Wentworth Institute of Technology is a nationally recognized, private, coeducational institution of higher education offering master’s, baccalaureate, and associate degrees and certificate programs to more than 4,000 students each year in the disciplines of computer science and computer information systems, architecture, interior and industrial design, engineering, management, and applied mathematics. Wentworth has graduated just under 50,000 students who have assumed leadership roles in their professions. Wentworth’s mission and core purpose is to empower, inspire, and innovate through experiential learning. Its vision is to become nationally recognized as the university of choice for externally collaborative, project-based, interdisciplinary culture for learning (EPIC).
The Division of Institutional Advancement raises Wentworth’s visibility and credibility, cultivates relationships with alumni and friends, and secures financial resources in support of Wentworth’s vision. Our work creates top-of-mind presence among constituencies and a level of importance that will lead to support and advocacy from the private sector. We seek to create, sustain, and support a climate of respect, honesty, and compassion that values innovation, empowers the individual, recognizes talent, celebrates achievement, and fosters a spirit of open communication, mutuality, collaboration, teamwork, and fun.
Reporting to the Director of Individual Gifts and working collaboratively with advancement colleagues, institute leadership, and faculty, the Individual Giving Officer is responsible for developing and implementing targeted strategies to qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors capable of giving $25,000 or more to support institutional priorities. The IGO will build and manage a portfolio of 150 prospects and conduct face-to-face visits locally and within an assigned region of the country. As an active member of the advancement team, he/she will help lead the office in an effort to build external contacts with potential donors aimed at securing significant gifts and ensuring that annual cash fundraising goals are met.
Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum of five years of successful fundraising experience in major gifts with preference to work in higher education.
Demonstrated success in soliciting and closing leadership annual fund and major gifts.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Entrepreneurial spirit and an ability to take initiative.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively.
Creative problem solving skills.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects and in meeting goals with specific time frames.
Willingness to travel.
Wentworth is an AA/EEO employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
About Wentworth Institute of Technology
Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology (located in Boston, MA) offers bachelor's degrees in architecture, design, engineering, technology, and management of technology. Wentworth provides an education that balances classroom theory with laboratory/studio practice and work experience through its strong co-op program. Nearly 3,000 students attend this coeducational institution, located on a 30-acre campus on Huntington Avenue across from Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. Wentworth offers high value in technology-based, career-oriented, affordable higher education on a small, supportive campus in the heart of a major urban center.