Major Gift Officer

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San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Major Gift Officer

Job Number: 2018242

Location: San Marcos

Department: VP for University Advancement

Recruitment Type: Open to All

Job Type: Full-Time

Monthly Salary: Commens w/exp

Job Category: Exempt

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required. (Be prepared to bring a certified transcript if called upon for an interview.)
  • Must have previous experience in identifying, cultivating and soliciting prospects and donors.
  • Must have built relationships with prospective donors, and interacted via telephone and in person with donors and prospective donors.
  • Proven record of successful face-to-face individual gift solicitation.
  • Knowledge of research applications, research functions, activities, specialized laboratory equipment, and the ability to interpret research data.
  • Fundraising experience.
  • Work evenings and weekends as needed

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • CFRE certification preferred and a minimum 3-5 years demonstrated successful fundraising experience preferably in higher education (or a comparably complex organization).

    Job Description:
    The Major Gift Officer reports to the Vice President for University Advancement/Executive Director of the Development Foundation. This position will be responsible for fundraising in the College of Science and Engineering.

    The Division of University Advancement encompasses Fundraising, Communications, Advancement Services, Alumni Relations, and External Relations.

    The position has a significant effect on the university's ability to engage current and future donors in a meaningful way and is responsible for enhancing the university's ability to identify, establish, create and maintain strong relationships with donors.

    This position requires the incumbent to travel and to cultivate donors and potential donors in a wide geographic region. Work venues vary from office, to social events, to presentations, to large and small meetings and interactions with individuals, involving a variety of environments.

    This position will be located in San Marcos; however, it will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals, foundations and corporations to generate major gifts to support the mission and programs of Texas State University and to develop networks of constituencies; to create a “donor-focused” culture of giving among the stakeholders for the College of Science and Engineering.

    Responsible for generating gift income and increasing the visibility of the university.

    Working to establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships that will result in funding for the immediate and long-term goals of the university.

    This position provides the expertise to advance the university's interests by researching and identifying sources of support, proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals by maintaining strong communications ties with donors and prospects

    Job Duties:
  • Manage a prospect portfolio and identify new prospects to be added to the portfolio. Move the prospects through the stages of identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Conduct 170 face-to-face visits per year with prospects/donors.
  • Present proposals and/or solicitations requesting funds.
  • Establish new endowments and/or produce major gifts.
  • Initiate opportunities for faculty, administrators and deans to interact with prospects/donors and interpret interests to university constituencies.
  • Develop and present highly competitive proposals to prospects/donors for funding.
  • Maintain a high quality stewardship process for active prospects and donors. Ensure that stewardship and reporting requirements are met to sustain successful partnerships by maintaining detailed records of solicitation activities.
  • Collaborate with faculty, deans and prospective donors in research-rich environments to help raise funds to support research activities

    Additional Information to Applicants:

    Job Open Date: 02/14/2018

    Job Close Date:

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Normal Work Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Normal Work Hours Start: 8:00AM

    Normal Work Hours End: 5:00PM

    Posting Notices:

    Legal and Required Notices:
    Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans' status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

    Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

    Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

    Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

    Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions

    For a detailed description of this position and to apply, visit or call (512) 245-2557 or visit our office at 601 University Dr., J.C. Kellam Bldg., Suite 340.

    About Texas State and San Marcos:
    Texas State University is a emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of eight campuses in the Texas State University System and one of the 75 largest universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff

    Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 50,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus add to the charm of the university's picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.

    Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon a criminal history background check.

    Texas State University is a tobacco free campus.

    Texas State University is an EOE and a member of the Texas State University System.

    Related links:
    Apply Online at Texas State University
    Texas State University main webpage
    Summary of Benefits
    Texas State University Human Resources
    San Marcos, Texas Chamber of Commerce





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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/15/2018
    Application Due: 4/16/2018
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