Major Gift Officer

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 000392
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Working Title Major Gift Officer
Position Designation EHRA Non-Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per Year 12
Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8-5

Hours per week 40
FLSA Status Exempt
Division University Advancement
Department Development (Adm)
Work Location
Salary Range
Primary Purpose of Department

The Office of University Development’s primary purpose is one of service and fund raising. These efforts include working closely with the divisions and departments requiring fundraising for special projects to increase private giving to the University. The Office of University Development is within the division of University Advancement.

Primary Purpose of Position

The Director of Development will identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit gifts from alumni and non-alumni friends to forward the fundraising goals and mission of the university. The Director of Development will develop, manage, and execute prospect strategies to increase donor engagement with a focus on raising gifts of $25k+ from individuals. S/he works collaboratively with and in support of volunteers, other development and advancement staff, and other College representatives to cultivate and solicit donors for college-wide priorities.

Summary of Position Responsibilities

1. Manage a portfolio of 125-150 individuals capable of making commitments of $25k+, develop and maintain strategies for them, including working with volunteers
2. Work collaboratively and maintain a positive relationship and ongoing communication with other school/college/unit/central/regional directors to coordinate assigned prospect activities.
3. Lead or assist, as appropriate, the process for the development of briefings, proposals, materials, and presentations needed to coordinate successful cultivation and solicitation of alumni, parents & friends.
4. Assist in creating a comprehensive strategy and annual operating plans to enhance the University’s visibility and support from the alumni. These include goals, objectives, metrics for success and tactical execution plans that are aligned with University Advancement’s goals and priorities.
5. Responsible for preparing and submitting all requested fundraising-related reports, statistics, and projections.
6. Promote University priorities and image to constituents. Serve as front line staff officer to promote both campus and college goals and objectives. Maintain current knowledge of campus-wide and unit- specific priorities.
7. Maintain stewardship contacts with donors; and convey sensitivity to needs of the donors
8. Assist in staffing the Chancellor and/or Vice Chancellor for University Advancement as requested, for donor-related activities

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree
• Two plus years of experience in major gift fundraising and/or sales
• Proven track record of cultivating, soliciting and closing major gifts preferred, with a documented record of productivity.
• Demonstrated sound judgment, integrity, creativity
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
• Strong work ethic, attention to detail, and the ability to think strategically.
• Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
• Proven history of management of a portfolio of prospects

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

• Master’s Degree preferred

Necessary Certifications/Licenses
Preferred Certifications/Licenses

CFRE certification is preferred

Special Notes to Applicants

The finalist will be subject to a criminal background check.

Posting Open Date 12/18/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Hire Date
If time-limited please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. Where did you learn about this posting?

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents