Description Reporting tothe Assistant Dean of Institutional Advancement for the College of Education(COE), the Major Gift Officer will successfully manage a portfolio ofapproximately 150 - 200 major and leadership gift prospects and will qualify,cultivate, solicit, close, manage and steward gifts primarily between $50,000and $250,000.The Major Gifts Officerwill develop strong relationships through qualification and cultivationmeetings which build toward effective solicitation of alumni and friends at orabove their rated giving level. The Major Gift Officer will work in conjunctionwith the Office of Prospect Research to identify prospects for fundraising andto recruit alumni leaders and volunteers to serve on boards and committees. TheMajor Gift Officer will craft effective, persuasive, and professional writtenproposals and other materials for the securing of gifts. The Major GiftsOfficer will work in conjunction with the office of Planned Giving to marketand secure planned gifts on behalf of the College. As part ofan established development team, the Major Gift Officer will meet or exceedannual visit, solicitation and dollar goals to be defined each year in theirperformance development plan and will do so with a high degree ofprofessionalism, initiative, and creativity.Performs other duties as assigned. RequiredEducation & Experience: Bachelor'sdegree and at least 5 years of successful, progressive non-profit fundraisingexperience, or related experience in other sectors, with demonstrated successdeveloping and sustaining relationships with key donors\/prospects, clients,volunteer leadership, and senior staff.Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. RequiredSkills & Abilities: * Ability tomanage an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects, identify and qualifyprospects, engage and cultivate current and prospective donors, directlysolicit donors for major and other gifts, and steward donors. *Demonstrated ability to raise and close $50,000 gifts. * Demonstratedability to execute objectives and goals aligned to the mission of a complex,urban university and the ability to persuasively represent its goals tomultiple constituents. * Wellorganized with the ability to handle multiple priorities, high capacity to workeffectively as part of a team and an understanding of how to utilize relationaldatabases and computer systems. * Aself-starter with the ability to take action proactively and use persistenceand creativity to overcome difficulties that arise in pursuit of agoal. * Excellentinterpersonal and relationship building skills with the ability to work in acooperative manner with a diverse group of internal and external constitutes toachieve collective goals. * Excellentoral and written communication skills and ability to write persuasivedevelopment proposals. *Ability totravel and work evening and weekend hours. Preferred: *Master'sdegree. Thisposition requires a background check. ComplianceStatement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the positiondescription employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial andother conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activitiesdo not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at theinstitution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliancewith applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations,including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essentialfunctions cause them to interact. To obtainadditional information about Temple University please visit our website atwww.temple.edu. TempleUniversity's\u00a0Annual Security and Fire Safety Report\u00a0containsstatistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be foundat: http:\/\/www.temple.edu\/safety\/asfr\/ You mayrequest a copy of the report by calling Temple University\u2019s Campus SafetyServices at 215-204-7900.
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