Alumni & Donor Relations Coordinator

Alumni & Donor Relations Coordinator

Employer

Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7000

Job Location

Wilmington, NC

Salary/Grade

$3166 to $3583 per month

Benefits

Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Closes: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, November 7, 2022

Expected Work Hours

FT

Employment Type

FT

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education/Training

  • Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree with two years of community or education-based experience
  • Valid NC driver’s license with driving record that is within the parameters set by the college 

 
Minimum Experience

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of public facing, service oriented work and/or volunteerism

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills

  • CFCC alumni preferred
  • Non-profit or higher education administration experience preferred

Position Description

DEFINITION:
This position supports the mission and goals of the Foundation by ensuring the integrity and cultivation of relationships with our alumni, donors, faculty, staff, and students. As a member of the Foundation team, this Coordinator cultivates, solicits, and stewards financial contributions that enhance and significantly impact the students, alumni, donors, and employees at Cape Fear Community College. Work is stated in terms of objectives requiring project planning and judgement.  Assignments may be broad in nature requiring creativity and ingenuity; incumbents may have overall project responsibility and act as a technical authority on assigned projects.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:

  • Receives supervision from the Director of Donor Experience
  • Exercises no supervision.

 

Duties & Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

ESSENTIAL AND OTHER IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS STATEMENTS:
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Alumni Stewardship Functions:

  • Develop and build comprehensive alumni engagement strategy and program for CFCC.
  • Work closely with CFCC alumni to develop outreach opportunities that build awareness among corporations and individuals, with the goal of cultivating existing relationships and developing new relationships with local alumni and businesses.
  • Develop outreach strategy and execute annual plan for alumni outreach.
  • Work closely across college departments to build awareness of the alumni program, benefits, and opportunities.
  • Continuously seek to build new relationships with CFCC alumni, spanning the college's history.
  • Develop creative means for alumni to connect for support, mentorship, and employment opportunities, including the creation of the alumni web portal.
  • Assist students with non-technical scholarship inquiries and/or connect with staff support, to ensure strong Foundation support of students.

Events Functions:

  • Manage and coordinate all cultivation and fundraising events (from small dinners to large community-wide festivals).
  • Work with Director of Donor Experience to invite donors and prospective donors to donor/ student/alumni gatherings.
  • Solicit sponsorships and in-kind donations for all fundraising events.
  • Creatively cultivate prospects through a variety of interactions and personal visits.
  • Provide administrative support for all event-based fundraising activities, including but not limited to: collaborating with the Community Relations department to create rsvp, solicitation, and invitation materials; tracking donations and registrations, event expenses, sponsorship benefits and pledges; and providing post-event analyses.
  • Identify emerging businesses and individual prospects, and design events to cultivate, solicit, and maintain their financial support through exceptional stewardship.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of event attendees.

 
General Expectations:
 

  • Due to the variety of tasks involved in this position, it is critical that this position works with a great deal of independence with sound judgment.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced yet lighthearted working environment is a necessity.
  • Perform support work as assigned including special projects, special reports, responses to inquiries, etc.
  • Participate in Foundation and Wilson Center sponsored activities/events which may require occasional weekend/evening hours.
  • Serve on committees and provide administrative support when necessary.
  • Provide assistance to students.
  • Assist other staff and faculty.
  • Engage in professional development.
  • Assume other administrative duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

Skills/Abilities 

  • Passion for community college education and commitment to the promotion of philanthropy 
  • Excellent and enthusiastic communication skills, mature interpersonal style, and the ability to interact with a diverse range of people
  • Willingness to participate enthusiastically in the life of the school and its local community
  • Proven public speaking experience
  • Strong verbal and writing skills, including a meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to create, organize, and maintain complex systems of administration and reporting
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; self-motivated with the ability to work independently under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Willingness to function as a key member of a small, fast-paced, and high-functioning team in a collaborative environment
  • Knowledge of the four steps of fundraising: identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • The flexibility to travel and work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Ability to respect and maintain donor confidentially
  • Ability to learn and become proficient in Database Management 
  • Use independent judgment in performance of job responsibilities
  • Interpret and apply CFCC goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Communicate clearly and respectfully, both verbally and in writing
  • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
    1. Making observations
    2. Reading and writing
    3. Communicating with others
    4. Operating assigned equipment
    5. Handling varied tasks simultaneously
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following:
    1. Standing or sitting for extended periods of time
    2. Operating assigned equipment
    3. Handling varied tasks simultaneously 
    4. Bending, stooping, climbing, or lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Maintain mental capacity, which allow the capability of:
    1. Making sound decisions
    2. Responding to questions
    3. Demonstrating intellectual capabilities

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
 
Minimum Education/Training

  • Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree with two years of community or education-based experience
  • Valid NC driver’s license with driving record that is within the parameters set by the college 

 
Minimum Experience

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of public facing, service oriented work and/or volunteerism

 
Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills

  • CFCC alumni preferred
  • Non-profit or higher education administration experience preferred

 

Supplemental Information

 

Special Instructions to Applicants

 

  • This position REQUIRES UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS be submitted in addition to the application. Please have these documents ready to upload when applying.
  • Candidates are required to submit OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS for all degrees obtained prior to their first day of work or hire date. If the highest level of education is a High School diploma or equivalent, proof of completion is required.
  • Successful candidates who have obtained their education outside of the US and its territories must have their academic degree(s) validated, at their own expense, by an outside credential evaluation service as equivalent to the Baccalaureate or Master’s degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

How to Apply

Apply online at CFCC Careers Page

Job Post Contact

Anne W. Smith
Director of Human Resources
Cape Fear Community College
411 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
http://cfcc.edu/hr
Phone: 910-362-7028 
Email: asmith@cfcc.edu