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Family Giving Development Associate Pomona College

  • Full Time
  • Claremont, CA
  • 70000-80000 USD / Year
  • Salary: 70000-80000

Pomona College

Another Source’s client, Pomona College, is recruiting a Family Giving Development Associate to join their Advancement team. This is a great position to take your fundraising career to the next level and enhance your major gifts experience.  You will work a hybrid schedule of three days on site and two days remote in Pomona, CA.   (This position is internally titled: Assistant Director of Family Giving)


Here’s a little bit about Pomona College and the position they are recruiting for:

Pomona College, a private liberal arts college in Claremont, California, was established in 1887. A premier liberal arts college, Pomona is a close-knit and diverse community of accomplished scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs, and artists who are passionate about making a difference in the world. As the founding member of The Claremont Colleges, a unique consortium of seven colleges and graduate schools, we offer both the advantages of a small liberal arts college and the resources of a large university.


Learn more about Pomona College:
What you will be doing:

Reporting to the Director of Family Giving, the Development Associate assists and supports a comprehensive Family Giving fundraising program to generate significant major gift fundraising from parents, grandparents and families to support the mission and goals of Pomona College. In this role, you will serve as a key member of the Office of Advancement and assist the Director of Family Giving to qualify, cultivate and solicit annual and major gifts. You will support and assist in the day-to-day management of Pomona’s Family Leadership Council and be responsible for soliciting and closing major gifts of $50,000 or more. You will also manage a portfolio of 125+ active family prospects with the capacity to make $50,000+ gifts.


The anticipated yearly salary range for this position is: $70,000 – $88,000.


How you will be spending your time:

Assist in the implementation of a comprehensive development plan to increase philanthropic support from highly-rated parent prospects.
Experience recruiting and managing volunteer relationships.
Develop effective fundraising strategies in coordination and collaboration with Director of Family Giving and members of the Pomona Advancement team.
Work independently and creatively to match donor interests with institutional priorities and develop funding proposals and negotiate and structure gifts.
Collaborate will all Pomona Advancement Partners to support the successful achievement of annual and campaign development goals: strategically coordinate strategies for major gift solicitations; actively involve the college administration, department heads, faculty, and key volunteers in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation process, as appropriate.
In partnership with Director of Family Giving, consult on relevant programming for families during college events, including Orientation, Family Weekend and Commencement, as well as lectures, symposiums and other events.
Attend campus activities such as lectures, symposia and other events to foster strong relationships with families that result in philanthropic contributions; serve as a resource, advocate, and spokesperson for advancement programs at Pomona.
Support the Director of Family Giving in working with college partners to improve prospect relationships with the College through enhanced parent-related web pages, social media, and other forms of communications, with special emphasis on messaging to parents about giving.
Support the Director of Family Giving in collaborating with the Office of Communications and Advancement Communications on articles and production of the parent e-newsletter, as well content for parents’ Website and social media strategies for other virtual community building vehicles (Facebook®, twitter®, etc.)
Prepare briefing and training materials for Family Leadership Council activities, as assigned.
Travel regularly for donor cultivation, along with meetings and events.
What you will bring:

Bachelor’s degree is required.
A minimum of three years of professional work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and fundraising experience required with a proven record of accomplishment and taking initiative.  Relevant corporate, non-profit leadership, or military experience may be substituted for fundraising experience.
Ability to build strong relationships with prospects, donors, volunteers, as well as faculty, staff and administrators.
Experience in promoting and coordinating the involvement of volunteers.
Deploy professional skills in fundraising, family relations, alumni relations, annual giving, and related knowledge of the advancement field, in collaboration with colleagues, to best promote the College’s strategic interests.
Demonstrate effectiveness and clarity of verbal and written communication with excellent interpersonal communication facilitate, motivate and inspire a diverse group families, alumni, volunteers and stakeholders from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Able to handle multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and work both independently and as a collaborative member of the College in support of the College’s strategic vision and the division’s annual goals with a high standard of integrity and ethics.
Must understand and communicate the mission and history of the College’s liberal arts environment.
A proven track record of success in personally qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts from alumni, parents and individuals.
A high level of comfort and effectiveness working with high-net-worth individuals and corporate business leaders, domestically and internationally.
Strong record of accomplishment soliciting major gifts ($50,000 and above) from individual donors and directing major gifts.
Intellectual curiosity and commitment to the goals of a liberal arts education essential, as is the ability to articulate the case for support.
Prefered Qualifications:

Experience fundraising from families and parents is desired.
Demonstrated fundraising experience at an academic institution is desirable.
A preference for direct knowledge of top-tier development programs.
A preference for direct knowledge of successful fundraising practices.
What’s in it for you:

Pomona College offers a comprehensive benefits package for fulltime staff including:


Retirement Benefits
Learn more about the benefits here:


Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination:


Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer. The College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable state and federal laws on the matter. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care leave status, veteran’s status, or any other category described in Pomona College’s Nondiscrimination Policy or protected by law.


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