Model and promote the mission and objectives of Seattle Pacific University, University Advancement and the Seattle Pacific Foundation.
Manage a portfolio of 75 - 100 of the University's most generous major gift donors and prospective major gift donors through effective qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
Annually, calendar effective engagement strategies for all constituents in portfolio and identify a "Top 25" pool of prospective major gift donors to move toward likely solicitation within 12 months.
Make and document a minimum 100 strategic cultivation, solicitation or stewardship visits each year with qualified constituents in addition to consistent monthly prospect qualification visits.
Annually, present a minimum of 40 gift proposals and of those a minimum of 10 major gift solicitations commensurate with the donor's capacity, interests and the institutional needs.
Work closely with Prospect Research staff to develop and apply effective strategies to help ensure positive donor moves for all assigned donors/prospects.
Partner with the Donor Relations and Stewardship Manager to ensure effective stewardship and cultivation of portfolio's constituents.
Annually identify 5 top priority donors and together plan and execute within the year strategic and purposeful stewardship/cultivation actions.
Interact with key internal contacts such as VP of Advancement, members of Senior Leadership, Deans, Directors, Faculty, and other Development staff to consult on University needs, formulate strategies that promote prospect engagement with the University, and to identify potential high level donors.
Accurately enter and track all donor/prospect communication, activity, proposals, and current donor information into Raisers Edge.
Take primary responsibility for all administrative activity including travel arrangements, expense reports and correspondence.
Expect to be out of the office and in the field 75% of the time, and overnight travel within the United States when necessary.
Clearly understand and articulate the University's mission and vision and maintain current knowledge of university priorities, strategies, and programs, as well as Advancement's corresponding goals.
Willingly participate in Advancement events for donors and staff such as Homecoming, donor recognition events as well as all-staff gatherings.
Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in the field of major gifts, with documented success in donor cultivation, gift solicitations and gifts closed.
Demonstrate knowledge of and appreciation for SPU.
Ability to work independently and to thrive in a self-directed environment.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and aptitude to work well with diverse constituencies, including faculty, business professionals, and clients of all ages.
Knowledge of planned gift strategies and vehicles.
Must be able and willing to travel within United States.
Proficient with standard office equipment and software including donor management software.
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU is a Christian university fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becomi...ng people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants who are committed to its Christian mission and to the spiritual formation of its students. Qualified applicants should exhibit a deep awareness, understanding, and ability to articulate a commitment to biblical diversity and reconciliation. Women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply.