Jobs : Major Gifts Officer
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|Company / Organization:||Southern Methodist University|
|Position Title:||Major Gifts Officer|
|Application Deadline:||Not Specified|
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The Major Gifts Officer reports to the Director of Major Gifts and is responsible for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospective and current donors for major gifts in excess of $100,000.
The position will have a broad-based portfolio to solicit gifts for any fundraising priority, but may also focus on a geographic region, constituency and/or funding initiative. The Major Gifts Officer will serve as the primary point of contact for his/her portfolio, including prospect management and strategy development, personal visits, fundraising proposals, correspondence and volunteer involvement. MGOs work closely with the Director and other colleagues to develop and execute a strategic fundraising plan. Collaboration and coordination with the AVP, Principal and Major Gifts and AVP of School and Project Development, and other DEA departments including Office of the Vice President and other administrative units across campus, will be essential.
Essential Job Functions:
Work with School and Athletic fundraisers, Gift Planning, Corporate and Foundation Relations teams, Annual Giving and Alumni Relations colleagues and other SMU central development staff to develop cultivation and proposal strategies for the major gift portfolio of 100-120 donors and prospective donors.
The ideal candidate will be an energetic and collaborative fundraising professional who is entrepreneurial, team-oriented, and excited about joining a campaign in its early stages. This individual should be open to coaching and guidance, while at the same time willing to share ideas from past experiences. As an ambassador, the candidate will work as a reliable colleague to grow the philanthropic goals of SMU's portfolio among its current and prospective donors. This individual will become a trusted and reliable member of the philanthropic community across SMU and will help to build a culture of philanthropy. Additionally, the candidate will exhibit a comfort level working independently and thinking outside of the box with creative ways/methods to engage constituents.