Major Gifts Officer Fox 9/10/2016
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY Reporting to the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement at the Fox School of Business, the Major Gift Officer will successfully manage a portfolio of approximately 250 major and leadership gift prospects. As part of an established development team, the major gift officer will qualify, cultivate, solicit, close, manage and steward gifts primarily between $50,000 and $250,000. The incumbent must be highly energetic, organized and enthusiastic, with a track record of building donor relationships, working collaboratively and strategically and with a strong knowledge of principles, ethics and practices of successful fundraising. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
A Bachelor's degree and at least 5 years of successful progressive non-profit fundraising or related experience. Demonstrated experience developing and sustaining relationships with key donors/prospects, clients, volunteer leadership, and senior staff.
Demonstrated experience as a persuasive development writer, this would include grant proposals to both corporations and foundations, as well as proposals to individuals. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
* Demonstrated ability to raise and close $25,000 gifts.
* Strong interpersonal and relationship building abilities and excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Demonstrated ability to execute objectives and goals aligned to the mission of a complex, urban university and the ability to persuasively represent its goals to multiple constituents.
* Well organized with the ability to handle multiple priorities, high capacity to work effectively as part of a team and a n understanding of how to utilize relational databases and computer systems.
* Excellent interpersonal skills are required with the ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals both inside and outside of the university.
* Ability to travel and work night and/or weekend hours, as necessary.
* Ability to manage an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects, identify and qualify prospects, engage and cultivate current and prospective donors, directly solicit donors for major and other gifts, and steward donors.
* Master's degree.
* Experience in a higher education setting.
This position requires a background check
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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