Major Gift Officer 3

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Maryland, United States
$110,000.00 - $130,000.00
Closing date
Feb 23, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Employment Type
Full Time
The University of Maryland Baltimore Office of Philanthropy has an exciting opportunity for a Major Gift Officer 3 (MGO3). The MGO3 will be responsible for in-depth knowledge of campus wide community-focused giving opportunities in schools, centers, and offered by the institution as a whole for the purpose of collaborating across schools and units as well as advocating community-based philanthropy to individual, corporate, and foundation donors. While focusing on funds and programs whose beneficiaries are the citizens of Baltimore City, the MGO3 may partner with philanthropy officers across the units to solicit funds for priority programs and initiatives.
UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. This position participates in a retirement program that must be selected and is effective on your date of hire. Exempt regular staff receive a generous leave package that includes over 4 weeks of vacation accrued each year, paid holidays, unlimited accrual of sick time, and comprehensive health insurance; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).
Primary Duties:
  • Develops a set of annual metrics that is comprised of: Total $’s Raised (i.e. $500K-$1M); Proper Portfolio Size; Number of proposals presented and Number of Substantive Visits/Contacts.
  • Builds and maintains a pipeline of individual, corporate, and foundation donors to community philanthropy funds of $500,000 gift commitments or greater.
  • Analyzes the effectiveness of Community Philanthropy programs and recommends improvements or new strategies. Works closely to support the philanthropic needs of the Assistant VP for Community Outreach.
  • Complements philanthropy officers in the schools and Central Philanthropy who are focused on support of student, faculty, and research priorities. May solicit funds for priority program and initiatives both school-specific and university-wide.
  • Devises and leads campus-wide strategy for community philanthropy, and reports on the activity, results and impact of community philanthropy to internal and external audiences.
  • Provides Staff support to the UMB Foundation’s Board of Trustees’ Community Engagement Committee.
  • Supports individual UMBF Trustees as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  Qualifications:    Education: Bachelor's degree.
Experience: Five (5) years of philanthropy experience with at least two (2) years of managing prospects in a higher education or equivalent fundraising experience.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:   Knowledge of position requirements. Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently. Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Respect and Integrity, Well-being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery.
  Hiring Range: $110,000 - $130,000 (Commensurate with education and experience)
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at  
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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