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Director of Advancement

Employer
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
Nationally competitive executive salary, with generous benefits
Closing date
Aug 17, 2022

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Focus Areas
Education
Job Function
Development / Fundraising
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Bachelors
Willingness to Travel
25 - 50%
Experience Level
Executive
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For the full job description and instructions, please visit https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/blog/director-of-advancement/

 

SUMMARY

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation (CCSF) seeks a full-time Director of Advancement to join a talented team of dedicated professionals and to meaningfully advance the mission of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation with its alumni, partners, and supporters.

The Director of Advancement has primary responsibility for all fundraising and donor stewardship efforts, working to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts from the Coca-Cola system, scholarship alumni, foundations, and other supporters and friends. As a member of the Executive Team, the Director of Advancement reports to and works in close partnership with the President of CCSF and collaborates closely with the Foundation’s alumni relations and communications professionals. The Director of Advancement provides counsel to the Foundation Board of Directors, President, and Alumni Advisory board on fundraising and engagement matters.

As a key member of the CCSF team, this professional works collaboratively and creates and advances strategies that align with the organization’s overall vision, mission, and values. The Director of Advancement must understand the Foundation’s entire operations and extensive network of relationships, while seeking opportunities to collaborate with other team members and improve internal and external processes and outcomes.

As part of our bold strategic goal to reach a total of 10,000 Coke Scholars within 25 years, the Foundation recently launched the initial stages of a $50 million endowment campaign designed to permanently endow the Foundation’s scholarships and related programs, having received $38 million to date from The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola bottlers. The Director of Advancement will partner with the President, Board, and staff to develop and implement the final stages of the endowment campaign, which will mostly target major gifts from the Foundation’s 6000+ member alumni base and from foundations and companies who are connected to the Coca-Cola system.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced development professional with proven fundraising success, and one who has demonstrated experience in leading advancement-related activities such as alumni relations and communications.

Finally, this professional will have primary responsibility for building upon and further instilling a culture of philanthropy and giving across the organization and among the Foundation’s stakeholders.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of Advancement may supervise one or more professionals on our team and will have a number of critical responsibilities, including those outlined below.

IN RELATION TO FUNDRAISING AND ADVANCEMENT:

  • Lead the advancement strategy for CCSF by developing, implementing, and evaluating annual development plans
  • Prepare annual fundraising goals, plans, and budgets in consultation with the President
  • Successfully complete the Foundation’s ongoing endowment campaign, focusing on alumni and foundation giving
  • Manage all strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and relations
  • Identify and manage meaningful relationships with major and leadership giving prospects
  • Design, implement, and manage all fundraising activities including annual banquet sponsorship processes, alumni giving programs, and associated special projects and events
  • Travel to visit with prospects and host regional alumni events
  • Ensure the President is effectively prepared, engaged, and utilized in the overall development strategy
  • Develop annual impact reporting that includes analyses of donor data, including giving trends, direct feedback, and anecdotal requests from donors
  • Monitor the progress of development activities and report results to the President and Board

 

IN RELATION TO STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT:

  • Lead the advancement strategy for CCSF by developing, implementing, and evaluating annual development plans
  • Prepare annual fundraising goals, plans, and budgets in consultation with the President
  • Successfully complete the Foundation’s ongoing endowment campaign, focusing on alumni and foundation giving
  • Manage all strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and relations
  • Identify and manage meaningful relationships with major and leadership giving prospects
  • Partner with the CCSF Alumni Relations Manager to promote alumni engagement and ensure the Alumni Advisory Board and all alumni have the opportunity to engage with the Foundation’s advancement and other strategies
  • Partner with the CCSF Communications Manager to advance an effective major donor communications strategy
  • Serve as a champion of the Foundation’s advancement strategy to staff, the Alumni Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors
  • Lead and collaborate with Foundation staff to develop a culture of philanthropy within CCSF and alumni

 

ABOUT CCSF

Created in 1986, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation amplifies the impact of exceptional leaders through scholarships, lifelong learning, and​ a powerful community of mission-driven changemakers. Jointly funded by Coca-Cola bottlers across the country and The Coca-Cola Company, CCSF is home to the Coca-Cola Scholars Program, the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship program in the United States, and has awarded more than $78 million in scholarships over the course of 34 years.

In addition to identifying, selecting, and supporting 150 extraordinary high school seniors across the country each year, CCSF cultivates an incredible community of 6,600+ program alumni who are service-minded lifelong learners. Scholars of all ages meaningfully connect through unique engagement and leadership development opportunities that open doors for collaboration and giving back.

A uniting force for good on behalf of the Coca-Cola system, CCSF serves as a key philanthropic partner of The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola bottlers throughout the US, and is proud to advance Coca-Cola’s purpose to refresh the world and make a difference.

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