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MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER
Job Title: MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER
Job Code: 1821
Job Level: 16
Job Family: JF 34
Develop programs and strategies to identify, cultivate, track and solicit alumni, parents and friends of the University for significant gifts to fund identified campaign and/or institutional priorities.
Identify, cultivate and solicit major gifts prospects; recommend and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies of individual prospects, working with administration, faculty and volunteers as appropriate; meet with prospects and volunteers, traveling as necessary.
Direct research requests and provide information on University alumni, parents, and friends to qualify interest and giving potential.
Maintain knowledge of current tax laws, investments and planned giving opportunities; use knowledge in prospect cultivation and solicitation as appropriate.
Assist administrators and faculty in the recognition and prioritization of institutional and departmental funding needs; keep abreast of institutional and departmental priorities, University programs, personalities and events.
Cultivate and present proposals to corporate and foundation prospects as requested.
Write or assist in drafting proposals, newsletters, brochures, pamphlets and other materials as necessary; assist with publicity arrangements on important gifts, programs, accomplishments or events.
Enlist and train volunteers and volunteer organizations; suggest changes to strengthen membership of existing volunteer boards or organizations.
Develop, evaluate and refine plans and timetables for regional, departmental or theme assignments; assist with planning and/or directing cultivational events or programs.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.
Work requires five years of progressive fund raising experience in a related organization with a proven track record in major gifts. Campaign experience is desirable.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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