Status: Full-time Exempt
Position: Major Gifts Officer
Reports to: Director of Development
Purpose: The Major Gifts Officer for the Moore College of Art & Design is responsible for major and planned gift fundraising including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and planned gifts. The major emphasis of the position is the solicitation of gifts of $50,000 or more from individuals, corporations, and foundations. The Major Gift Officer reports to the Director of Development and is accountable for the accomplishment of visit, solicitation and fundraising goals for the College.
- Bachelor’s degree and four years progressively responsible fund raising. experience particularly in cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major and planned gifts.
- Demonstrated success closing major and planned gifts.
- Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with prospects and donors.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Strong interpersonal skills; ability to persuade and influence others.
- Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and development databases (particularly Raiser’s Edge).
- Knowledge of Philadelphia-area fund raising community helpful.
- Volunteer/committee management experience.
- Ability to travel if necessary as well as work evenings and weekends.
- Goal-oriented work ethic; possesses strong self-motivation.
- Experience working in higher education and/or the arts.
- Some knowledge of planned giving vehicles.
- Identifies, cultivates and solicits individual, corporate and foundation prospects for the College, with a focus on gifts of $50,000 or higher.
- Engages the President, Academic Dean, Department Chairs, administrators, and faculty, as necessary and appropriate, in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major and planned gift prospects.
- Manages a portfolio of 175 to 200 major and planned gift prospects and makes 15-20 visits per month. Some of these visits will be done jointly with College leadership, volunteers, faculty, and other development staff as appropriate.
- Plans, recommends, and carries out appropriate solicitation strategies; guides partners when needed within this context.
- Plans, recommends and carries out strategies for donor cultivation activities and events.
- Coordinates stewardship reports and activities for assigned prospects with appropriate members of the administration and faculty of the College.
- Assists with College-related activities and events with a major and planned donor component.
- Assists with College marketing initiatives as related to development.
- Participates in the prospect tracking process.
- Assists with stewardship reports and activities with appropriate members of the administration and faculty of the College.
Interested candidates send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: Moore College of Art and Design; 20th Street and The Parkway; Attn: Director of Human Resources; Philadelphia, PA 19103 fax: 215.568.1773, email: HR@Moore.edu.
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