Leadership Giving Officer

California College of the Arts
Posted: May 17, 2017
Location: California, United States
Position: Fundraising
Field: Academic centers, Arts
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Website: http://cca.edu
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Category: Capital campaigns, Major gifts
Employment Level: Full-time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with California College of the Arts in the search for a Leadership Giving Officer.

The Leadership Giving Officer will work as a key fundraiser on the major gifts team to expand leadership giving through individual donor contributions to annual fund programs and capital campaigns. This position works independently as well as in partnership with Advancement staff and a variety of CCA community members to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors to the college. Primary goals are to drive expanded giving to help launch a major capital campaign while ensuring that annual fund giving is sustained.

At CCA, the opportunities for philanthropy are immense. An innovative and bold candidate will help curate vital fundraising streams for new programs and initiatives at CCA, working alongside leadership volunteers and academic heads who are eager to partner with Advancement to achieve their goals. As the excitement builds within the Bay Area art and design community around CCA's ambitious plans, the Leadership Giving Officer will be instrumental in engaging new donors and prospects with the college, developing lasting connections. 

Established in 1907, CCA is home to an energetic and productive community of artists, architects, designers, writers, curators, and scholars. The college offers 28 programs in four disciplines: fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. CCA enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduate and 450 graduate degree-seeking students, employs more than 500 faculty and 250 staff, and boasts more than 18,000 alumni. California College of the Arts is recognized as an elite institution within the arts world. This year, U.S. News & World Report named CCA’s graduate programs in its top 15 rankings for Fine Arts, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Painting/Drawing, Photography, and Sculpture.

CCA is known for its broad interdisciplinary programs in art, design, architecture, and writing. CCA confers a variety of degrees including a bachelor of architecture, bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, master of architecture, master of business administration in design strategy, master of arts, and master of fine arts degrees.

Since its founding, CCA has been a premier choice for young people who believe that creative work can positively and powerfully affect our world, that the Arts and Humanities teach us how to describe experience, how to evaluate it, and how to imagine its liberating transformation. CCA students, faculty, and alumni understand the role of artists, designers, architects, and writers in solving social, cultural, environmental, and economic issues.

A Bachelor of Arts or related degree is required for this position as is at least 5 years of major gift fundraising experience with a demonstrated track record of closing gifts of $25,000 and above. A Master’s degree is preferred.

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.

To apply for this position, visit: https://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com/opportunities/245