Major Gifts Officer
Union College - Schenectady, NY

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Major Gifts Officer

Primary duties of the Major Gifts Officer include establishing and managing effective relationships with major donor prospects and existing major donors. The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for building and enhancing relationships with approximately 150 donor prospects, designing and implementing prospect cultivation and solicitation strategies using work plans and stewardship plans, organizing and leading volunteers, and securing private philanthropic gifts in support of the mission of the College. The Major Gifts Officer will be expected to conduct 15-18 prospect visits per month and assume stewardship responsibilities for assigned prospects and establish collaborative and productive relationships with the administration and faculty of the College and to become knowledgeable regarding the College's priorities, programs, events, etc. in order to advance the interests of the College and to more fully engage alumni, parents and friends. In addition, the Major Gifts Officer will focus on enhancing the College's mission to engage with individuals from diverse backgroundsand, in conjunction with the Senior Director of Principle Gifts, assist in coordinating development activities including but not limited to the Annual Fund and Planned Giving.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree with two to four years fundraising experience is required; A Master's degree with two to four years fundraising experience and at least two years of major gifts experience is preferred. Candidates should have proven successful experience in individual fund raising and in dealing with major gift prospects, a commitment to higher education, a strong desire to associate with Union College and a willingness to champion the college's mission, an understanding of college culture and the college's decision making and program development processes. Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends is also required.

Union College, founded in 1795, is a highly selective, independent college of 2,000 undergraduates. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is known for its distinctive blend of the liberal arts and technology. Union offers an exceptional benefits package including: medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

Review of application materials will commence immediately and only finalists will be notified. Please submit a cover letter, resume and a list of three references (Electronic response is preferred). Additional information about Union can be found at Send resume to:

Union College Human Resources

Req. # 7063

807 Union Street

Schenectady, NY 12308

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity

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