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Fund Development Officer

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Position Information

Title Fund Development Officer
Location Vallejo, CA
Department TUC Development
Position Number 3D9966
Job Description

The Fund Development Officer plans, implements and manages strategies for cultivation, solicitation and major gifts for the benefit of the University. This position will focus on identifying and evaluating giving potential of major and principal gift prospects through personal visits and engage them in the philanthropic priories that advance and serve TUC’s mission. The Fund Development Officer will plan and implement a new annual fund campaign directed to alumni, employees and community supporters. The Officer will work collaboratively with the Associate Vice President for University Advancement to identify potential donors for major gifts based on developing personal relationships and assessment of alumni data in The Raiser’s Edge. The Fund Development Officer will also research, draft, and write reports, proposals, and grants to secure funding for the University. This position, reporting to the Associate Vice President of Advancement, will have day-to-day responsibility for soliciting funds in support and for the University.

Job Duties

• Plan, organize and direct large-scale fundraising campaigns which include multiple components.
• Make at least 10 substantive contacts per month with an emphasis on quality personal visits.
• Design and implement customized, donor-specific cultivation and solicitation strategies.
• Identify, cultivate, and solicit philanthropic support for the University by developing and maintaining relationships with corporations, foundations, and individuals, which lead to grant proposals, sponsorships, and gifts through face to face personal solicitation visits.
• Develop fundraising strategies and methods or activities to ensure proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship of donors
• Draft/Write proposals for solicitation of individual, corporate, and/or foundation prospects.
• Coordinate the solicitation, receipt and acknowledgement of private gifts to the university and provide oversight for data entry and data maintenance in Raiser’s Edge; wealth research and prospect management.
• Participate in developing campaign materials, case statements, and brochures; evaluate effectiveness of development programs and secure gifts at various levels; generates reports.
• Work closely with Provost, Senior Provost, Deans, and Associate Vice President of Advancement to execute advancement and campaign strategies.
• Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations.
• Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors.
• Work with the Director of Alumni Relations to oversee/manage organization of special events in relation to the Advancement.
• Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising.
• Establish short- and long-term goals for the development effort, including fundraising strategies and building the case for support.
• Implement a thorough donor acknowledgement and stewardship system and maintain consistent contact with major donors

Required Qualifications


• Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree a plus.
• At least three years full time experience in an advancement position, preferably in a university setting.
• At least three years full time experience implementing an annual fund campaign.
• Expertise with Blackbaud products; Raiser’s Edge and NetCommunity preferred.
• Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills.


• Knowledge of development/fundraising concepts, methods, appropriate engagement, solicitation techniques, and regulations.
• Have a progressive, demonstrated, and documented track record of cultivating, managing, and leading major gift campaigns, managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources and demonstrated ability to solicit and secure significant major gifts
• Strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to contribute to the University’s growth and development.
• Possess exceptional relationship building and influencing skills, as well as strong communication skills
• Effectively communicate results of prospect visits with appropriate personnel, including development staff, communications staff, and executive leadership
• Excellent public relations and customer services skills.
• Project management skills.
• Ability to interact with diplomacy and tact amid influential clients and diverse groups.
• Ability to organize, prioritize and manage time effectively.
• Ability to maintain relationships with significant and influential individuals.
• Ability to maintain consistent and meaningful contact with prospects and pre-existing relationships with significant and influential individuals
• Ability to adapt and respond to various situations.
• Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality.
• Occasional weekend and evening work will be necessary.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands


Special Conditions for Eligibility
EEO Statement

Touro College and University System is committed to providing all persons equal opportunity in education and employment, and to ensuring a safe and non-discriminatory educational and work environment in compliance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), the New York State Education Law, and other applicable laws. It is the policy of the College to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment and in the administration of College programs, services, activities, and admissions on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

FLSA Exempt
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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
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  1. Cover Letter