Manhattanville College seeks an entrepreneurial and ambitious Major Gift Officer to join its growing Advancement team. Reporting to the Vice President, Institutional Advancement, the Major Gift Officer is charged with qualifying, cultivating, and soliciting a portfolio of 75-100 prospects. The Major Gift Officer will secure gifts of $25,000+ by creating meaningful, donor-centered relationships and by employing robust strategies for cultivation and solicitation developed for each prospect in his/her portfolio. The Major Gift Officer will identify and engage key volunteers among the administration, faculty, and current donors to assist with the cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects.
Manages a portfolio of 75-100 prospects through the fundraising cycle (qualification through stewardship) using specific metrics to track all activity and reports on outcomes; uses return on investment strategy in managing portfolio;
Develops and implements strategies for each individual (donors and prospects) in his/her portfolio, and establishes goals based on history of involvement with and giving to Manhattanville, identified interests, capacity, and inclination to make a major gift;
Builds the pool of prospective donors through collaboration with colleagues in Advancement Services, Annual Giving, and Reunion, along with key volunteers;
Creates vibrant proposals which help donors realize their interests and passions through giving to Manhattanville;
Identify and engage peer solicitors and/or key fundraising volunteers;
Other duties as assigned from time to time.
A minimum of five to seven years of direct solicitation experience, preferably in higher education, with demonstrated success in closing proposals;
Manhattanville College (www.manhattanville.edu) is an independent, co-educational liberal arts institution dedicated to academic excellence, and social and civic action. Founded in 1841, the College offers more than 50 undergraduate areas of study in the arts and sciences, as well as graduate programs in education, business, and creative writing. Manhattanville prepares students to be ethical an...d socially responsible leaders in a global community. Located just 30 minutes from New York City, Manhattanville serves 1,700 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students from more than 50 countries and 30 states. Manhattanville College is committed to equality of educational opportunity, and is an equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate against current or prospective students and employees on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.