- Responsible for identification, cultivation and solicitation of
university alumni, parents, friends and community members as
potential donors of annual and major gifts to the university.
- Identify and establish personal contact with current and
prospective donors, making a minimum of 100-120 face-to-face
personal visits annually, including a minimum of 50 discovery
- Advance relationships with prospective donors through
appropriate stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and
- Prepare proposals and solicit prospects for annual gifts and
major gifts, to secure a minimum annual goal toward the unit’s
- Work collaboratively with marketing and communications, alumni
community and specific colleges to secure funding for
- Collaborate with appropriate development and department staff
to develop prospect strategies and build relationships: become
familiar with and understand key initiatives of Institutional
- Prepare and report regularly on annual action plans with
defined activities and timetables.
- Ensure effective records maintenance, including timely filling
of requests of prospect assignments, prospect strategies and
contact reports using the University Development Office’s prospect
management system (Sales Force/Ascend etc.)
- Prepare progress reports as needed.
Highly motivated individual with strong relationship building
skills and a demonstrated capacity for organization and teamwork.
Demonstrated conceptual understanding of development and alumni
relations. Strong professional communication and listening skills
and the ability to represent the university with tact and diplomacy
at all levels. Personal computing and related software skills,
including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.
A Bachelor's degree
5 years of experience securing major grants and gifts from
individuals, corporations, foundations, other private funding
sources or related experience.
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Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of
employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful
background check along with a motor vehicle records check if
Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully
committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals,
including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and
protected veterans are encouraged to apply.