ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE: Located near Los Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887, Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a member of The Claremont Colleges.
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Development, the Director, Parent and Family Giving develops and leads a comprehensive Parent and Family Giving fundraising program to generate significant major gift fundraising from parents, grandparents and families to support the mission and goals of Pomona College. This position works independently and collaborates extensively with colleagues within the Advancement Division and throughout the College on fundraising, volunteer engagement, and communications. The Director, Parent and Family Giving will coordinate a collaborative effort amongst development officers to strategically cultivate, solicit, and steward major and leadership gift parent and family donors.
The Director, Parent and Family Giving will provide strategic vision for and day-to-day management of Pomona's Parent Leadership Council. He/she will develop and implement strategies designed to engage the top parent prospects and move these prospects progressively toward gift goals that are aligned both to the prospects' capacity and interests. The Director, Parent and Family Giving is personally responsible for soliciting and closing major gifts of $100,000 or more and is expected to successfully manage the parent philanthropy team, currently consisting of Assistant director Parent and Family Giving, and a shared administrative assistant.
The Director, Parent and Family Giving will provide vision and leadership of a comprehensive and well-integrated parent and family fundraising program for Pomona College as part of its annual fundraising, and in preparation for the most aspirational, comprehensive capital campaign in the history of the College, while also raising the sustainable level of parent and family giving beyond the campaign.
The Director, Parent and Family Giving must demonstrate familiarity with a variety of the field’s concepts and demonstrate a command of industry standards and procedures. The position requires judgment and ability to act independently to plan and accomplish goals.
The successful candidate will be an inspiring leader and an effective advocate for the value of the liberal arts with all constituents, with particular emphasis on Parents.
ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS: For a full description of the position, please view the job posting on line. Apply online and submit your resume and cover letter.
POMONA COLLEGE REWARDS: Pomona College offers a wide variety of benefits and perks including health, dental, and vision plan options; paid time off; flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits; tuition assistance; fitness and wellness programs; rideshare incentives; and so much more!
Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.