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Leadership Gift Officer

Lasell University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Jan 4, 2024

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations
Academic Centers
Employment Type
Full Time

Leadership Gift Officer

Lasell University seeks an experienced, collaborative and results oriented Leadership Gift Officer (LGO) to join the University Advancement team as we are ramping up for the largest comprehensive campaign of the university's history. The LGO is an essential member of the Division of University Advancement (UA) and is an exceptional, solutions-oriented professional, responsible for working closely with alumni, donors and campus partners to build meaningful, holistic relationships. This position reports to the Vice President for University Advancement.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success assisting donors in realizing their passions and interests through their philanthropic giving, preferably within higher education. Lasell University and UA are committed to creating a campus and alumni community that recognizes diversity and intercultural competence as integral components of excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area. Employees who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives help our community thrive, learn, and grow and are key contributors to our strategic vision. Lasell practices a flexible work model and this position may be eligible to work partially remotely.

The statements below are intended to describe the principal duties of the person or persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities. Lasell University has the right to add or change the job responsibilities at any time.
  • Qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individuals who have the interest and capacity to provide leadership giving support to Lasell ($1,000 - $25,000).
  • Creating and executing individualized plans that inspire and engage Lasell's supporters and potential donors to give generously and become more engaged with the institution.
  • Working collaboratively across campus and UA to understand and represent the full range of activities at Lasell and to effectively articulate the University's fundraising priorities in person and in writing.
  • Traveling to meet with individuals, including traveling with and staffing faculty and leadership on visits and at events.
  • Assisting in short- and long-term strategic planning for UA.
  • Maintaining regular communication with individuals and providing complete and timely records of contacts.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate will be a development professional who enjoys working in a fast paced, team environment. Being a well-organized, personable professional with strong initiative and great communication skills are also necessary for success. We believe in Lasell University and we're looking for a team member who shares our desire to work hard, have fun, and create new opportunities for donors to support this thriving institution.

Minimum Education level:
Applicants with a bachelor's degree also need a minimum of two years of frontline fundraising experience.

Computer skills:
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Other Requirements of the Job:
  • Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse constituents including faculty, staff, students, community leaders and individuals of all backgrounds to honor a donor's philanthropic goals while advancing the institution's mission, goals, and values.
  • Excellent oral, written skills and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to oversee a broad spectrum of activities concurrently and meet required deadlines.
  • Must work autonomously as well as interact effectively as a team member on myriad tasks and special events/projects.
  • Ability to adapt one's communication styles, approaches, and skills in a manner that reflects an appreciation for, and commitment to, our increasingly diverse workplace and alumni community.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, proficiency with email, internet, and research database.
  • This position requires extensive travel locally, regionally, and nationally.Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Must maintain the highest ethical standards for confidentiality

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement
  • Tuition benefits
  • Generous time off

Interested candidates should upload a letter of interest, resume and the information of three (3) references using the forms below. Review of resumes will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Lasell University is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.

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