Philanthropy Manager

Hartnell College Foundation

Filing Date: January 7, 2020


Under the general direction of the Director of Philanthropy, the Philanthropy Manager provides support and fundraising expertise for the development related activities of the college. This will include, but is not limited to, leading and executing special events, creating annual appeals, leading employee giving, and strategizing activities related to donor relations, alumni engagement, and stewardship.


  • Work with senior leadership to develop strategies and implement tactics that will successfully increase philanthropic support from key constituencies including events, alumni, and major donors.
  • Provide leadership and coordination for special events
  • Provide staffing support to event committees or councils and work in partnership to develop strategies and implement tactics that will successfully increase philanthropic support from key constituencies for three annual events.
  • Develop strategies for and manage the annual fund including setting goals, overseeing coordination of annual appeals and other types of solicitations.
  • Develop an alumni component of the Advancement operation considering available resources. Includes areas such as alumni database, alumni fund. Works closely with alumni and faculty in planning activities and programs. Maintains communications with alumni, encouraging long-term relations
  • Initiate opportunities for faculty, administrators, and deans to interact with corporate and foundation prospects and interpret corporate and foundation interests to university constituencies
  • Develop strategies and implement innovative projects to enhance and grow scholarship support
  • In partnership with the Foundation, monitor grant proposal deadlines, prepare and edit proposals, and manage proposal submissions and progress and final reports.
  • Assist in the production of college area marketing materials for the College and Foundation, i.e. annual appeal, articles in weekly President’s Report and Annual Report to the Community, press releases, and bi-annual arts and culture calendar
  • Assist with Advancement operations at all levels including formation and information for donor records and database


  • Fundraising, donor and volunteer relations, special event experience, marketing and computer skills are necessary
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills essential
  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for obtaining information about the giving programs of corporations and foundations
  • Demonstrated record of success in generating significant commitments from corporations, foundations, including knowledge of identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills including ability to write and speak persuasively about the institution
  • Familiarity with advancement operations, including database, policies
  • Experience in planning and managing special events and fundraising activities
  • Perform duties with attention to detail and accuracy


  • Create budgets and work within their parameters
  • Work evenings and weekends, and open to travel opportunities
  • Develop excellent relations with donors and volunteers and the campus community including identification and use of resources from the above groups
  • Be self-motivated and disciplined to regularly set and achieve work goals
  • Represent the College to external constituents and work effectively with internal constituents across the campus
  • Maintain a positive, productive attitude at all times
  • Exercise good judgment, discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Establish work priorities, problem solve and work independently
  • Maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances
  • Take primary responsibility for diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision


  • Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 3-5 years of increasingly responsible development, event coordination, or project management experience
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising or project management
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Strong computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability in grant and proposal writing
  • Demonstrated ability to write well and communicate effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship management


Full-time position. Salary range $59,000-$65,000 annually. Health benefits, 8 hours per month of sick leave, based on a 40-hour work week and 80 hours paid vacation annually.

Please send resume and cover letter to Hartnell College Foundation attn: Terri Ugale at (831-755-6810) by February 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews.

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