The College of Saint Rose is a dynamic, comprehensive college of nearly 5,000 students. Located in the city of Albany, the heart of New York State’s Capital District, the College is a private, independent, coeducational institution, sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet. Through a strong liberal education curriculum and progressive academic programs, the College serves traditional students and working professionals in 70 undergraduate and 75 graduate degree and certificate programs.
The College of Saint Rose is an award winning employer. Recently recognized as one of the 2010 “BEST PLACES TO WORK” by the Capital District Business Review, we are also a five-time recipient of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s prestigious ‘GREAT COLLEGES TO WORK FOR” award. Our employees enjoy a close-knit community based on the values of inclusion, honesty, trust, respect, responsibility and the free exchange of ideas.
We are seeking a highly experienced development professional whose passion is to play a key role in achieving the philanthropic goals of The College of Saint Rose. You'll join the dynamic fundraising team in our Office of Institutional Advancement and be responsible for developing a comprehensive major gifts program and the successful execution of securing capital, endowment and operating support for College priorities.
Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, your responsibilities will include:
- Create, implement and oversee a comprehensive and systematic major giving program to identify, cultivate, and solicit donors and prospects capable of giving a gift of $50,000 or more for the College’s institutional priorities.
- Personally manage a portfolio of prospects and attain annual goals.
- Support donor recognition activities and events which have a strategic impact on the success of the major gifts program and fundraising for College-wide priorities.
- Take a leadership role in the development, management and implementation of a comprehensive Campaign.
- Define and oversee the process of cultivating and soliciting major gift donors. In conjunction with members of IA, develop strategies and execute outreach, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activity for new and existing donors. Schedule and conduct cultivation, briefing, solicitation, and stewardship meetings, to attain or exceed donor activity.
- In consultation with VP for IA and other members of IA team, establish measurable goals for contacts, visits, trips, solicitations, new commitments received and dollars raised as part of the major gifts program.
- Manage administrative responsibilities for major gifts program, including timely completion of proposal, pledge and commitment documents; documentation of individual prospect strategies and evaluation of new prospects; stewardship reports; and general correspondence.
- Develop and implement projects/ programs aimed at bring new major donor prospects into the pipeline and through giving cycle; including, but not limited to, high level cultivation programs and events.
- Assists the Vice President with donor/prospects management.
- Perform other responsibilities as identified by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement including participation in strategic and long- range development planning.
We require a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) as well as:
- At least seven years of demonstrated success as a development professional with at least five years of progressively more responsible and measurable experience in major gifts, planned gifts preferably in higher education
- Knowledge and demonstrated experience in campaign management.
- Ability to interact effectively with volunteers, prospects, trustees and the campus community.
- Ability to oversee multiple projects and quickly discern complex and competing interests.
- Intermediate level computer skills using a Windows based operating system, specifically MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet.
- Strong management experience developing and managing sales/ fundraising team.
- Understanding of fundraising best practices and ability to develop, manage and execute a tactical plan.
- Knowledge and/or aptitude using various software packages applicable to the position is essential.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, diplomacy, superb organizational skills and a desire to be part of a dynamic fund raising team.
- Available to manage travel, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, when needed.
- Demonstrated motivational and problem solving capabilities with a high degree of integrity, ethics, and dedication to the mission of the College.
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer superior health and dental benefits, retirement plans through TIAA-CREF, tuition remission for employees and their dependents, and wellness programs including the use of the our fitness center.
For a more detailed description of this opportunity and immediate consideration, open a College of Saint Rose Employment Account by logging on to our website using the following link: www.strose.edu/officesandresources/employment_opportunities 
The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age, national/ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any other condition established by law.