Major Gift Officer
DescriptionThe Major Gift Officer for the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), 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 CLA by managing a portfolio of assigned donors, representing CLA and Temple University at large, and establishing connections between donors’ philanthropic interests and the priorities of the College of Liberal Arts and Temple.
The Major Gift Officer must be a highly energetic, organized, flexible, resilient and effective communicator. S/he must be comfortable working autonomously, achieving performance-related metric goals, building trust-based 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 & Experience:Bachelor’s degree required. Five years of related experience, preferred experience in higher education setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & 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.* 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
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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-Anderson Hall
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular