Major Gift Officer

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Posting Information

Posting Number2020397Posting/Functional TitleMajor Gift OfficerUniversity Pay Plan TitleMajor Gift OfficerLocationSan MarcosDepartmentVP for University AdvancementRecruitment TypeOpen to AllJob TypeFull-TimeMonthly SalaryCommensurate with experienceJob Category ExemptRequired Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.

•A documented track record of successfully soliciting and managing current and prospective donors at the major gifts level OR experience generating substantial revenue in a goal-oriented for-profit environment.

• Successful experience in making cold calls and developing cultivation strategies to engage new donors.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Prior experience in a research-rich environment.

• Higher education or non-profit fundraising and capital campaign experience.

• Experience cultivating and successfully closing gifts of $100,000 or more.

Job Description

Working with the entire campus, the Division of University Advancement, which encompasses Development, Communications, Advancement Services, and Alumni Relations, is dedicated to expanding community and tradition and increasing awareness and philanthropic contributions to Texas State University through alumni relations, fundraising and media relations.

Directors of Development are responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals to generate major gifts to support the mission and programs of Texas State University. The position requires travel to cultivate donors and potential donors throughout Texas and the country. Work venues include a professional office, social events, presentations and conferences, large and small meetings, and interactions with individuals in a variety of environments. Directors of Development establish networks of constituencies and create a “donor-focused” culture of giving, thereby generating gift income and increasing the visibility of the university, establishing long-term partnerships and/or strengthening existing relationships that will result in funding for the immediate and long-term goals of the university.

Job Duties

•Managing a prospect portfolio between 60 to 120 prospects and identifying and qualifying new prospects to be added to the portfolio as needed;

• Moving prospects through the stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship;

• Conducting face-to-face visits per year with prospects/donors;

• Establishing new endowments and/or major gifts;

• Initiating opportunities for faculty, administrators, and deans to interact with prospects/donors and interpret interests to university constituencies;

• Developing and presenting proposals to prospects/donors for funding;

• Maintaining high quality stewardship processes for active prospects and donors. Ensuring that stewardship and reporting requirements are met to sustain successful partnerships by maintaining detailed records of solicitation activities;

• Collaborating with faculty, deans and prospective donors in research-rich environments to help raise funds to support research activities; and

• Working evenings and weekends as needed.

Additional Information to Applicants

Two applicants will be selected from this posting.

Job Open Date08/21/2020Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight)Open Until FilledYesNormal Work DaysMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, FridayNormal Work Hours Start8:00AMNormal Work Hours End5:00PMPosting NoticesYOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO YOUR APPLICATION. Legal and Required Notices

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

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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    Posted: 10/11/2020
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