Development Officer - Major Gifts

St. Mary's College of Maryland
Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 18, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Employment Type
Full Time

St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting résumés for the position of Development Officer – Major Gifts. The Development Officer - Major Gifts is responsible for soliciting, cultivating and stewarding major gift donors for  St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The position has the opportunity to conduct some work remotely.  The officer will fundraise regionally and nationally on behalf of St. Mary’s College, including in the greater Baltimore/Washington DC area.  The position helps develop and actively manage a portfolio with a minimum of 100+ major gift prospects/donors (rated $10,000+).

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred; minimum of five years of experience in fundraising in a nonprofit, higher education or comparable setting;  must have demonstrable experience in soliciting and securing major gifts.   The candidate must be highly organized, a strong communicator, willing to travel, and demonstrate a proven ability to meet deadlines and metrics. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Experience with development databases like Raiser’s Edge is a plus. Above all, the candidate must have a passion for soliciting gifts that have impact and meaning to both the benefactor and the recipient(s). Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered.  Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination; medical and religious exemptions will be considered.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the National Public Honors College, is located in Historic St. Mary’s City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C.  St. Mary’s College is non-sectarian, and is one of the nation’s best public liberal arts colleges—ranked near the top of U.S. News & World Report and a Best Value for in-state and out-of-state residents. The scenic waterfront campus is primarily undergraduate and residential, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1,600. The up-to-date curriculum is designed for today’s students who want an active, hands-on education led by professors who are committed teachers and experts in their fields. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and close proximity to the amenities of Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Richmond.

St. Mary’s College ( embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission.  We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity.  Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé (including e-mail address), and three references and submitted online at:  Questions may be directed to Sandy Abell at 240-895-4282.

Review of résumés will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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