The Malone University Office of Advancementis conducting a search for a full-time, salaried Major Gifts Officer. The primary responsibility of the Major Gifts Officer is to develop and implement a strategy for individual major gift donor relationship management (manage, nurture, upgrade) to meet short and long-term philanthropic goals that advance the mission of Malone University. Particular emphasis will be on identifying, cultivating and successfully soliciting new prospects. This position will focus on fundraising for all aspects of our Bolder Vision campaign. The primary objective of the Major Gifts Officer is to develop long-term relationships built on a firm understanding of donor interests, passions and values and alignment with University objectives and strategic priorities. Must exhibit a personal understanding of, and operate in concert with the Foundational Principles, Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan of the University. A bachelor’s degree is required, master’s degree preferred. Five years of fund raising experience, a record of successful outcomes and a working knowledge of fund raising principles (i.e. moves management) are essential; experience in fund raising in higher education is preferred. Substantial weight will be given to candidates with experience in higher education and/or a proven track record of having successfully solicited and closed multiple substantial outright and estate gifts. A proven ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing is essential. Proven effective relational skills are also required. A demonstrated ability to collaborate with a wide range of people and a demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and complete projects independently is essential. Computer literacy (Microsoft Office) is required, a readiness to navigate the Development database (RaisersEdge) is essential. Proven time management skills, the ability to prioritize and record keeping abilities are essential. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality of sensitive materials is essential. Current valid driver’s license and availability for frequent regional travel is required. Hours per week are anticipated to vary based on the needs and fluctuations of the fund raising and events cycle. Evening, weekend and overnight commitments will be necessary at times. A full job description can be viewed under Employment on the Malone University website. Send a cover letter, faith statement and resume with three references to the attention of the Associate VP, Human Resources and Facilities Management at email@example.com.
About Malone University
Malone University is a Christian university for the arts, sciences and professions, in the liberal arts tradition. The University is affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church – Eastern Region. The students, faculty and staff represent more than 40 denominations. Total enrollment is over 1,700 students in traditional undergraduate programs, two degree- completion programs, and 11 master’s programs.