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Major Gift Officer

Company: CBU, Christian Brothers University
Date Posted: January 5, 2018

Major Gift Officer- Advancement Department (Full-time)

The Major Gift Officer will engage CBU alumni and friends as partners in supporting a strategic fundraising plan. Reporting directly to VP for Advancement and working closely with the university’s faculty and Deans and Vice-Presidents, as well as other partners and trustees, this major gifts officer will:

  • Identify and cultivate a prospect pool of alumni and other key constituencies;
  • Plan and execute solicitation strategies leading to major gifts; with a willingness to travel as needed throughout the region to pursue these strategies and build enduring relationships, completing fifteen visits per month;
  • Articulate CBU’s needs, values, and ambitions through excellent informal and formal communications, including written proposals.
  • The successful candidate will also have: a track record of success in securing major gifts of $10,000+ and meeting fundraising goals;
  • Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills; a proven ability to self-motivate and work both independently and as part of a team;
  • A passion for La Sallian values; an appreciation for and understanding of diverse audiences and communities.
  • Manage an active portfolio of 100-150 prospects on an annual basis. 
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Three to five year proven track record of major gift fundraising.
  • Operation of a motor vehicle as part of the position’s duties and a valid driver's license are required.
  • Requires a Bachelor's degree plus five years of work related experience.
  • Planned giving expertise a plus.
  • Strong preference for a CBU, CBHS, or other LaSallian alumni.    

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