive supervision from the Vice President for Advancement. 

Essential Functions   

  • Cultivate and develop constituent relationships by making phone calls to identify, qualify, and solicit 250 steward, alumni, parents, grads, businesses and secure gifts for the next campaign
    • Major gift cultivation and solicitation of assigned prospects within an assigned region $1,000 and above
  • Research foundations and corporations to match campus projects
  • Must be able to relate well to individuals based on the donor-centered institution, to have trust, integrity, an authentic interest in people, the ability to understand philanthropy and to be financially literate
    • Communicate details of events with the president, vice president and other staff members

Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Extensive travel
    • Work evenings and weekends as necessary
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines is essential
    • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Microsoft Word
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Experience in database management
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Knowledge of general office procedures

Preferred Qualifications

    • Five years fundraising experience in higher education
    • Special events experience

Physical Requirements 

    • Travel independently in and out of state via car, airplane or train as necessary
    • Walking
    • Lifting up to 20 pounds
    • Sitting at a desk for up to 8 hours

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, current resume, and the names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to:

 

Melissa McQueen, Administrative Assistant
Alma College
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI.  48801

 

Materials may also be submitted electronically to mcqueenms@alma.edu.

Applications will be accepted until position has been filled.

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.