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Community Engagement Officer

Company: Alaska Native Heritage Center
Date Posted: September 14, 2017

Community Engagement Officer

This position is responsible for full range of development activities, including the Annual Giving Program, major gifts, foundation giving, planned giving and for all fund raising support functions, including donor relations, gift administration, research, information technology for development, and constituent records.  A major responsibility will be overseeing the preparation, submission and report of progress and final performance of all corporate, foundation and government grant applications and maintenance of the relationships with funders to ensure that annual fund asks, Membership asks, and foundation asks are timely and well developed. 

The result of you and your teams efforts will be the building and maintaining successful relationships with external organizations including: corporations, individuals, foundations, as well as State and Federal government agencies to promote the Center.  In this capacity, you will meet with foundations and corporations as needed in accordance with grants goals and objectives.  You will be integral in personally thanking individual donors after receipt of gifts.  In addition, you will be providing strategic leadership and management for the Center’s development programming including but not limited to the development of the Center’s yearly plan detailing the strategies and activities for the Center’s fundraising.  You will be maintaining a close working relationship with the President/CEO, Board of Directors, and Development Committee while supporting their efforts in donor cultivation and fundraising. 

Our ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of the not-for-profit world, and the fundraising skills and approaches that are successful in the not-for-profit environment.  You will also need a working knowledge of the foundation world engaged in arts and culture.  A Bachelor’s degree and 8-10 years experience is required with a Masters degree preferred.  You should have experience in annual fund and membership programs, experience in capital campaigns, experience in working with individuals, foundations, and corporations to solicit contributions in support of the Center and its programs.  You should possess strong leadership, management, strategic, analytic and communication skills to direct a results-oriented development program.  You should be a skilled presenter with a strong background in writing. 


The individual we are seeking must possess an in-depth knowledge and appreciation of Alaska Native cultures, language and histories, have strong knowledge of management practices and ability to manage programs, projects and people, have knowledge and demonstrated ability in strategic planning, setting organizational goals and objectives and decision-making, knowledge and skill in managing complex budgets within operational parameters, knowledge of personnel and Human Resource laws, practices and procedures.