This position will develop and implement fundraising strategies and activities to carry forward the mission and vision of Augsburg University.
Qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts prospects to align benefactor interests with the strategic objectives of the College.
Manage a discovery portfolio of approximately 150 prospects with a primary focus of qualifying and closing gifts of $25,000 or more.
Adhere to the "Donor Bill of Rights" and ethical standards set forth for the division and the institution.
ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
Utilize both current and planned gift opportunities to best meet donors' needs, interests, and financial capabilities.
Design and implement customized solicitation strategies with cross-campus partners.
Maintain up-to-date donor records.
All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor(s).
Minimum of three years of relevant experience.
Must be a self-motivated, self-directed and highly organized individual who will promote a productive, collegial workplace and be a professional ambassador for Augsburg University.
Belief in the mission and strong ethical conduct is essential.
Requires excellent oral and written communications skills, a broad-based knowledge of fund development and the ability to work in a complex environment with multi-dimensional points of view.
Must be able to work effectively in a consensus-style operation that expects and promotes teamwork.
Must be comfortable with ambiguity.
Must possess the ability to inspire trust and confidence and communicate effectively with internal and external audiences.
The ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality is essential.
Experience in development and fundraising preferred.
About Augsburg University
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran Church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.