Philanthropy Officer (Office of Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement)
Company: Maricopa Community College District
Posted on: November 19, 2023
Philanthropy Officer (Office of Philanthropy & Alumni
Job ID: 319248
Location: Mesa Community College
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Hiring Salary Range
$57,950.00 - $75,335.00/annually DOE
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday, 7am-6pm
Are you looking for a place to work where you can make a real
difference in the lives of over 200,000 college students every
Would you like to be part of an organization that adds $7.2 billion
dollars to the economy and supports nearly 100,000 jobs in the
fastest growing county in the United States?
Whether you're teaching, working, or learning Make It Happen At
Maricopa County Community Colleges!
- Many of our campuses have received grant awards through the to
improve undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving institutions
program (HSI Program).
- Commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity and employee groups
to create an environment of shared governance
- One of the largest community college systems in the
- 2020 Healthy Arizona Worksites Program recipient
- Named 19th Best Employer for Women by Forbes
- 2019 No. 42 in Arizona's Best Employers
At Mesa Community College, diversity, equity, and inclusion are
core values. We honor the contributions of each person and respect
the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,
status, abilities, socioeconomic background, immigrant status,
language, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age,
disability, veteran status, nationality, and intellectual
perspective, enrich the college community. We continuously adapt
and respond to differences with a single focus - to create a
welcoming, safe, equitable, and inclusive environment that ensures
all students and employees have the support and knowledge to
succeed and thrive. MCC is committed to building and sustaining a
workplace that reflects our community and student population. Our
goal is that our students and employees have the knowledge and
skills necessary to excel, lead, navigate, and thrive in a diverse
The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is committed
to providing you with a competitive, comprehensive benefits program
that provides the care you and your family need to lead healthy and
productive lives. Our benefits are designed to provide support for
every life stage and lifestyle in our community.
- 16 paid observed holidays
- ) & 12% Employee Contribution Match (Pension, Long Term
Disability, and Health Insurance)
- Paid vacation, sick, and personal time (if applicable)
- Maricopa Employee Store: Perks & Gears (exclusive discounts and
offers for Maricopa Community Colleges faculty and staff)
- $4,000 Annual professional development growth funding (if
- Tuition reimbursement for employees and dependents (if
- Flexible work schedules
- Maricopa Employee Health & Wellness Program:
- Sight-On-Site Eye Care Services
- Diabetes Empowerment Education Program
- Mobile On-site Mammography Screenings
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Wondr online program that teaches clinically-proven, healthy
habits that lead to less stress, better sleep, weight loss, and
- Pre-Retirement Events
- (may forgive the remaining balance on a federal student loan
made directly by the U.S. Department of Education after
- 10+ Maricopa Affinity Resource Employee Groups (Celebrates
diversity, embraces inclusion, and supports employees, students,
Who we are
Our team is varied - fundraisers, designers, scholars, database
wizards, inventors, volunteers - and each member brings a different
perspective to our vision. Regardless of background, we share a
mission that we can help; that quality higher education should be
accessible - no matter from where one comes.
Mesa Community College seeks an intellectually curious,
entrepreneurial, and collaborative individual to serve as its
Philanthropy Officer. Reporting to the Chief Philanthropy Officer,
the Philanthropy Officer will design and execute strategies to
meaningfully engage the next generation of philanthropists capable
of making gifts to the College. The Philanthropy Officer will be a
mission-driven, relationship-and results-oriented fundraiser with a
growth mindset and strong work ethic. They will ideate and execute
on key annual giving appeals, and collaborate with colleagues
throughout the campus community. The Philanthropy Officer will
serve at an exciting time as the College prepares to launch a
fundraising campaign to make its highest aspirations possible.
What you'll do
- As an external fundraiser, identify, cultivate and solicit
donors securing philanthropic investments primarily in the
$1,000-$25,000 range. This includes discovery of new
- Develop a cultivation and solicitation strategy for a portfolio
of 200 donors and prospects and enter call reports for each
completed action in a timely manner.
- Foster collaborative relationships with the campus community
along with the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation by
coordinating joint engagement and solicitation efforts.
- Coordinate select annual giving appeals under the direction of
the Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement Officer.
- Prepare high-quality proposals and correspondence for donors
- Participate as a key member of the Office of Philanthropy and
Alumni Engagement and attend all department meetings as
Other duties as assigned; this class specification represents only
the core areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments
will vary depending on the needs of the department.
Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in
marketing, communications or related field and two years of
experience assisting with and/or coordinating various fundraising
campaigns and activities.
Associate's Degree from a regionally accredited institution and
four years of experience assisting with and/or coordinating various
fundraising campaigns and activities.
High School Diploma/GED and six years of experience assisting with
and/or coordinating various fundraising campaigns and
A. Bachelor's Degree or higher from a regionally accredited
institution in marketing, communications or related field.
B. One (1) or more years of experience soliciting gifts.
C. Knowledge of the philanthropic landscape & process.
D. Experience using Raiser's Edge and/or a CRM system.
Special Working Conditions
Possession of a valid State of Arizona Class D driver's license is
required; must meet minimum standards regarding driving:
May be required to work evenings and weekends.
May be required to sit for a prolonged periods of time; viewing a
Position may be eligible for a combination of onsite and work from
home options, which will be determined after hire.
May be required to work at multiple sites or locations.
Travel to campus during interview/selection process will be at
candidate's own expense.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume showing
how the applicant meets the minimum and desired qualifications. All
minimum requirements must be met at the time of the
Additional materials will not be accepted after the job posting has
Missing materials or incomplete employment history will not be
Please ensure your materials clearly provide the following
- Clearly illustrate how prior experience, knowledge and
education meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this
- Indicate whether former or current employment is Full-Time
- Part-Time employment, to include Adjunct or Associate Professor
(must include number of hours worked, contact hours or load)
- Provide employment history in a month/year format (e.g., 09/07
to 10/11) including job title, job duties, for each position held
and name of employer for each position.
- Three professional references, preferably current and/or former
supervisors. If references are not provided in resume upon
application, they will be requested at time of interview.
Applicants who currently work for any of the MCCCD
campuses/locations should utilize their HCM Employee Self Service
page to apply for jobs by logging in to HCM and clicking on
Navigator / Menu / Self Service / Recruiting / Careers. Click on
for instructions on how to apply. Applicants who are not currently
working for any of the MCCCD locations should apply at .
If you encounter a technical issue in the upload of documents or
the submission of your application, please contact MCC Human
Resources at prior to the application deadline. We are accessible
on business days from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Arizona time.
Posting Close Date
Open until filled
First Review, October 16, 2023
Applications received after the review date may not be screened
EEO, Title IX, & Clery Act
Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not
discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or
education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse),
age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, states: "No person in
the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from
participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to
discrimination under any education program or activity receiving
Federal financial assistance."
The policy of the MCCCD is to provide an educational, employment,
and business environment free of gender discrimination. Incidents
of misconduct should be reported to the college Title IX
Coordinator, as outlined in policy, contact information is
available at this link Title IX Coordinators.
The Clery Act is a Federal law requiring United States Colleges and
Universities to disclose information about crime on and around
their campuses. Crime reporting data for each of the Maricopa
Community Colleges, as required under the Clery Act, is available
at this link Clery Act.
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