Reporting directly to the Associate Dean of Development for the College of Science and working in close collaboration with the Office of the Dean, faculty, and advancement staff across the university, the Development Officer is responsible for identifying and building relationships with prospective donors, developing strategies for their cultivation, and soliciting gifts at both the major gift and the leadership gift level. S/He will build and manage a portfolio of 125 prospective donors comprised of rated major gift prospects ($100,000+) and those at the leadership gift level ($10,000+) who exhibit considerable promise for evolving to major gift capacity over time.
The ideal incumbent will have 5+ years of formal development experience, preferably in higher education; however, those with a similar record of professional service and who exhibit the knowledge of and skills for professional development work will receive careful consideration. In addition, the successful incumbent should be highly collaborative in approach, entrepreneurial in approach; demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills, and possess interpersonal skills necessary for building relationships with various university constituents, both internal and external.
The Development Officer will be expected to travel, including occasional nights and weekends, for the College of Science in support of its programs and priorities.
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s preferred. 5+ years of progressive development and/or annual fund experience. Experience in soliciting and closing major gifts. Experience working closely with high-level decision makers, trustees, and other top-level administration. Strong interpersonal skills necessary for building relationships with external (donors, prospects, trustees) and internal (deans, faculty, staff, colleagues) constituents. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Highly collaborative in approach. Ability to travel (including nights and weekends)
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern
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