Position Summary: The position is an employee of the Lock Haven University Foundation and reports to the Foundation's Executive Director. The Major Gifts Officer is primarily responsible for raising major and planned gifts (as determined by the Foundation Gifts Acceptance Policy) from individuals, corporations, foundations and other constituent organizations.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
· Portfolio shall consist of identified prospects that may be scatted throughout the three colleges, athletics, and corporate/business partnerships. · Maintain a portfolio of approximately 100 prospects and develop a cultivation strategy for each prospect in the portfolio · Conduct at least 15 face-to-face monthly visits with prospects for the purpose of moving the gift discussion forward (At least 5 of the 15 monthly visits should be with assessment prospects) · Solicit at least 24 major gifts on an annual basis as determined by the Foundation Development Plan and adhering to the University Case for Support (At least 3 of 24 solicitations should entail planned giving vehicles) · Design and implement capital fund raising efforts as the needs of the University dictate · Maintain relationships with Lock Haven University administrators and faculty to collaborate on fundraising projects and campaigns for specific programs and services based on the University Case for Support · Maintain relationships with volunteers who serve on all LHU and LHU Foundation boards and committees · Manage the Campaign Cabinet Chairs and volunteers (Executive Director will work with the Campaign Co-Chairs) · Hold regular meetings with assigned Dean's · Maintain a positive and active presence in the local community · Comprehend and implement all aspects of the Foundation Development Plan, Rules of the Road, Gift Officer Prospect Responsibilities, and Goalsetting process · Work with the Director of Stewardship and Special Events to assist in stewardship activities (such as attending events as deemed necessary and appropriate) · Work with the Director of Advancement Services and Annual Fund to provide accurate and timely pledge reminders · Have an exceptional working knowledge of the University Strategic Plan, Case for Support and core competencies and priorities · Provide a level of professionalism and courteousness to current and prospective donors, Foundation, and University staff at all times. · Be an active member of the Lock Haven community through involvement in non-profit / community activities. · Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
The Lock Haven University Foundation (LHUF) is an AA/EEO/ADA employer, LHUF actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, member of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the organization.
Required Qualifications: · Bachelor's degree required; · Experience building and maintaining relationships; · Strong commitment to and a broad understanding of the principles related to donor centered philanthropy; · Experience working in a collaborative work environment; · Must be able to travel regularly to visit with prospective donors and to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Preferred Qualifications: · 5 years of successful professional experience in fundraising.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
The LHU Foundation has been in existence since 1967 and administers nearly 300 individually named scholarships. The Foundation’s endowment totals nearly $11 million and overall Foundation assets of approximately $31 million. In the fiscal year 2014-15, private giving exceeded $4.6 million and over $1 million dollars in scholarships were distributed to more than 700 students. The LHU Foundation mis...sion is to generate and manage resources for the benefit of Lock Haven University and its students.Lock Haven University Lock Haven University, one of fourteen members within the state system universities of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is home to nearly 4,000 undergraduates and approximately 380 graduate students and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. LHU provides an accessible and affordable education to a diverse population drawn primarily from Pennsylvania, but also the region and the world.Lock Haven University is located along the Susquehanna River and is about 150 miles northwest of Philadelphia and 140 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.