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Major Gifts Officer, Athletics

Pomona College
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Oct 13, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Pomona College in the search for a Major Gifts Officer, Athletics.

Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, the Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive fundraising strategies for securing philanthropic support from a portfolio of approximately 125 major and principal gift prospects. The Major Gifts Officer will support Pomona-Pitzer athletics; recreation and wellness  initiatives; regional fundraising; and other College priorities, as assigned, through a donor centric model of sustained fundraising success. The Major Gifts Officer will support new ideas, encourage interaction and teamwork, and be fully integrated in preparation for the most aspirational and comprehensive capital campaign in the history of the College.

Established in 1887, Pomona College is a private liberal arts college that offers a comprehensive curriculum, with 48 majors in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. One of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, Pomona is a close-knit and diverse community of accomplished scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs, and artists who are passionate about making a difference in the world. There are approximately 1,477 students who come to Pomona from 61 nations and 49 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

With a student-faculty ratio of 8 to 1, Pomona students work closely with their professors in the classroom, in the lab, and in the field. And its location – within an hour of Los Angeles and the mountains, desert, and beaches – countless opportunities for field study, research, and internships.

Almost all students live in one of 14 residence halls on Pomona's 140-acre campus. As the founding member of The Claremont Colleges, a unique consortium of seven colleges and graduate schools, Pomona offers both the advantages of a small liberal arts college and the resources of a large university. Pomona College admits domestic applicants regardless of their ability to pay and then meets the full demonstrated need of all admitted students. Fifty-five percent of students receive financial aid.

Pomona College is committed to advancing the diversity of its community. Its campus, like many others across the nation, is navigating a critical turning point on issues of diversity and inclusivity. As a globally recognized institution in Southern California — a region at the forefront of diversity, openness and innovation — it must lead the way. Pomona believes numbers alone do not indicate success in achieving a dynamically diverse community. The college places great importance on providing resources and energy toward enhancing a campus culture in which all students, faculty, and staff feel welcome and supported.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least five years of major gift fundraising experience in a medium to large development operation with a diverse portfolio of prospects preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Pomona College.

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