Major Gifts Officer
Date: November 4, 2020
Title: Major Gifts Officer
Description: Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Development, the Major Gifts Officer will personally manage a portfolio of approximately 125 of the College’s donor prospects and is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to ensure proper identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of those prospects.
- Cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects
- Consistently enter all donor contacts, proposals, and updates into the donor database
- Collaborate with all College Advancement colleagues, members of the Board of Trustees, and key volunteers regarding cultivation and solicitation strategies following Hartwick moves management procedures
- Provide thoughtful, consistent and appropriate stewardship through timely submission of reports
- Create and maintain positive relationships with all internal and external constituents
- Participate in all College Advancement activities which include but are not limited to donor events and campus activities
- Regular travel during evenings and on weekends (participate in zoom meetings during COVID-19 travel ban during weekends and evenings)
- As a representative of the College, must comport oneself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus
- Comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations
- Participate in significant campus activities including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned
Minimum qualifications for this position are a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and a minimum of five (5) years of related experience including cultivation and solicitation of individual donors. Candidates with relevant experience in corporate sales and marketing will be considered and are encouraged to apply. Candidates from remote locations will be considered.
Must have the ability to develop strategies to achieve fundraising goals, analyze results and adjust plans to reflect those results. A high level of verbal and written communication skills across multiple disciplines is required. The position requires the ability to work independently on complex projects and yet maintain close connection with colleagues from all departments. Ability to meet deadlines. Ability to multi-task with strong organizational skills. Must exhibit integrity and professionalism. Understanding of budgets and resource allocation. Knowledge of Microsoft Software (Word, Excel, Access and Outlook) and must be able to use all types of standard office equipment. The candidate must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the College.
To apply for the Major Gifts Officer position, please click here. All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications:
- A cover letter;
- A resume;
- A Diversity Statement that addresses how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (https://www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/intercultural-affairs/diversity-at-hartwick/); and
- The names and contact information for three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor).
Applications may also be mailed to the Office of Human Resources, Hartwick College, P.O. Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.