Major Gifts Officer, Klein

Job description


The Major Gift Officer for Klein College of Media and Communication, reporting to the Assistant Dean for the College, is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donor prospects ($50,000+) to the College. 

 The Major Gift Officer will secure funds for Klein by managing a portfolio of assigned donors, representing the College and Temple University at large, and establishing connections between donors’ philanthropic interests and the priorities of Klein College of Media and Communications and Temple.   The Major Gift Officer must be a highly energetic, organized, flexible and enthusiastic professional with a track record of closing major gifts of $50K+, and must be comfortable working autonomously, achieving performance-related metric goals, building donor relationships, working collaboratively and strategically with colleagues, and possessing a strong knowledge of the principles, ethics and practices of successful fund raising. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and least five years related experience. Previous experience in account management and business to business sales. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills and Abilities:
•Must have an entrepreneurial spirit and a high motivation to achieve within an ambitious result driven environment with leadership skills for success.
•Must understand the mission of a complex, urban university.
and persuasively represent its goals to multiple constituents.
•Ability to influence, lead, and inspire groups of individuals around shared goals and objectives.
•Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects or assignments simultaneously.
•Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate and work with high wealth individuals.
•Ability to develop and sustain collaborative and supportive relationships with internal and external constituencies.
•Must maintain a positive and constructive attitude.
•Must be able to travel and work evening and weekend hours.
•Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated comfort interacting with a diverse group of individuals both inside and outside of the university.
•Success in developing and sustaining collaborative relationships with key donors, volunteer leadership, senior staff and colleagues.
•Must demonstrate flexibility, creativity, strategic-thinking, and intellectual curiosity.
•Must be willing to take initiative and learn. Preferred:
•Campaign fundraising experience in higher education setting.
This position requires a background check.
Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law. 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.

Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 7/16/2019
Application Due: 10/14/2019
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