Major Gift Officer

Pennsylvania, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 26, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Lycoming College’s Division of College Advancement is recruiting for a Major Gift Officer.   The Major Gift Officer is responsible for raising financial support for Lycoming College’s educational mission by soliciting individuals and organizations for annual, major and planned gifts.  The Major Gift Officer manages a portfolio of donors to develop and cultivate relationships with alumni and friends of the College to encourage leadership annual gifts and to solicit outright major and planned gifts. 

This candidate must possess high motivation for success coupled with diplomacy, tact and consistent follow through; the ability to forge strong working relationships with others and the capacity for engaging confidence and trust among prospects and donors; excellent written and oral communication skills including good listening skills, and strong time management as well as strong multi-tasking skills.   This candidate must be able to work both independently and as a part of a team.  Must be willing to travel (50% travel / 50% office), work occasional evening and weekend in addition to the regular Monday through Friday, and possess a valid PA driver’s license and acceptable driving record.  

EXPERIENCE and QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor's degree required.  Successful candidates should have experience in fundraising, sales or portfolio management; demonstrated success in development or major gifts preferred. 

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three professional references.  All applications must be submitted through the employment opportunities page (  A pre-employment drug screening, criminal history background check and motor vehicle record check will be conducted post offer. 

Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected residential liberal arts colleges. Lycoming is ranked by Forbes as a Top ROI College and by The Princeton Review as one of The 386 Best Colleges. Lycoming College’s strong endowment-per-student and fiscal acumen provide the foundation to support a first-rate undergraduate education. The College is dedicated to providing a high-quality liberal arts and sciences education including more than 100 majors, minors, and concentrations. Our community of scholars collaborates with and mentors our diverse student body of 1,200 active learners, including 37 percent international and domestic students of color, representing 39 states, territories, and countries. Students compete in 17 NCAA Division III sports, participate in faculty-driven research, thrive in a robust program of internships, and study abroad in more than two dozen countries. Lycoming is located in Williamsport, PA, a city rich in the arts and ideally situated for outdoor recreation. Williamsport is the site of a world-class healthcare system (UPMC Susquehanna), modern manufacturing, federal offices and county seat, energy and natural gas resources, and home to and the birthplace of the Little League World Series. Learn more at

Lycoming College proudly celebrates and values diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive campus community supporting all faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and all who are interested in supporting and contributing to our mission. Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer.