The Office of Advancement builds lifelong relationships with alumni, parents, and friends, and engages them in support of Wesleyan’s educational mission and financial goals. Wesleyan University is currently in the quiet/leadership phase of a comprehensive fundraising campaign.
The Advancement team fosters pride in the Wesleyan community and develops support for university initiatives through outreach activities, including development/fundraising, alumni & parent relations, and both on- and off-campus events.
Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, the Sr. Development Officer is responsible for major gift fundraising, including soliciting and closing philanthropic gifts from donors utilizing industry best practices and standards.
Bachelor’s Degree and at least 6 years of progressively responsible fundraising experience or similar experience in a related field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Demonstrated ability to engage individuals and articulate institutional needs, while exercising discretion and maintaining confidentiality.
Proven ability to work collaboratively and independently.
Proven track record of solicitation with effective closing skills and a persuasive ability to encourage philanthropic behavior.
Sophisticated writing, editing, and presentation skills.
Proven experience as an effective fundraiser.
Intermediate Microsoft Word and Excel skills.
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.
Apply directly to: Careers@Wesleyan | Sr. Development Officer
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