The Major Gift Officer for the College of Science and Technology (CST), reporting to the Assistant Dean for the College, is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donor prospects ($50,000+) to the College. The Major Gift Officer will secure funds for CST by managing a portfolio of assigned donors, representing CST and Temple University at large, and establishing connections between donors philanthropic interests and the priorities of the College of Science and Technology and Temple.
This person must be a highly energetic, organized, flexible and enthusiastic professional with a track record of closing major gifts, comfortable working autonomously, achieving performance-related metric goals, building donor relationships, working collaboratively and strategically with colleagues, and possessing a strong knowledge of the principles, ethics and practices of successful fund raising. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and at least 5 years related experience in account management and business to business sales. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
*Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects or assignments simultaneously.
*Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate and work with high wealth individuals.
*Ability to develop and sustain collaborative and supportive relationships with internal and external constituencies and maintain a positive and constructive attitude.
*Demonstrate flexibility, creativity, strategic-thinking skills, and intellectual curiosity; willingness to take initiative and learn.
*Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal); demonstrated comfort in interacting with a diverse group of individuals both inside and outside of the university.
*Ability to travel and work evening and weekend hours.
Experience in higher education.
This position requires a background check.
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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