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Position: Alumni Relations and Development Officer

Location: Norwalk, Calif. with occasional travel

Posted: 3/3/2022

Position Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Foundation, the Alumni Relations and Development Officer is employed directly by the Cerritos College Foundation and is a vital member of the Foundation team, responsible for building and maintaining relationships with Cerritos College alumni; raising funds through proactive cultivation, solicitation and stewardship; creating targeted fundraising appeals and related communication strategies; and organizing a variety of events and activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works to successfully identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward unrestricted and restricted gifts at all levels, with a primary focus on three- to five-figure contributions.
  • Develops and manages alumni relations’ strategies to increase engagement, affinity, active participation, and financial support of Cerritos College.
  • Develops and manages targeted online and print fundraising campaigns.
  • Collaborates with Foundation and College staff to develop and implement a proactive communication plan for alumni and donors.
  • Creates social media posts, e-newsletters, website content, printed materials, and other collateral.
  • Maintains content on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and other platforms.
  • Plans and coordinates a diverse range of events, both in-person and online, throughout the year.
  • Contacts Cerritos College alumni in person, by phone, mail, e-mail, and social media to gather and share stories and build engagement leading to donor support and increased involvement in College/Foundation activities and initiatives.
  • Coordinates employee giving program and related strategies.
  • Works closely with the Alumni Council to organize events and activities such as days of service, networking events, ambassador opportunities, and other initiatives.
  • Enters relevant information into DonorPerfect database and effectively uses DonorPerfect, LiveAlumni, and Crescendo Interactive for prospect research, strategy development, and data analysis.
  • Responsible for meeting established annual fundraising goals.

Position Requirements, Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of development and alumni relations experience strongly preferred.
  • Self-motivated, focused, and proactive, with strong project management skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience developing content for newsletters, websites, and social media.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with alumni, donors, board members, employees, management, faculty, students, and community members.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Experience in DonorPerfect, Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising database software preferred.
  • Strong organizational and Microsoft Office skills required.

Salary and Benefits
Expected salary range of $75,000-$85,000 annually with generous benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, plus sick leave, vacation, and paid holidays.

Application Process
Please send your resume and cover letter to foundation(at) Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Organization Overview
The Cerritos College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization devoted to raising financial support for Cerritos College, a community college in southeastern Los Angeles County with an annual enrollment of approximately 22,000 students. The Foundation provides vital support for student scholarships and college programs, services, and facility needs. The Foundation has grown rapidly over the past three years; total assets are approximately $11 million.

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