Position summary: Oversee a coordinated Development system program that guides prospective donors along a focused fundraising path by strategically linking prospect identification, research, events and data systems in support of the College’s campaign goals.
General purpose: Work closely with the Vice President for Advancement to manage overall operations of the Advancement Division and manage the Campaign Development Communications Officer, Campaign Prospect Researcher, Events Coordinator and Advancement Services to meet the goals of the comprehensive campaign
Major role functions: • Create and maintain an integrated, mutually supportive overall Development operation that is central to the success of the College’s anticipated comprehensive campaign. • As a member of the Campaign Strategy team, this position has an integral role in the overall execution of the College’s campaign and volunteer committees.
Position responsibilities: • Directly manage the work of Advancement Services Department • Work closely with the senior team to ensure coordination of strategies, communication, events and prospect research to prepare for and launch the comprehensive campaign • Personally manage a pool of leadership-level individual donor and/or corporate/foundation prospects; • Represent the division on campus-wide committee meetings as appointed • Assist the Vice President for Advancement in supporting the efforts of the Development Committee, Campaign Steering Committee; Governance Committee and Presidential Advisory Committee • Support the Vice President for Advancement in compiling and creating documents for board of trustee meetings and other volunteer committees • Provide tracking, benchmark reports and projections on campaign and annual revenue • Collaborate with other senior Advancement staff in shaping effective comprehensive strategies to support Campaign priorities • Occasional travel required • Perform other related duties as assigned
Minimum qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in a related field • Seven to ten years of progressively responsible and demonstrably successful experience in staff and program management within comprehensive development programs • Ability to serve as an effective advocate for art and design education • Superior written and verbal communications skills • Attention to detail and deadlines • Collaborative work style in a high-paced work environment • Relevant experience in budget development and management • Proven skills in volunteer engagement and utilization • Ability and willingness to travel and to work during non-routine hours to achieve goals
Preferred qualifications: • Advanced educational degree, particularly in the communications/ marketing area • Development experience specifically with an arts/cultural organization, particularly in a higher educational setting
Reporting to this position: Director of Advancement Services, Campaign Development Communications Officer, Campaign Prospect Researcher, Events Coordinator
Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. (may be adjusted depending on position) • Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal. • Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment. (additional training may be added, SEE: EHS Manager training schedule)
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Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.