|Title:||Major Gift Officer|
The primary responsibilities of the Major Gift Officer will be the cultivation and solicitation of alumni and friends for their annual support to LaGrange College while managing a portfolio of 300 prospects.
Other duties will include, but not be limited to:
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of higher education fundraising experience, to include demonstrated success in soliciting and closing major gifts is preferred; or the equivalent combination or experience, training and/or education as approved by Human Resources.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership and major gift donors for the purpose of developing strong, enduring relationships for the College; interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the College’s fundraising priorities through development of excellent relationships with faculty, staff, alumni, senior academic leaders, trustees, volunteers and the external relations team
Knowledgeable on all planned giving vehicles and regularly updates knowledge through professional development seminars. Develop and maintain current understanding of relevant tax, probate, trust and financial/estate planning information and of the College’s programs, plans and staff members
Strong organizational and time management skills and ability to determine priorities
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Personal demonstrated traits of integrity, discretion, patience, persistence, good judgment and strong sense of self
Extensive travel (up to 50%) is required, to include driving car on extended trips with significant daily mileage
Valid driver’s license and good driving record required and may need to use personal car on occasion
Strong computer skills to include ability to use Internet, make travel arrangements online, use of e-mail for communications; ability to navigate in Raiser’s Edge software to record call/contact report data; ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; and, the ability to use cell phone and institution’s phone/voice mail system.
The job profile document is intended to be generic in nature. It is not intended to specify all duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Additional job functions and the need to work a flexible work schedule may vary based on specific requirements of the department and the College.