Law Development Officer - 502496
The Law Development Officer, reporting to the Senior Director of
Development & Alumni Relations, is responsible for identifying,
qualifying, cultivating, and soliciting leadership and major gift
prospects for 4- to 6-figure gifts. The Law Development officer
will be responsible for managing a portfolio of high potential
prospects with the goals of helping to build the donor pipeline and
of securing support to advance the strategic priorities of the
University of Richmond School of Law, which will include
establishing and achieving annual performance metrics on an
individual and team basis. The Development Officer will also be
responsible for the Law School's leadership giving program (the
1870 Society) to include execution of an annual leadership giving
campaign and management of The 1870 Society Committee, who aid in
peer-to-peer fundraising. The Officer will be a self-starter who is
forward thinking and able to manage multiple priorities.
The Development Officer is collaborative as he/she works in
concert with other members of the Law School Advancement office,
the Dean, the Law School's administrative team (career services,
student affairs, admissions, communications), the President's
Office, and the central Advancement Division.
- Manage a portfolio of assigned leadership and major gift
- Manage the Law School's 1870 Society leadership giving program
which recognizes law donors who give $2,500 or more to the law
- Serve as a collaborative leader and thought-partner on the Law
- Attend be an active participant at regularly scheduled Law and
University Advancement meetings and events.
- Be a thought partner, providing strategic input on The Law
Advancement team's various initiatives (alumni relations, annual
& leadership giving, prospect management, and donor relations)
and how they may be leveraged to support both portfolio management
and 1870 Society efforts.
- Demonstrated record of soliciting leadership and major
- 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 constituencies
including donors and volunteers.
- Proven ability to work effectively with honesty and
transparency in a collaborative, multi-level team environment with
a high degree of collegiality.
- Strong written, communication, organizational, and analytical
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and set priorities in a
- Skill in the use of Microsoft office and fundraising software
applications, including database management.
- 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 three to five years of experience in frontline
fundraising, preferably in higher education, with a proven track
record of success.
- Computer proficiency is required, and experience with Blackbaud
CRM, or other donor database is preferred.
- A high degree of personal integrity is essential.
- Full-time, exempt position
- Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75
hrs./week; some early morning, evening, weekend work and occasional
SALARY STRUCTURE: Pay Grade 8 (Hiring Range $64,210.00 to
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