199782 - Major Gifts Officer
Major Gifts Officer (199782)
Full-time, 40 hours
Clark University’s Office of University Advancement seeks to fill the position of Major Gifts Officer. Reporting to the Executive Director of Major Gifts, the successful candidate will play a key role in the overall growth of philanthropy at Clark University. As a member of the Major Gifts team and the University Advancement team, the Major Gifts Officer will have a leadership role in the strategy, planning, and stewardship of his/her assigned prospects.
Major Gifts Officers will work directly with faculty departments and other areas of the university to be fully engaged in connecting their prospects to their interests at Clark University.
Essential Job Functions:
- Effectively manage a major gift portfolio.
- Initiate and/or strengthen relationships with major gift prospects; create strategies for and solicit donors capable of contributing $50,000-$500,000.
- Participate directly in the cultivation, solicitation and closure of gifts.
- Develop individualized strategies through collaboration with colleagues and faculty.
- Identify new prospects and opportunities for philanthropic support as appropriate.
- Coordinate activities with Alumni and Friends Engagement and Planned Giving, and other major gifts officers, ensuring prospects and donors are appropriately involved in University-wide events and activities as appropriate.
- Continuously update the prospect management database with relevant information related to donor strategies, contacts, and results.
- Appropriately steward donors in a timely manner in accordance with University Advancement procedures.
- Uphold the University’s giving policies and procedures.
- Enhance professional skills through seminars, conferences, training, and individual mentoring.
- Other duties as required by the Executive Director of Major Gifts.
- Bachelor’s degree is required.
- A track record of success in individual major gift fundraising and experience in cultivating and soliciting prospects capable of gifts of $50,000 or more.
- Excellent time management skills, ability to work independently. Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising—ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: (1) to initiate contact with potential donors; (2) to develop appropriate cultivation strategies, including working with other volunteers and University administrators and faculty; (3) to move potential donors toward solicitation and closure; (4) to maintain stewardship contact with donors.
- Develop a deep knowledge of Clark University, the culture, community and academic and co-curricular strengths.
- Develop a deep understanding of the priorities and needs of Clark University. General knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets and estates.
- Superb oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
- Solid relationship building skills, ability to interface with alumni, donors, volunteers, faculty, administrators, and trustees.
- Ability to work collegially within Advancement and across all University units.
- Valid Driver’s License and ability to travel required.
- Personal belief in the mission, goals and objectives of private higher education.
- Very strong listening skills.
- Self-motivation and self-starting.
- Passion for fundraising.
- Enthusiasm and high energy level.
- Desire to have fun while working in an environment of intelligent, highly motivated people.
This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12 month position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks’ vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.
Review of applications will begin July 30, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to email@example.com. Applicants must reference Job code 199782 in the subject line to be considered for this position.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
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