Major Gifts Officer (71101)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 16, 2023

View more

Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations
Academic Centers
Employment Type
Full Time

Major Gifts Officer (71101)

Location: Brooklyn, NY

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 Major Gifts Officer and have a minimum of 5-7 years of successful experience in major gift fundraising, preferably in higher education, 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 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;
  • 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.

Salary Range: $82,500 - $96,100 + Generous Benefits

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

Experience: Five to seven years’ successful experience in major gift fundraising, preferably in higher education. Knowledge of Planned Gift and estate planning is a plus.

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 judgment 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

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.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert