Development Officer - Annual Giving

St. Mary's College of Maryland
Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 30, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting résumés for the position of Development Officer – Annual Giving.  This position works as part of the College’s Institutional Advancement Development Unit and is responsible for developing and executing a multi-channel annual solicitation program that grows the College’s private support for strategic initiatives. The position will manage a portfolio aimed at moves management strategies for higher level prospects and donors to augment the major gift pipeline for a comprehensive campaign. The position will develop targeted communication strategies, inclusive of cultivation and stewardship, and craft annual giving themes and messaging that reflect the College’s brand.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or higher. A minimum of five years of experience in higher education, development, or related fields such as marketing is required. Must possess a valid driver’s license.  Ability to travel in and out of state required. The candidate must have strong organizational and planning skills and proven ability in communications/writing and interacting successfully with constituents such as alumni, students, employees, families, and friends of the College.  Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered.  Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college.  Undergraduate and residential in nature, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1600, St. Mary's emphasizes excellence in teaching.  The institution was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1997.  The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and close proximity to the amenities of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Richmond.

St. Mary’s College ( embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission.  We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity.  Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé (including e-mail address), and three references and submitted online at:  Questions may be directed to Sandy Abell at 240-895-4282.

Review of résumés will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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