Manhattanville College seeks a Major Gifts Officer to develop
and manage engagement with both individual and institutional
donors/prospects with giving capacity in the range of $25,000 –
$250,000 annually. Reporting to the Vice President for
Institutional Advancement and in partnership with faculty, staff,
trustees, alumni and other key stakeholders, the Major Gifts
Officer will create and execute strategies to identify, cultivate,
solicit and steward a portfolio of 100-125 individual and
institutional donors, with the goal of nurturing meaningful and
consistent financial support for Manhattanville College.
We are looking for a candidate who has broad-based development
experience, capable of developing compelling institutional
proposals, as well as meaningful relationships with high net worth
- Develop a comprehensive major gifts plan, with strategies to
move a portfolio of individuals and institutional prospects forward
in the donor engagement process.
- Create a robust schedule of direct donor engagement, including
face-to-face outreach and solicitation, and support the involvement
of senior staff, faculty and volunteers in this engagement
- Conduct research to deepen relationships with existing donors
and identify, cultivate and solicit new individual and
- Write briefing notes, solicitation plans and call reports to
track donor interaction.
- Partner with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement to
manage and grow the Mother O’Byrne Legacy Society, Manhattanville’s
planned giving program.
- Develop compelling, donor-centered communications, including
letters, comprehensive proposals, and other solicitation materials
that make a strong case for the support of Manhattanville
- In partnership with alumni relations staff and other members of
the campus community, plan and host events that support meaningful
- Ensure that donor contact is consistently recorded in Raiser’s
Edge and that gift processing, acknowledgement and reporting is
timely and accurate.
- Bachelor’s degree, plus a minimum of 7 years of experience with
both individual and institutional fundraising.
- Track record of using moves management to build relationships
that increase revenue and retain donors.
- Experience supporting the engagement of trustees and
volunteers, and managing committees and taskforces.
- Ability to develop and sustain donor-centered relationships
that are ethical and professional.
- Highly organized and self-motivated, with the ability to manage
multiple tasks and projects.
- Outstanding communication and writing skills, with the ability
to persuasively convey the mission, values and funding priorities
of Manhattanville College.
- Strong knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, with ability to create
reports, run queries and use Target Analytics.
- Willingness to travel when it is safe to do so and to work
nights and weekends as needed.
The College is committed to hiring qualified and diverse
candidates and creating a community that is welcoming to all
people. This position qualifies for Manhattanville’s Remote Work
Pilot Program, which provides the opportunity to apply for up to
two remote work days per week during the duration of the Program,
September 6, 2020 – June 30, 2022. For consideration, send a cover
letter, resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Promoting the health and safety of all of
Manhattanville’s students, faculty and staff is of the utmost
importance. To that end, the College will be requiring that all
employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 by August
Applications may be made for accommodations based on medical
disability or religious beliefs.