Major Gift Officer, COE

Philadelphia, USA, Pennsylvania
Feb 01, 2018
Temple University
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Institutional Advancement for the College of Education (COE), the Major Gift Officer will successfully manage a portfolio of approximately 150 - 200 major and leadership gift prospects and will qualify, cultivate, solicit, close, manage and steward gifts primarily between $50,000 and $250,000. The Major Gifts Officer will develop strong relationships through qualification and cultivation meetings which build toward effective solicitation of alumni and friends at or above their rated giving level. The Major Gift Officer will work in conjunction with the Office of Prospect Research to identify prospects for fundraising and to recruit alumni leaders and volunteers to serve on boards and committees. The Major Gift Officer will craft effective, persuasive, and professional written proposals and other materials for the securing of gifts. The Major Gifts Officer will work in conjunction with the office of Planned Giving to market and secure planned gifts on behalf of the College.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and at least 5 years of successful, progressive non-profit fundraising experience, or related experience in other sectors, with demonstrated success developing and sustaining relationships with key donors/prospects, clients, volunteer leadership, and senior staff. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

* Ability to manage an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects, identify and qualify prospects, engage and cultivate current and prospective donors, directly solicit donors for major and other gifts, and steward donors.

* Demonstrated ability to raise and close $50,000 + gifts.

* Demonstrated ability to execute objectives and goals aligned to the mission of a complex, urban university and the ability to persuasively represent its goals to multiple constituents.

* Well organized with the ability to handle multiple priorities, high capacity to work effectively as part of a team and an understanding of how to utilize relational databases and computer systems.

* A self-starter with the ability to take action proactively and use persistence and creativity to overcome difficulties that arise in pursuit of a goal.

* Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to write persuasive development proposals.

*Ability to travel and work evening and weekend hours.

*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. To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University's Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

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