Donor Cultivation Manager

$45,000 - $52,000 yearly
  • Northwest Indian College
  • 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, USA
  • Nov 02, 2020
Full time Education

Job Description


Donor Cultivation Manager (FT, 12 months)


Opening Date:           November 2, 2020

Review Date:             November 17, 2020

Closing Date:             Open until filled

Start Date:                 As soon as possible

Location:                    Lummi Main Campus

Salary:                        $45,000 to $52,000 Max DOE

The salary placement upon hire is based on the selected candidate's education and relevant work experience as outlined in the job announcement and the established salary schedule for the classification of position to be filled.


Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, this position is primarily responsible for the management/business support of donor cultivation. This position will support the Foundation’s fundraising efforts with operational support, donor/data management systems for tracking and reporting, donor cultivation materials; and assisting with the coordination of tribal “Asks” with the Executive Director.


This position is a key team member of the Development Management Team.  Under the Executive Director, the team practices shared planning and implementation and is responsible for the overall success of the Foundation office.  Each year, the Development Management Team implements the agreed upon goals of the Foundation’s development plan to support the college.  Accomplishment of these goals is integral to the success and evaluation of this position.  The action plan for the Foundation Office is hereby incorporated into this job description and is updated on the same basis as the plan’s adoption.




Donor Systems

  1. Effective management of the donor database, donor records, tracking contributions, reporting, and maintaining accurate mailing lists.
  2. Maintain reports of NWIC, Tribes, government agencies, foundations, corporations and donors.
  3. Assist Executive Director in the distribution of donor funds to appropriate accounts, including scholarships, endowments and programs.
  4. Administrative Support: oversee general operations support, including paying invoices, gathering mail and maintaining office supplies.
  5. Assist the Executive Director to arrange and coordinate meetings, travel and ongoing correspondence with donors.


Donor Cultivation

  1. Actively solicit contributions from tribal communities, annual giving activities, online campaigns and direct mail, and other sponsorships as agreed with the Development Team.
  2. Conduct research on individual, foundation and corporate donors when appropriate to assist ASKS.
  3. Assist the Development Team in developing marketing strategies and materials for fundraising campaigns.
  4. Implement ongoing donor relations updates through the Foundation’s website, email blasts, social media and newsletters.
  5. Assist annual events with the Development team to ensure donor development and cultivation.
  6. Other duties as assigned to support the advancement of the Foundation’s goals to support NWIC.



This position may supervise student mentors and/or interns in accordance with the Foundation’s policies and procedures. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training student employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


QUALIFICATIONS to perform the position successfully:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
  • Ability to work in a team environment to achieve strategic and departmental goals
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with all people
  • Excellent communications and technology skills
  • Ability to organize tasks, information and interactions toward accomplishment of established goals
  • Proven data management and grants management and reporting skills
  • Ability to be a self-starter and sustain a high level of activity with minimal supervision.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with Native Americans in a college setting and/or with a Native American community.


Other Qualifications:

  • Must have a current driver’s license and a driving abstract that meets employer qualifications for insurability.



Interested individuals should submit the following application materials directly to the NWIC Human Resources Office only.


  1. Cover letter addressing how you meet the position qualifications
  2. NWIC Application
  3. NWIC Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) form
  4. Current and complete professional resume
  5. Copies of college transcripts (can submit unofficial copies at time of application)
  6. Three letters of recommendation from persons, who are not members of your immediate family, who have firsthand knowledge of your qualifications for the position
  7. If applicable to the position, provide copies of certificates/licenses/credentials


The job announcement and application forms are available online at or may be requested from and submitted directly to:


Human Resources

Northwest Indian College

2522 Kwina Road

Bellingham, WA 98226-9278

Telephone/Fax:  360.392.4230