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
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED BY THE
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
Minimum Education level
- 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
- 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
- Maintaining regular communication with individuals and
providing complete and timely records of contacts.
- Other duties as assigned.
Applicants with a bachelor's degree also need a minimum of two
years of frontline fundraising experience.
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
- 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
- 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
- Must maintain the highest ethical standards for
- Competitive salary
- Comprehensive benefits package including:
- 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
To apply, visit https://www.lasell.edu/discover-lasell/employment/staff-positions/leadership-gift-officer-.html