Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") seeks a Development Officer who will be responsible for managing all facets of the College's Foundation scholarship program and donor software. This position manages scholarship donor stewardship, identifying areas of needed support, promoting the program to students, and managing the application and review process. The Development Officer is also responsible for managing the donor database and training other staff on the function. This position reports to the Executive Director/CEO of the CBC Foundation.
This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose application has been received by July 8, 2021 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
Establish scholarship funds, both annual and perpetual, in collaboration with development officers and donors; monitor the scholarship program budget and forecast annual funding needs;
Coordinate with volunteer committees who select recipients and communicate with students and faculty to ensure funding is available;
Work with the Foundation team to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward relationships with new and existing prospects for scholarship donations;
Help identify major areas where scholarship support is needed; participate in annual scholarship appeals to solicit for these areas;
Develop and implement policies and procedures for the scholarship program; evaluate program annually and implement changes as appropriate in collaboration with College staff;
Initiate the preparation of all scholarship program materials including scholarship database preparation and marketing on Foundation and College websites;
Create policies and procedures related to the scholarship and donor database; train development staff on proper use;
Work collaboratively with the College Financial Aid Office, Student Services and other College staff to ensure accuracy and follow-through on all related activities and processes;
In consultation with Foundation staff and Marketing and Communications team, develop an annual marketing plan for scholarships to students, faculty and staff;
Hold student information sessions to advertise scholarship opportunities;
Design, disseminate, collect and review applications and awards scholarships based on recommendations from review committees;
Recruit, train and manage volunteers to review applications and select recipients of scholarships; provide direction to scholarship committees regarding criteria for award of scholarships;
Communicate with scholarship recipients to confirm adherence to conditions of acceptance of their awards;
Coordinate with Foundation staff to honor and recognize donors and their recipients; act as primary coordinator for annual Scholarship Reception recognition event;
Develop donor agreement documents and prepare donor proposals;
Manage all donation processing and prepare subsequent donor communications;
Work with Foundation Accountant to ensure donor software and financial software balance;
Create queries, develop and produce reports related to appeals, events, campaigns and donor base;
Provide technology support and training to Foundation staff on donor software;
Manage Development Office database to ensure that all pertinent information for scholarships, alumni relations and annual fund donors is up to date and accurate;
Assist with coordination and implementation of other Foundation programs, activities and events as requested; and
Perform related work duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
Two (2) years of full-time professional experience working in a fundraising or financial aid environment;
Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint); and
Valid U.S. driver's license or ability to obtain one within two months of hire.
Experience working in a higher education setting;
Experience working in community college fundraising setting;
Familiarity with fundraising software, preferably Raiser's Edge or Raiser's Edge NXT;
Familiarity with scholarship-specific software, preferably Award Management or Award Spring.
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin Co...llege continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.