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Philanthropy Officer (Office of Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement)

Company: Maricopa Community College District
Location: Mesa
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Philanthropy Officer (Office of Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement)

Job ID: 319248
Location: Mesa Community College
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Hiring Salary Range

$57,950.00 - $75,335.00/annually DOE



Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday, 7am-6pm

Work Calendar

12 Months

Maricopa Summary

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 year?

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!

About Us

  • 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 country
  • 2020 Healthy Arizona Worksites Program recipient
  • Named 19th Best Employer for Women by Forbes
  • 2019 No. 42 in Arizona's Best Employers

    Campus Statement

    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 world.


    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 applicable)
    • Tuition reimbursement for employees and dependents (if applicable)
    • 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 more
      • Pre-Retirement Events
      • (may forgive the remaining balance on a federal student loan made directly by the U.S. Department of Education after qualifying).
      • 10+ Maricopa Affinity Resource Employee Groups (Celebrates diversity, embraces inclusion, and supports employees, students, and community!)

        Job Summary

        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.

        The Opportunity

        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.

        Essential Functions

        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 prospects.
        • 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 and prospects.
        • Participate as a key member of the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement and attend all department meetings as required.
          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.

          Minimum Qualifications

          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 activities.

          Desired Qualifications

          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 computer monitor.

          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 application.

          Additional materials will not be accepted after the job posting has closed.

          Missing materials or incomplete employment history will not be considered.

          Please ensure your materials clearly provide the following information.
          • Clearly illustrate how prior experience, knowledge and education meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this position.
          • Indicate whether former or current employment is Full-Time or;
          • 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.

            To apply, visit


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