Major Gifts Officer
Mount Aloysius College (mtaloy.edu), seeks nominations and
applications for the position of Major Gifts Officer (MGO).
Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the
Major Gifts Officer will develop long-term philanthropic
relationships with an assigned group of donors and prospects (using
the Moves Management system), with the ultimate goal being to
solicit these individuals for a major gift to the College. The
Major Gift Officer will be responsible for identification of
potential donors and the development of prospect research,
cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.
The MGO will prepare thorough, accurate, and concisely written
research reports, which may include biographical and financial
information, potential for philanthropic support, areas of
interest, affiliations of individuals, and research on corporations
and foundations. They will also identify, research, cultivate,
solicit, and steward a portfolio of 100-125 prospects with capacity
to make a 4-7 figure gifts, thus helping meet annual fundraising
goals and expectations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties/responsibilities are specific to the role
of Major Gift Officer:
- Broad knowledge of principles and practices of institutional
advancement and major gift fundraising.
- Ability to:
- work effectively with the campus community and external
- work independently and as a member of a team.
- provide leadership in gift solicitation.
- recruit, motivate and encourage volunteers.
- listen effectively to discern donors’ interests and
- expand and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders in
the philanthropic community, donors, and peers.
- Able to represent the College to key prospects and at key
events in defined geographic areas.
- Pursues appropriate professional development opportunities so
as to raise the awareness of and enhance the image of the
Institutional Advancement Office.
- Provides verbal and written reports on work-related activities
- Works as an active and integral member of the Institutional
Advancement Team by sharing information and assisting team members
as needed to advance the objectives of the Department.
- Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred), from an
accredited college or university.
- Demonstrated track record in securing and managing 4-6 figure
- Five to seven years of fundraising experience with major gifts,
preferably in higher education.
- Thorough background in fundraising best practices and
experience in Raisers Edge database management for donor and
solicitation records, is a plus.
UNIVERSAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES RELATED TO THE
The following duties and responsibilities are required of all
members of the Mount Aloysius College community:
- Preserves honesty and integrity in the professional affairs of
the College; adheres to high standards of ethical practices and
- Complies with College and department policies and procedures
and applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations.
- Keeps sensitive College information confidential.
- Communicates and cooperates in an appropriate and professional
manner with supervisors and others inside and outside the
- Attends assigned and/or scheduled educational and training
programs, applicable meetings, and College functions, and shares
newly acquired information with fellow employees.
- Performs assignments in accordance with College's safety and
health programs, reports safety/health hazards or violations of
safety/health policies to assigned supervisor.
- Uses, maintains, and safeguards equipment, supplies, financial
resources in an appropriate manner and in the best interest of the
- Performs other similar and related duties as necessary and/or
Mount Aloysius College, located in historic and scenic Cresson,
Pennsylvania, is a private, comprehensive, coeducational
institution that combines a strong foundation in liberal arts,
small class sizes and significant opportunities for personal and
professional growth. The College values diversity among students,
faculty and staff at all levels of instructional support as well as
continuous performance improvement, and a faculty/staff committed
to living the mission and values of Mercy, Justice, Hospitality and
Mount Aloysius College is being assisted by the partners of
Hyatt-Fennell. Application materials should be submitted to
mtaloy@Hyatt-Fennell.com. Applications include a
letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, and contact
information for five professional references. All applications and
nominations will be considered highly confidential. Applications
will be reviewed as they are received. Mount Aloysius
College is an equal opportunity employer, and does not tolerate
unlawful discrimination against any person on the basis of age,
ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race,
religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information or
For more information:
Cheryl Hyatt - 724-242-0476