Major Gifts Officer
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic organization positioned for growth. The Major Gifts Officer will be essential in building a major gift program at the Foundation and establishing new relationships.
Our mission at the AACC Foundation is to secure and steward private funds to increase access to higher education for our community through student scholarships. Through private philanthropy, the AACC Foundation also seeks to enhance the educational endeavors of the college. We believe every motivated, hard-working student should have the opportunity to attend college and improve his or her life. Donations provide scholarships for our students and helps support Anne Arundel Community College programs.
The Major Gifts Officer is a front-line fundraiser, directly responsible for the identification, cultivation, direct solicitation and stewardship of major donors, driving the effort to secure gifts at the $2,500+ level with a focus on individuals and family foundations. This position will develop and implement strategies for qualifying major gift prospects, cultivating donors and maximizing gifts. The Officer will assist with securing sponsorship funds from individuals and corporations for the Foundation's signature events, and assist with other fundraising efforts as needed in order to meet the organizations fundraising goal.
AACC is an equal opportunity employer who values the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.
Title: Major Gifts Officer
Posted Date: 06/08/2017
Job Category: Staff
Department: Institutional Advancement - HINA
Position Status: Full-Time Staff
Salary Range: $59,179-73,974
- Bachelor's degree or higher required.
- Minimum of three years fundraising or related experience, preferably at an educational institution required.
- Experience qualifying, soliciting, closing and stewarding major gifts required.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite applications required; proficiency with donor database software (Raiser's Edge) preferred.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes local travel to accommodate the needs of the College and Foundation.
- Demonstrate organizational and problem solving skills, including the ability to anticipate needs and issues.
- Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and with attention to accuracy, details and deadlines.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills required, as are excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to engage effectively and tactfully with donor, prospective donors, faculty, staff, administrators, and the public.
Ability to interact with a variety of faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds.
Hours per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae