Foundation Major Gifts Officer
Institution: Edmonds Community College
Location: Washington, United States
Posted: 03/07/2019
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Full-Time



Edmonds Community College Foundation

Major Gifts Officer

Edmonds Community College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.  The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity.  Edmonds Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Edmonds Community College invites all individuals to apply and as an equal opportunity employer, we also encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and groups to apply for this position.


Edmonds CC is a comprehensive, public two-year institution of higher education committed to teaching, learning and community. The college is dedicated  to inclusive excellence and is guided by innovation, equity and inclusion, and a global perspective. Edmonds CC offers Transfer, Professional-Technical, Pre-College (including Adult Basic Education, High School Completion, and English as a Second Language), and Continuing Education programs to approximately 20,000 students each year. The 50-acre campus is just 17 miles north of Seattle in the greater Pacific Northwest. The college is the fourth largest institution in a system of of 34 community and technical colleges in Washington. Edmonds CC has more than 1,500 employees, including 137 full-time faculty and 362 part-time associate faculty. The college serves approximately 10,000 students per quarter, where 39% are students of color, and 13% are international students from more than 60 countries.



The Edmonds Community College Foundation seeks a Major Gift Officer to be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift donors (currently $5,000 and above). This can include the constituents of individuals, faculty/staff/retirees, alumni, organizations, private foundations and businesses/corporations, as assigned by the Edmonds CC Foundation Executive Director. The Major Gift Officer is a pivotal development position on the Foundation team, working collaboratively with all Foundation Executive Director and Development Director in initiating and growing philanthropy for scholarship funds, key fundraising events, and our new STEM campaign. The Major Gift Officer matches college funding priorities and projects with donor interests, builds industry and community partnerships, and provides strategic guidance and support to faculty/staff on fundraising projects as assigned and appropriate to the specific job duties.


This is an exempt position reports  to the Foundation Executive Director.



  • Manages a portfolio of prospective and current donors with measurable outcomes for activities. This includes meeting metrics for qualifying, cultivating and soliciting significant contributions in support of the College's and Foundation's mission and vision.

  • Sets up, facilitates and devises strategies for face–to-face meetings with donors.  Identifies donor philanthropic interests, shares giving opportunities, and closes gifts. Works closely with the Foundation staff to advance donor relationships, drive new/renewed giving, coordinate gift arrangements and documentation, and oversees stewardship of assigned donors.

  • Advises and provides advance preparation for college leadership (e.g. College President, Foundation Executive Director, and college leadership team), volunteers (Foundation Board or committee members), Development Director and other college staff. This includes defining meeting objectives, writing talking points, creating donor proposals, writing donor correspondence, and organizing collateral materials as needed. Adheres to Association of Fundraising Professionals code of ethical conduct.

  • As assigned, may serve as the lead staff for sponsor solicitations  including, but not limited to, the annual Edmonds CC Foundation Gala, Foundation Board committee meetings and the STEM campaign, etc.

  • As assigned, may oversee and implement foundation grant activity including preparing proposals, reports, and correspondence to support targeted college programs or initiatives. Manages relationships with assigned foundation donors.

  • Works with the Development Director as appropriate in response to inquiries and requests for fundraising support for college programs.

  • Maintains accurate and timely records/contact reports of all interactions with donors utilizing fundraising database and other tracking sheets as needed. Analyzes donor data and giving trends as needed to grow contributions.

  • Develops ideas and implements stewardship steps to creatively recognize donors in ways that reflect the Foundation brand and mission.

  • Inspires and maintains positive relationships and communications with Foundation and Advancement colleagues to strengthen donor relationships and philanthropic giving to EdCC.

  • Functions as a resource and supporting team member on Foundation and Advancement events.

  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects, donor meetings and relationships at varying stages,  resolve problems and make decisions.

  • Monitor and adjust giving campaign with use of software programs, fundraising databases and database reports.

  • Foster an environment of inclusive excellence in support of our ethnically and culturally diverse population.

  • Foster workplace excellence and collegial staff and volunteer support.

  • Deepen donors' connection to the institution via philanthropy and other engagement and builds lasting donor relationships with the College.

  • Perform other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor's degree in business, non-profit management, marketing, social sciences or related field. Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

  • Four (4) years of professional level fundraising experience in a higher education institution or non-profit setting. Eight (8) years of experience will be accepted in place of a Bachelor's degree.

  • Demonstrated ability and experience related to equity, inclusion, multicultural and global proficiency.  

Additional Information


Work is generally performed in an office environment. Recurring early/late hours (weekend/early morning/evening meetings).  This position requires the ability to drive and use of a personal vehicle.



Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., including some evenings and weekends.



The annual contract is based on the current administrative/exempt salary schedule, with placement depending on related experience and education.  The salary range is $66,377.52 - $76,677.48 per year. The college provides an outstanding exempt employee benefits package including 24 vacation days per year, a unique study leave benefit, and excellent medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plans.



·         If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work, within three days of hire.

·         Position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.  



Applicants are asked to apply and submit all materials online.

A complete online application includes the following:

  1. Completed online Edmonds CC employment application including the name and phone number and other contact information for at least three (3) professional references.

  2. Uploaded cover letter addressing your experience related to the position.

  3. Uploaded resume of education, work experience, professional certifications, and other relevant achievements (in addition to the online application work history).

  4. Online supplemental questions.

  5. If you are a veteran and wish to be considered for veteran's preference, please scan and attach your DD214, Member-4 form.


To apply, go to and click on Current Job Openings.



Edmonds Community College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470 or email 425-640-1024 and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.


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