Major Gift Officer

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Posting Information

Posting Information

Posting Number 2019285 Posting/Functional Title Fundraisers University Pay Plan Title Major Gift Officer Location San Marcos Department VP for University Advancement Recruitment Type Open to All Job Type Full-Time Monthly Salary Commensurate with experience Job Category Exempt Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.

•Must have previous experience in identifying, cultivating and soliciting prospects and donors.

•Proven record of successful face-to-face individual gift solicitation.

•Bachelor’s Degree. (Be prepared to bring a certified transcript if called upon for an interview)

•Prior experience working in a research rich environment.

•Campaign fund-raising experience.

Preferred Qualifications

•CFRE certification preferred, and a minimum 3-5 years demonstrated successful fund-raising experience preferably in higher education (or a comparably complex organization).

Job Description

The Major Gifts Officer reports to the Assistant Vice President, University Advancement who reports to the Vice President for University Advancement/ Executive Director of the Development Foundation.

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

This 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 throughout Texas and the country.

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, through travel and other communication tools will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals to generate major gifts to support the mission and programs of Texas State University. This position will develop networks of constituencies and create a “donor focused” culture of giving, thereby generating gift income and increasing the visibility of the university.

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

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 180 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 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.

•Work evenings and weekends as needed.

Additional Information to Applicants

Up to three applicants may be selected from this posting.

Job Open Date 02/27/2019 Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight) 03/27/2019 Open Until Filled No Normal Work Days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Normal Work Hours Start 8:00AM Normal Work Hours End 5:00PM Posting Notices YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO YOUR APPLICATION. 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.

Why work @ Texas State?

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great professional development opportunities: choose from a variety of workshops, training, online learning and even access educational leave opportunities and reimbursement for academic courses
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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  2. Cover Letter
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Posted: 3/8/2019
Application Due: 3/27/2019
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