Senior Major Gifts Officer
Mount Aloysius College
(mtaloy.edu), seeks nominations and
applications for the position of Senior Major Gifts Officer.
Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the
Senior Major Gifts Officer will be a strong communicator-both
written and oral, and a methodical, detail-oriented individual with
excellent time management skills. They must be able to address
multiple projects simultaneously, while meeting deadlines.
The SMGO will spend 70%
of their time developing long-term
philanthropic relationships, using Moves Management, with an
assigned group of donors and prospects with the ultimate goal of
soliciting these individuals for a major gift to the College. The
Senior Major Gift Officer will be responsible for identification of
potential donors and development of donor research, cultivation,
solicitation, and stewardship strategies, surrounding a portfolio
of 150-200 prospects. These donors should have the capacity to make
4-6 figure gifts, thus helping meet annual fundraising goals and
The SMGO will spend the remaining 30%
of their time
providing prospect management and research by preparing thorough,
accurate, and concisely written research reports on potential
prospects and donors. This may include biographical and financial
information, potential for philanthropic support, areas of
interest, affiliations of individuals, and research on corporations
and foundations. Producing complex data lists, analysis, and
providing data updates will be key elements of this area of
support. This will be done to support the needs of the SMGO, as
well as those of the VPIA, President of the College, and campaign
They will also manage the IA Office Development Data Specialist and
oversee regular maintenance of the database.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties/responsibilities are specific to Major
• Broad knowledge of principles and practices of institutional
advancement and major gift fundraising.
• Ability to work effectively with the campus community and
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
• Ability to provide leadership in gift solicitation.
• Ability to recruit, motivate and encourage volunteers.
• Ability to listen effectively to discern donors' interests and
• Ability to travel.
• Ability to expand and maintain relationships with relevant
stakeholders in the philanthropic community, donors, and
• 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 as
• 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.
The following duties/responsibilities are specific to Prospect
Management and Research:
• Manages IA Office Development Data Specialist.
• Maintain protocols for prospect management, produce weekly moves
management reports, and monitor overall departmental progress
monthly, towards portfolio visit and financial goals.
• Conduct ongoing prospect research and create prospect profiles
and supporting materials for solicitations, events, and stewardship
• Lead donor recognition and stewardship initiatives, including
impact reports, stewardship letters and annual correspondence
connected to awards, scholarships, and funding priorities.
• Develop and implement strategies for continued engagement of
• Oversee the database policies and procedures and create
methodologies and scheduled maintenance to ensure data
• Oversee all gift entry, gift processing, acknowledgement, and
pledge reminder systems for the department. Produce correspondence
that is accurate and timely and in accordance with IRS
• Provide a wide assortment of complex analytical reports in
support of development related activities. Coordinate all
departmental data requests, including donor analysis, direct mail
lists, volunteer assignments, and financial reporting.
• Oversee the production of all listings for the Annual
• Serve as the primary liaison between the IT Department and the
Advancement Development Office and ensure ongoing communication and
smooth interface between Raiser's Edge and other school data
• 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 and WealthEngine, 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 as
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
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 veteran status.
For more information:
Cheryl Hyatt - 724-242-0476