East Carolina University, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, is a doctoral institution with an enrollment of over 27,000 students and approximately 4,500 faculty and staff.
Job Description: To provide high quality instruction, research, outreach and engagement programs that enable our students to achieve their career goals and that promote a strong, sustainable future for our region. We provide access to experiential technology-intensive education that meets the needs of our region, state and nation. Our programs are enhanced through student, faculty and staff engagement with business, industry and the community.
Purpose of the Position:
As an officer in the Division of University Advancement at East Carolina University, the Major Gift Officer is responsible for the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts to East Carolina University from individuals and organizations.
Plan, organize, and implement major and planned gift fundraising activities for commitments of $25,000 and above
Target major gift acquisition efforts and expand donor base
Personalization of solicitations.
Participate in the evaluation of major and planned gift prospects
Manage a portfolio of major and planned gift prospects by identifying and implementing appropriate cultivation and solicitation activities
Prepare proposals and presentations for donor prospects, solicit gifts and negotiate gift agreements.
Coordinate the involvement of appropriate boards, administrators, and faculty or staff members in the planning of solicitation strategies.
Coordinate major giving activities with other development strategies such as annual fund and college based development officers.
Plan and/or coordinate special events to recognize and entertain donor and prospects
The Major Gifts Officer will be expected to:
Work with the Director of Prospect Research to develop a program of data-mining to result in increases in prospects reached and dollars raised.
Work with the appropriate University Development officer(s) to develop solicitation strategies for Chancellors' Society level donors.
Work with the Database Administrator to help ensure accuracy in the database.
Work with Gift Records officers to help ensure accurate gift recording, pledge reminder and acknowledgement processes.
Lead, train, mentor and collaborate with team of Major Gift Officers
Work and coordinate with other members of the advancement staff to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Division of University Advancement.
Work collaboratively with the Office of Alumni Relations to develop the most effective and mutually beneficial means of approaching the alumni population.
Strive to develop a workforce that is highly capable, effective, efficient, cooperative, harmonious, team oriented, and keeps the total university picture in the forefront.
Provide appropriate reports and documents of accountability.
Provide dynamic leadership, wise counsel, and effective supervision of staff.
Readily accept the obligation of accountability.
Travel extensively to identify and qualify prospects and conduct prospect and donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
Attend special events and University functions to make contact with prospects and donors
Minimum Qualifications: The Major Gifts Officer will be a fundraising professional who knows and understands the culture, nature, and purpose of development/advancement activities as they apply to the university environment. The Major Gift Officer should possess at a minimum:
A Bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution (Master's preferred)
Three years of experience in conducting successful personal solicitations for major gift fundraising or other related applicable experience
Excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated competence in delivering presentations to individuals or groups.
Ability to interact positively with a wide range of individuals and position levels.
Initiative, innovation, and creativity.
Ability to plan, organize, implement, oversee, and coordinate multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Integrity, sincerity, and the drive for success.
Willing to approach roles and tasks with a commitment to the mission and values of East Carolina University
Special Instructions to Applicants: East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile on-line in order to be considered for the position. Candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
Date Initial Screening Begins: 03-22-2013
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled