This position is responsible for creating a climate conducive to
fundraising by developing and securing gifts of $25,000+ for
Frontier Nursing University’s strategic priorities. Reporting to
the Chief Advancement Officer, the Senior Philanthropy & Alumni
Officer will be responsible for identifying, cultivating,
soliciting, and successfully stewarding qualified prospects and
donors. The Officer will collaborate and meet regularly with
administrators, faculty, and staff to understand major priorities
and goals, and to provide timely information on donor
cultivation. The Officer will be responsible for planning and
implementing successful alumni engagement plans, and will be
responsible for direct implementation of and support of Frontier’s
Alumni Advisory Council.
This position has no supervisory responsibility.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage a portfolio of 150-175
prospects to raise a minimum of $1 Million per year.
Frequent travel required for
in-person meetings to achieve a goal of 100+ meetings per
Work with supervisors,
administrators, faculty and staff to devise specific
strategies and timetables for the successful solicitation of
individuals, including the use of planned giving vehicles: gift
annuities, trusts, and bequests to assure the best use of time,
budget and personnel.
Develop and write proposals and
correspondence to prospective donors.
Utilize Frontier’s donor management
CRM and screening mechanisms to research prospects in preparation
Document contact reports on meetings
and interactions with alumni and friends in the donor management
Keep donors up to date on their gifts
and impact; happenings at the University in their areas of
interest; and major changes within the University as a
Inform departments while moving
prospects through the major gift lifecycle.
Integrate Alumni Relations and
University event activities as a component of the overall
Responsible for the management,
direction and cultivation of Frontier’s Alumni Advisory
Create a yearly plan for alumni
engagement, in conjunction with the Chief Advancement Officer.
Represent the Advancement Office at
high profile events including but not limited to conference
receptions for alumni and friends, events on campus, and networking
events held locally, regionally and nationally
Provide service to the University
through activities such as involvement in FNU shared governance
(e.g. committees, workgroups), FNU sponsored activities (e.g.
charity drives, community-outreach activities), and/or service to
the profession (e.g. presentations, profession organization
Adhere to the elements of the Culture
Other duties as assigned.
Excellent written and oral
communication skills, and the willingness and ability to present to
Superb judgment and the sensibility
to adjudicate wisely among competing priorities.
The ability to work without close
supervision and to make appropriate independent decisions
concurrent with University policy.
problem-solving and analytical skills, including an ability to
translate ideas and concepts into clear, actionable steps.
Superb organizational skills and the
ability to multitask
Ability to work independently as well
as collaboratively with team members.
Excellent computer skills including
Google applications and Microsoft Office. Familiarity with
DonorPerfect or other comparable system preferred.
Extensive travel, nights and weekends
Education and Experience:
Master's Degree required or
equivalent relevant experience preferred
8-10 years of related work experience
in non-profit organization, educational institution, or other
environment of similar complexity.
Strong fundraising credentials with
significant major gift experience; including proven track record of
building and developing a donor portfolio.
Sit at a desk for lengthy periods of time.
Ability to lift 35 lbs.
Ability to travel by vehicle or airplane for visits.
Reports directly to the Chief Advancement Officer
Hybrid (remote and onsite) available after the initial 30 days
of orientation, with identified onsite days required weekly in