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Major Gifts Officer

Gettysburg College
Pennsylvania, United States
$85,000.00 - $90,000.00
Closing date
Jun 22, 2024

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Gettysburg College seeks a Major Gifts Officer to secure philanthropic gifts in support of Gettysburg College, managing the on-going identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of approximately 125 donor prospects in an assigned geographical region who have been identified as having the financial capacity to make a major gift of $100,000 or more.

Gettysburg College has upheld a rigorous commitment to the liberal arts since 1832. Since before the Civil War, the College has stood as a beacon of intellectualism and socially responsible citizenship. Located in the historic town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the College is within two hours of the urban centers of Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. Students can choose from 40 majors and 40 minors that go beyond the traditional liberal arts education with a focus on experiential learning. An average class size of 18, and a 10 to 1 student to faculty-ratio, means professors are accessible and available to support student success. Its 2,400 students from across the country, and globe, are provided with a wealth of opportunities to get involved outside the classroom. More than 120 clubs and organizations ensure that there will be something for everyone and provide a multitude of leadership experiences. Gettysburg College fields 24 varsity sports—12 for men and 12 for women—that compete at the NCAA Division III intercollegiate level. It is a founding member of the Centennial Conference, home to some of the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges committed to excellence in both academics and athletics. Gettysburg College is recognized nationally and ranks among top colleges in the country for value, programs, and liberal arts experience. The College appears several times on the Princeton Review “Best 388 Colleges” list. It is number 15 in ‘Best Campus Food,’ 16th in ‘Students Study the Most,’ as well as being recognized in ‘Best Value Colleges,’ ‘Colleges That Create Futures,’ ‘Green Colleges,’ and ‘Great Intramural Sports.’ Washington Monthly has recognized Gettysburg as 29th in liberal arts and 43rd in “Best Bang for the Buck” colleges in the Northeast. In addition, it is ranked among the Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report—61st in liberal arts, 54th in ‘Best Value Schools,’ and 49th in ‘Best Undergraduate Teaching.’

"Thank you for your interest in empowering the next generation of Gettysburg graduates to lead lives of consequence and ensuring that our great college fulfills its promise—to our students and the world—that the education we provide will prepare students to engage the complex issues of our time and work to effect change on the greater good. As you consider the opportunity to join the Advancement team at Gettysburg, know that this position exists within a supportive community of colleagues on a spectacular 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg battlefields and National Park. We are confident that if you choose to learn more about our team and our work that you will find a compelling opportunity for your new chapter as well." — Joe Gurreri, Director of Leadership Giving

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus. 


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