The Major Gift Officer is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual prospects for major gifts of $50,000 to $250,000. He or she is assigned regional and national fundraising territories. The MGO works with prospect information to identify major donor prospects and recommends fundraising strategies for the Law School development program as well as the planned giving and reunion programs. The MGO uses data analysis for decision making and updates records as required. He or she prepares major gift donors for engagement with the Assistant Dean or Dean when appropriate and interacts with the Board of Visitors under the direction of the Assistant Dean. Performs other duties as assigned.
This position will report to the Assistant Dean, Development and Alumni Affairs.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of successful, non-profit fundraising experience, or related experience in other sectors, with demonstrated success developing and sustaining relationships with key donors/prospects, clients, volunteer leadership and senior staff. Computer literacy including experience with donor management software such as the Reeher Platform. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
* Ability to manage an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects, identify and qualify prospects, engage and cultivate current and prospective donors, directly solicit donors for major and other gifts and steward donors.
* Demonstrated ability to close $50,000+ gifts.
* Demonstrated ability to execute objectives and goals aligned to the mission of a complex, urban university and the ability to persuasively represent its goals to multiple constituents.
* Well organized with the ability to handle multiple priorities, high capacity to work effectively as part of a team and an understanding of how to utilize relational databases and computer systems.
* Demonstrated oral and written communication and interpersonal skills along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of individuals and write persuasive development proposals.
* Exceptional organizational and collaborative skills.
* Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills with the ability to work in a cooperative manner with a diverse group of internal and external constituents to achieve collective goals.
* Knowledge of donor instruments including planned giving.
* Ability to analyze metrics and reports.
* Ability to travel to off campus locations and work nights and/or weekends, as necessary.
* Ability to work independently. A self-starter with the ability to take action proactively and use persistence and creativity to overcome difficulties that arise in pursuit of a goal.
* J.D. degree.
* Record of success in strategic fundraising in higher education.
* Knowledge or understanding of law schools and legal practice.
This position requires a background check
Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.
To apply please visit our website at www.temple.edu/hr, and click on the Career Opportunities at Temple box on the right. Please reference requisition number 18003860. AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.