Major Gift Officer - 501300
The Major Gift Officer is responsible for soliciting and
securing five, six and seven figure gift commitments to advance the
strategic priorities of the University of Richmond. The Major Gift
Officer will be responsible for managing a regional portfolio of
rated prospects who have the inclination and/or capacity to make a
major gift. This will include establishing and achieving annual
performance metrics on an individual and team basis.
- Manage a portfolio of assigned major giving prospects. Through
personal and virtual engagement (minimum of 11-14 meetings per
month), identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, close, and steward
university prospects for major and potential principal level gifts.
Partner with Gift Planning to grow Charter Associate membership.
- Formulate and implement strategies for short-and long-term
giving outcomes, devising performance metrics, and collaborating
with regional major and leadership giving officers as well as the
Director of Parent Giving. (10%)
- Ensure compliance with prospect management guidelines for data
entry and metric tracking. (10%)
- Attend regularly scheduled University, Advancement,
Development, and individual meetings. (5%)
- Demonstrated record of soliciting and closing five and
six-figure philanthropic gifts.
- Ability to exercise good judgment, demonstrate an understanding
of the ethical principles associated with working in development,
and to use discretion in interactions with members of the
University of Richmond community.
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, along with the
ability to work with diverse internal and external
- Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team
environment with a high degree of collegiality; honesty and
transparency are two other important abilities.
- Strong written, communication, organizational, and analytical
skills as well as a sense of humor.
- Required: Must have a valid Driver's License and be able to
produce a driving record with a minimum of 3 years of driving
history in good standing
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor's degree required
- Minimum of four to six years of experience in fundraising or
equivalent years of experience with a proven track record of
success. Higher education fundraising preferred.
- Full-time, exempt position
- Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75
hrs./week with extended hours as necessary
- Seasonal, evening, and weekend work will be periodically
required throughout the year (e.g. Charter Associate events,
Homecoming Reunion, etc.)
- Frequent travel is expected
SALARY STRUCTURE: Pay Grade 9
The University of Richmond requires COVID-19 vaccinations for
all students, faculty, and staff. The University allows exemptions
to this requirement for religious, medical and strong personal
conviction reasons. All newly hired employees must report their
status within the first two weeks of employment.
At the University of Richmond, we're creative, inclusive, and
determined. We're Spiders, and our mission is to create positive
change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from
downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy
of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and
cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions.
There's only one place like Richmond.
UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and
student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which
values the expression of differences in ways that promote
excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and
institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our
academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and
candidates who support diversity. EOE