The Foundation Development Director position provides high-level professional skills to the Dakota County Technical College Foundation. The focus of this position is to provide leadership for the growth and sustained success of the major giving program(s) and alumni relations program at the DCTC Foundation. The position will identify, cultivate and personally solicit businesses, corporations and individuals with the ability to make significant gifts to the college. It also has the responsibility for the ongoing stewardship of major gift contributors and alumni.
This position is responsible for the planning and implementing a comprehensive fund raising plan with a priority on managing the overall comprehensive fundraising campaign. Components include project management and logistics to cultivate and solicit donations from the corporate community and individuals.
Tactics for fundraising include an annual foundation fundraising event, corporate and community foundation grant solicitations, individual cultivation and fundraising, sponsorships, other significant events, as well as developing an alumni giving base.
Two (2) years of related work experience (examples would include one or more of the following):
Experience in donor cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, grant writing, and/or managing fundraising campaigns
Experience managing programs in the nonprofit sector
Experience establishing and nurturing strong relationships that contribute to program/project success
Experience in developing marketing/communication strategies and campaigns.
General working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
Excellent verbal and written communication
Professional experience in higher education fundraising and major gift fundraising
Experience in writing business plans and proposals
Demonstrated knowledge of current best practices in development, including annual major gift-giving
At Inver Hills, we are dedicated to advancing the power and promise of education. This vision guides our daily work and captures the spirit of our campus. As an Inver Hills student, you will enroll in engaging programs of study in a beautiful campus environment. You can also participate in many fun student clubs and activities, plan for your career or transfer, and learn through service to the larger community. Our goal is to help you realize your peak potential.
Through career exploration and professional preparation, our graduates leave Inver Hills fully prepared to launch their careers or pursue further education at a four-year institution.
The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. For more information on insurance benefits, please visit https://mn.gov/mmb/segip/.
Dakota County Technical College endeavors to serve students within nearby communities, as well as those coming from countries around the world. The majority of students work toward degrees and diplomas in a variety of programs to prepare them for employment. However, the college is also proud of its general education department, whose courses are part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. As members of a student-centered organization, all employees, faculty members and administrators are focused on ways to continuously improve student learning within the college's mission. Along the way, DCTC has become a leader in delivering sustainable technologies, service-learning opportunities, and community engagement into the curricula of most programs.