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Vacancy ID S2217 Job Title LEADERSHIP ANNUAL GIVING OFFICER Department Individual Giving School/Parent Organization College Relations and Advancement Parent Org Division College Relations and Advancement Division Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Anticipated start date 02/05/2018 If temporary, expected end date Hours per week 37.5 Weeks Per Year 52.2 Normal Start Time 8:30 AM Normal End Time 5:00 PM Position/Job Summary
Ithaca College is seeking two Leadership Annual Giving Officers, front-line fundraising professionals responsible for the management of a pool of prospects, comprising alumni, parents and friends, with the giving potential of $25,000-$99,999. Prospect management includes qualification of new prospects, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors. Prospect relationships are developed around donor interests and college priorities. The Leadership Annual Giving Officers travel extensively to develop and strengthen prospect relationships with the goal of transitioning them into major gift portfolios. Responsibilities also include development of written annual work plans, performance goals, and preparation of reports on activities. The Leadership Annual Giving Officers are responsible for ensuring the integrity of information in the college's Advance database relevant to assigned prospects, including visit reports, stages, strategies and tasks. Participate in a broad range of events on and off campus having a strategic impact on the success of the major gifts program and individual prospect relationships. The Leadership Annual Giving Officers work collaboratively with other staff in College Relations and Advancement, and college faculty and staff.
Position/Job Responsibilities
1. Manage a pool of leadership gift prospects with giving capacity of $25,000-$99,999.

2. Responsibilities include qualification of identified prospects to build portfolio, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

3. In conjunction with the Assistant Vice President, establish prospect management goals for visits and solicitations. Travel regularly to develop and strengthen prospect relationships.

4. Solicit and close gifts at the leadership gift level ($1,000) or higher. Responsibilities include development of strategy, preparation of proposals and materials, solicitation, closing and stewardship, including written documentation for accurate gift recording and use, acknowledgements and reporting.

5. Work with college partners, including the College Relations and Advancement team, academic leaders, faculty, and senior executives to develop meaningful engagement opportunities for leadership gift prospects.

6. Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

7. Maintain active management strategies for all prospects and ensure thorough and accurate recoding of reports on all visits and other prospect activity.

8. Assist in the management of gift efforts for milestone class reunions.

9. Participate in a wide range of events on and off campus and effectively engage prospects with events in strategic ways, including Alumni Weekend, campus visits, commencement, dedications, recognition events, regional programs and more.

10. Assist in the recruitment, training, and management of volunteers for the various opportunities (for example: peer-to-peer solicitation efforts). Work with volunteers on special initiatives.
Position/Job Qualifications
Bachelor's degree and three years directly related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience; strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment; a strong commitment to higher education; demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships, including gift solicitation; experience working with volunteers and a proven track record of collaboration in a team environment; the ability to speak credibly about higher education and IC's mission and vision; ability to develop relationships with high net worth individuals in a broad range of professions; ability to travel extensively and attend college functions during and after normal business hours; deep personal integrity and strong work ethic are required. An understanding of major gifts and campaign funds are preferred.
EEO Statement
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume, cover letter and list of three professional references. Preference will be given to applications received by January 5, 2018. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.
Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position Department description College Description
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at
Market Hiring Range $65,500 - $70,500 FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes

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      Posted: 2/28/2018
      Application Due: 3/27/2018
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