Major Gift Officer

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 21, 2021
May 20, 2021
Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Employment Type
Full Time

Major Gift Officer

Gannon University, a vibrant Catholic institution committed to excellence through inclusiveness, invites applications for a Major Gift Officer. The primary responsibility of this position is to help Gannon exceed fundraising goals through the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donor gifts, focusing on high-level donors who have the capacity for multi-year commitments to fund comprehensive campaign priorities to support the University’s mission. With a portfolio of 100-150 donors, the Major Gift Officer will design and develop solicitation strategies, identify gift opportunities that match donor interests, personally solicit and stewarding donors, and identify prospects and opportunities to cultivate a significant pipeline. Ability to produce excellent written, oral, and digital presentations is a strong requirement of this position.  Must be able to support and promote the University Mission in the work and in relationships with peers and teams throughout the university, keeping in mind the priority of students first.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree; three-to-five years of dedicated fundraising experience demonstrating skilled experiences securing major gifts for multiple organizational priorities; demonstrated experience working with corporations and foundations.  Experience working with health care organizations and donors preferred.  Must exhibit knowledge and experience securing and soliciting planned gifts.

Gannon University, located near Lake Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania, offers ready access to a variety of cultural and exciting seasonal activities and is within a two-hour drive of Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo. For more information about what Erie has to offer visit

Gannon University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.  Application Procedure:  Submit a cover letter and resume to  Review of applications will begin immediately, and this position will remain open until filled.  For more information about Gannon visit

Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.