Senior Gifts Officer

Employer
Pratt Institute
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 26, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Fields
Education
Employment Type
Full Time


Senior Gifts Officer


Location: Brooklyn, NY

Description:
Of course you're ambitious, want something else in your next career step, and believe in the power of philanthropy. You're looking for new energy from your colleagues, and a true dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your own work and workplace culture. If you are interested in serving as a Senior Gifts Officer and have a minimum of 7-10 years of experience, including experience in developing strategies for prospects with excellent follow-through, the ability to see and understand the fundraising goals and objectives of Pratt, and to integrate major gifts within those goals and objectives, we at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, would like to hear from you.

With a 134-year history of welcoming people for who and what they are, Pratt's world-class higher education in the arts, design, architecture, and information boasts 60,000 alumni and 4,800 current students who are creating and beautifying around and for the planet. Come be a part of Pratt's next chapter as we launch into a comprehensive campaign, with you as a valued and critical part of our Pratt Institutional Advancement Team.

Key Essential Duties include the following:
  • Develop strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of domestic and international major gift donors who support Pratt's programs;
  • Work closely with colleagues across Institutional Advancement including other front line fundraisers, with the purpose of optimizing Pratt's short-term and long-term fundraising success;
  • Play a critical role in campaign planning and moves management tracking for leadership donors;
  • Partner with other departments within the Division of Institutional Advancement including Planned Giving and Donor Relations, Corporate & Foundation Relations, Alumni Engagement, Operations, and other Institutional partners.


Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience: Seven to ten years’ successful experience in major gift fundraising, preferably in higher education. Knowledge of Planned Gift and estate planning is a plus. Experience with international prospecting and demonstrated understanding of how philanthropy works around the world.

Required Skills:
  • Excellent writing, organizational, interpersonal, and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities, complex gift scenarios, and tight deadlines, coordinating with the Director of Planned Giving where appropriate for blended gifts.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and manage multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
  • The intelligence, maturity, and sound judgement necessary for interfacing with major donor prospects.
  • Knowledge of moves management strategies and techniques.
  • Deadline-driven with high attention to detail.
  • Experience with databases, preferably Raiser's Edge.
  • Proficiency in Google platforms and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Must have the ability to work occasional nights and weekends.
  • Must have the ability to travel as needed.
  • Appreciation for the important role that higher education and an art and design education plays in the world.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with diverse staff, as well as demonstrate intercultural competence; and an understanding of the important role of diversity, equity, and inclusion to institutional advancement.


Application Instructions:
To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/89590

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.




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