Major Gifts Officer

Arnold, MD
Jun 09, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Position Summary:


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

Required Qualifications:

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

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


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