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Senior Advancement Officer

Dickinson College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Apr 27, 2023
The Senior Advancement Officer raises funds through outright, estate, and blended gifts, that will provide support for Dickinson College priorities. Working with a dedicated and highly-skilled team of Advancement professionals, this position specifically supports President Jones’ Dickinson Forward initiative through qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors for scholarship dollars and other strategic needs identified by the Board of Trustees and college leadership. Managing a portfolio of approximately 135 households across a large territory, this Senior Advancement Officer will be expected to travel frequently to meet ambitious visit goals. 

Essential Duties:
This role provides an important point of connection for alumni, parents and friends of the college who are eager to engage with Dickinson. The successful candidate will be expected to: 

  • Maintain a working knowledge of institutional priorities and solicit gifts of $100,000 or more from alumni, parents and friends.
  • Manage the philanthropic relationship of alumni, parents, and friends who reside in assigned regions, that includes, but is not limited to their identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. 
  • Engage with campus partners to facilitate high impact engagement opportunities that align with donor interests.
  • Manage a portfolio of prospects, performing all administrative work essential to keeping information current in the database (prioritizing prospects, writing strategies, completing reports, etc.)
  • Attend on- and off-campus staff meetings and events as needed. Major on-campus events include but are not limited to: Homecoming & Family Weekend, Alumni Weekend, Commencement, and the Scholarship Luncheon. Coordinate with the entire Advancement team to support engagement and stewardship events on campus and at locations in the assigned territory.

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