Major Gift Officer
Job DetailsPosition Information Position TitleMajor Gift OfficerAdvertised TitleMajor Gift OfficerLocationTroy, NY CampusSearch NumberS19-01008Full Time/Part TimeFull TimePortfolioDivision of Institute AdvancementBusiness UnitDevelopment OfficeJob Summary
Rensselaer’s Division of Institute Advancement is hiring Major Gifts Officers to cultivate and solicit 150-200 prospects who are capable of making gifts to Rensselaer of $100,000 – $2.49 million. Position requires regular overnight travel. http://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/8375Minimum Qualifications
Candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of experience in fundraising or a related field, or a Master’s degree and three (3) years of fundraising experience. Experience must include a record of cultivation and closing gifts of at least $100,000. We seek collaborators who can apply their proven ability to establish and maintain relationships with major gift prospects and to close gifts.
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Experience in Higher EducationMinimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•Proven ability to establish and maintain relationships with major gift prospects and to close gifts.
•Ability to set priorities while also contributing to team effort in Institute Advancement.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Strong organizational skills
•Ability to deal with very technical information and to translate this information into a product salable to non-technical internal and external people
•Flexibility in dealing with a wide variety of people; ability to process information quickly and accurately
•Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives
•Ability to demonstrate an understanding of Rensselaer and the major initiatives
•Ability to multi-task, handle multiple projects and deadlines
•Ability to work in a team environment
Must be able to travel at least 40 – 50% of time.Additional Information
Rensselaer’s Division of Institute Advancement is hiring Major Gifts Officers to cultivate and solicit 150-200 prospects who are capable of making gifts to Rensselaer of $100,000 – $2.49 million. The Major Gift Officer will be assigned to a portfolio or prospects and will support campus leaders to develop and implement strategies to close gift commitments. Position requires regular overnight travel.Instructions for ApplyingQuicklinkhttp://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/8375Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
- Cover Letter
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