Major Gift Officer, College Of Education
DescriptionReporting 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. Works 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. Works in conjunction with the office of Planned Giving to market and secure planned gifts on behalf of the College.
As part of an established development team, the Major Gift Officer will meet or exceed annual visit, solicitation and dollar goals to be defined each year in their performance development plan and will do so with a high degree of professionalism, initiative, and creativity. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Education:
Bachelor's degree and at least five 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. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and 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.
*Must be 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 interpersonal and relationship building skills with the ability to work in a cooperative manner with a diverse group of internal and external constitutes to achieve collective goals.
*Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to write persuasive development proposals.
*Ability to travel and work evening and weekend hours.
*Experience in a higher education setting.
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.
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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Ritter Hall
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular