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Development Specialist

Job Description
Red Rocks Community College Foundation
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Job Location: 
Denver Metro
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Job Category: 
Administrative | Development
Job Description: 

The Development Associate plays a central role in providing for all administrative aspects of development and communication activities including the support of the day to day work of the Red Rocks Community College Foundation, which is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to support Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) in its commitment to students, learning, and excellence. The position also supports administrative needs of the RRCC Grant Development Office and the Office of Planning, Institutional Research, and Effectiveness.

Areas of Responsibility

Administrative Support: Serve as first point of contact for the office. Responsible for providing information for scholarship and general inquiries from visitors/students/donors. Manage all administrative needs including, but not limited to, meeting preparation, recording expenses and deposits on checking and savings ledgers, preparing and making bank deposits, filing/historical records management.

Conduct all purchasing in alignment with College or Foundation procedures, photocopying/scanning, preparing invoices/checks for payment, track and reconcile credit card charges, and generate month-end reports including credit card and gift reports.

Make phone calls, arrange meetings, and set up and track training and meeting space.

Data Entry/Management: Conduct all data entry into Foundation donor, scholarship and prospect databases in alignment with data management plan(s). Create data analysis reports for all mailings, and as needed in support of Foundation activities. Engage in ongoing evaluation of data to ensure accuracy. Perform periodic data entry for research and survey projects, assist with the collection of alumni employment information for reporting, track focus group participants and other data collection as needed. Carry-out data related projects as needed.

Fundraising, Program and Event Support: Process donations and prepare acknowledgment letters/donor correspondence. Maintain foundation, corporation, and donor files. Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials and other duties as assigned for fundraising events. Prepare donor solicitation and stewardship materials for distribution. Assist in preparation and delivery of fundraising marketing materials, and in the establishment and maintenance of online fundraising campaigns. Prepare key performance indicator reports for fund raising evaluation activities. Carryout all mailings, execute catering and AV requests, schedule meeting rooms, event set-up, staff periodic and annual events.

Office Support: Collect and collate materials required for proposal writing and reporting. Coordinate grant expenditures as needed with campus departments receiving funding. Support the Director of Grants and Operations as needed.

  • **Required Qualifications:
  • Associate’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Two (2) years general office, customer service, data entry, bookkeeping experience
  • **Preferred Qualifications:
  • Marketing or fundraising experience
  • One-year paid experience in a higher education or non-profit setting
  • Membership in or experience working in diverse communities and supporting the success of students and staff from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in the College
  • **Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Verbal and written communication skills including the ability to give and receive information accurately and present information to individuals
  • Effective interpersonal skills to enable collaborative working relationships with faculty, agency personnel and students
  • Ability to work independently, follow instructions and complete required tasks with limited oversight
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft software applications (i.e., Word, Xcel, Power Point, Outlook)



RRCC offers a range of benefit choices (Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, Life Insurance, Supplemental Retirement Plans, PERA, Disability Benefits, and more). For additional information, please visit the CCCS Employee Benefit Website.

How To Apply

Complete applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday October 03, 2021. To apply for this position, please visit the link below to the complete job announcement.


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