The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants
to consider our employment opportunities. We are also
especially interested in candidates who have experience working
with diverse populations and/or diverse
The Major Gift Officer shall serve as a senior development
professional for the UW Foundation with a primary focus on securing
major gifts ($25,000 +) in support of the University of Wyoming's
Humanities, Art, and Social Science programs on campus.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Manage a portfolio of 100-150 donors and donor prospects.
- Qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts ($25,000+)
donors and donor prospects.
- Be willing and able to travel a minimum of 30% of the work
- Develop high trust relationships with donors, donor prospects,
UW alumni, and friends.
- Participate as a key team member in a centralized development
structure and play a critical role in building a collaborative,
team-oriented environment among University leadership, faculty, and
- Meet annual individual fundraising goals in addition to other
activity goals – including face-to-face visits, substantive donor
contacts, major and planned gift proposals.
- Work closely with UW Foundation staff, Deans, Directors, and
faculty members in planning/identifying major gift fundraising
initiatives and in securing major gifts in support of UW’s
- Be familiar with and apply the Vision, Mission, and Ideals of
the UW Foundation in discharging the responsibilities of the
- Participate in UW external relations events and activities as
- Artfully ask for the right gift, at the right time, in the
- Actively participate in campus advisory board meetings and
other colleges/unit activities.
- Appropriately and proactively steward donors.
- Align donor interests with UW programs and initiatives.
- Actively engage with prospect and proposal management processes
as guided by the Prospect Development team. Record and maintain
accurate prospect information to promote appropriate discovery,
cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift and
planned gift donors.
- Regular, predictable attendance is required to perform the
essential duties of this position.
- Consistently maintain record of institutional knowledge through
activity reports, prospect notes, and updated constituent
- Serve as the primary liaison between UW Foundation and
the University of Wyoming's Humanities, Art and Social
- Successful relationship building techniques
- Effective oral communication
- Effective interpersonal communication
- Project management
- Effective written communication
REMOTE WORK ELIGIBILITY:
This position provides vital support to campus customers and
requires the successful candidate be available to work on
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent
combination of education and experience in closely related
Experience: 2 years progressively responsible
work-related experience in a non-profit, fundraising, or similar
- Experience with non-profits
- Experience in higher education
- Excellent Verbal communication skills
- Excellent Written communication skills
- Demonstrated background and/or passion for Humanities, Art
and Social Science
- Experience in successfully negotiating and securing major gifts
($25K and larger)
- Proven communication skills with an ability to write and speak
persuasively about the role of philanthropy in higher
Complete the online application and upload the following for a
complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact
information for four work-related references.
UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and
Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and
strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans,
and persons with disabilities.
In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a
disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for
a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of
30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of
Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a
leader in academics, research, and outreach. The university has
state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community
provides the advantages of a major university.
Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border,
Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and
close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of
metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins.
This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all
seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more
information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/
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