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Major Gifts Officer

Randolph College
Virginia, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 14, 2024

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Major Gifts Officer

FLSA Classification

Full-time Exempt

Reports to

Vice President for Institutional Advancement




May 2, 2024

Job Description 


The major gifts officer is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating a program of individual major donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for gifts of $10,000 and more.

Essential functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Proactively and strategically manage a major gift portfolio of approximately 150 prospects. The major gifts officer should make approximately 150 visits annually. Identify, qualify, educate, cultivate, and solicit major gift prospects capable of making major and planned gifts. Meet specific personal goals for visiting and soliciting prospects; complete timely follow-up and develop individualized future strategies for prospects.  Carefully track activities and contacts with major donors and prospects, and promptly submit reports on activities and results into the Raiser’s Edge. Work with the donor relations coordinator to develop personalized stewardship for major donors using designated College resources. Assist with creating presentations and written proposals as needed for major gift solicitations and visit cultivation meetings and assist on an as-needed basis with grant proposals. Work with alumnae and alumni relations staff to support activities and events of the College advancement effort. Work with other institutional advancement staff to support the major gift process. Coordinate efforts with members of the administration and faculty as needed to advance the goals of the department and the mission of the College.  Serve on College and institutional advancement committees as needed. Assume other responsibilities as assigned.  


Excellent oral and written communication skills and persuasive ability. Clear understanding and appreciation of the mission, goals, and objectives of Randolph College and ability to translate this into creative and successful fundraising strategies.  

Supervisory responsibilities



Work environment

Typically works in an office environment.

Physical demands

May lift 10/15 pounds in the office and heavier suitcases when traveling; may walk and bend in the performance of job functions.

Travel required

Travel could be frequent. Evening and weekend work is required.

Required education and experience

Bachelor’s degree required. 

Preferred education and experience

[Indicate requirements that are job-related and consistent with business necessity]

Three to five years of experience in higher education fundraising or another nonprofit environment. Self-starter with experience in directly soliciting prospects and a track record of success in closing major gifts. Freedom and willingness to travel extensively and work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.  


Additional eligibility requirements


Work authorization/security clearance requirements N/A

Affirmative Action/EEO statement

If you are an applicant who requires reasonable accommodation to apply, you may contact the Director of Human Resources. The Randolph community values and supports diversity and an inclusive environment. We are particularly interested in hiring candidates who will enrich the diversity of our campus. Randolph is an EOE employer.

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 



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