Community Foundation Announces Search for Donor Engagement Officer

September 05, 2023

The Donor Engagement Officer is responsible for cultivating and soliciting new donors. This position will manage a portfolio of donors and is required to meet metrics as determined by the Director of Major and Planned Giving. The focus of this role will be bringing new donors into the Foundation, including outreach to all areas of Hancock County. Other responsibilities include outreach and donor engagement with various initiatives as assigned. This is a part-time position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Donor Cultivation:
    • Identify potential new donors for the purpose of attracting new funds to The Community Foundation.
    • Work with current donors to grow their involvement with The Community Foundation by creating new funds or establishing a planned gift.
    • Manage a portfolio of donors.
    • Provide stewardship to various fund holders.
    • Present to individuals, groups, and organizations to expand awareness of The Community Foundation and educate on philanthropic investment opportunities.
    • Lead outreach efforts in several initiatives. Options include Community Heart & Soul communities, Handbags That Help, a young professionals initiative, Spirit of Giving, and the Acorn Fund and will be determined based on skillset of the selected candidate and needs of the Foundation.
  • Administrative Tasks:
    • Maintain donor contact records in database.
    • Write fund agreements and planned gift declaration documents, with approval from Director of Major and Planned Giving.
    • Serve on special team events or project committees, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • No licensure or certifications required. Fundraising certification and/or CFRE preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline or commensurate experience required.
  • Three to five years of fundraising experience or other relevant experience.
  • Community Foundation experience preferred.


This position has no supervisory responsibility.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to build relationships.
  • Manage committees or groups.
  • Present to individuals and groups.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Organized and accountable.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations must be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position the employee is primarily sedentary and there is minimal physical exertion required. The position requires manual dexterity and repetitive motion, with reasonable accommodation, and clear speech due to extensive oral communication with the public, co-workers, and supervisors.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the majority of the work is performed indoors in a controlled temperature environment, protected from external weather conditions.


Email your resume or any questions to by Tuesday, September 19, 2023.

All are welcome and encouraged to apply. The Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Foundation to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons for all job classifications and administer personnel actions without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.