Philanthropy Officers-Major Gifts RE17378 and RE17384
University of Kentucky Office of Philanthropy
The UK Philanthropy Office is currently seeking two Philanthropy Officers for Major Gifts. The Philanthropy Officer – Major Gifts is responsible for philanthropy activities in and programs of modest size and scope. With a primary focus on major gift fundraising, the incumbent will engage in philanthropic giving conversations with donors and prospects with a giving capacity of $25,000 or more.
Essential duties include the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift donors and prospects. The incumbent will be responsible for developing and maintaining a well-rounded portfolio of between 125 and 150 donors and prospects and making a minimum of 180 substantive face-to-face visits with major gift donors and prospects a year in order to advance the philanthropic relationship between them and the university. The incumbent will be responsible to identify a minimum of five leads for substantive progress toward a planned gift annually.
In addition, this position will create a cultivation/solicitation strategy for each prospect for whom a major gift solicitation is planned. A minimum of 20 – 30 major gift proposals/solicitations prepared and delivered annually is required. The incumbent will be responsible for closing a minimum of 15 – 20 gifts annually with an additional 5 – 8 in the pipeline for solicitation the following year, raising a minimum of $750,000 – $1.5 million annually as a direct result of individual portfolio activity.
The incumbent will provide updates regarding philanthropy among various donor constituencies. The incumbent will work together with other members of the team on fundraising strategy (including prospect strategies and next steps), and ensuring that portfolio requirements are met, including visits, proposals, and yield metrics.
Vital skills, knowledge, and abilities include leadership qualities in someone who utilizes the components of design thinking—is ready to seek to understand our institution, challenge assumptions, redefine problems and identify alternative strategies and solutions that are both novel and effective. Excellent oral and written communication skills along with an outgoing, professional, and engaging personality is mandatory. In addition, candidates must be comfortable with technology and databases used to support development. Having a respect for and skills to engage with those of other cultures, backgrounds, and business acumen is required.
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To be considered for both Philanthropy Officer for Major Gifts positions you must submit an application to each. To apply for job # RE17378 submit a UK Online Application at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/219710; and to apply for job # RE17384 submit a UK Online Application at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/219745. If you have any questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 press 2. Application deadline is March 31, 2019.
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.