Occupation Info

Funds Development Administrator

Overview: Funds development administrators plan and coordinate the raising of monies needed for special projects such as non-profit athletic or political events, restoration of historic buildings, improvement of museums, etc. They plan fund raising events, set up foundations for donations & grants.
Duties: They plan and conduct surveys to determine types of persons and organizations likely to contribute money to a project such as restoration of buildings, new buildings, political events, etc.

They make estimates of the amount of time and resources needed to raise a given amount of money. They report findings to the executive of the fund raising project.

They design and implement fund raising plans by contracting for services such as advertising, printed materials and temporary workforce needed to contact potential donators.

They confer with executives during project planning phases to identify project characteristics and project ammouncement strategy that would motivate contributions.

Degree(s): A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration 
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing) 
Job Outlook: Employment of funds development administrator is expected to grow as fast as average through 2018 due to continuing need for funds for universities, hospitals, churches, and charitable organizations.
Salary Range (National Average): $28,000 to $34,000
Education Level: Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.
Additional Training/Education: A bachelor's degree in communications is the appropriate educational background to prepare for this occupation. However, other liberal arts majors in sociology, business administration, psychology, etc. can also qualify you for this occupation. Courses in journalism, communications media, advertising, accounting, statistics and economics will strengthen your qualifications.
Recommended Skills:
  • Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Paying attention to what other people are saying, and taking time to understand the points being made.
  • Allocating and budgeting your time for different tasks so that things get done when needed.
  • Being aware of the reactions of others, and understanding why they react the way they do.
  • Persuading, encouraging and motivating others to accept your ideas.
  • The ability to understand complex written paragraphs, instructions, or reports.
  • Using logic to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Talking, giving speeches, or speaking in a group to convey information, explain ideas, or give instructions.
  • Composing and communicating your ideas in written form.
Recommended Values:
  • Persuading and influencing others to change their attitudes, behavior, and/or opinions.
  • Having a level of income that will afford you with luxuries, and which will allow you to become financially independent.
  • Being able to decide on how to get something done without significant direction from someone else.
  • Having a routine job where the duties are very predictable and not likely to change over a long period of time.
  • Gaining the respect of others by the nature and/or level of responsibility of your work.

* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .

* For New York salary data information .

* For New York green job information .

Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreementswith other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.

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