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Major and Planned Giving Officer

Employer
Saint Catherine University
Location
Minnesota, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details Position Title Major and Planned Giving Officer Division Institutional Advancement Department/Office Gift Planning Position Summary St. Catherine Universityinvites applications for a full-timeMajor and Planned Giving Officerposition.

Our Development team builds great relationships so we can connect Donor’s passions with current university projects. Planned gifts help St. Kate’s provide and enhance learning opportunities for current and future students. Our dedicated and generous donors are an important part of the St. Kate’s community. Their generosity elevates the institution from good to great – and provides our students with the scholarships, technology, and top-notch professors to flourish and succeed. OurDevelopment and Alumni Relationsstaff are all ambassadors of the University, and theMajor and Planned Giving Officerraises gifts and pledges at the $10K level and above, which contribute to the achievement of the University’s major and planned gifts goals each year. Responsibilities include:
  • Building relationships and soliciting major, restricted, and planned gifts.
  • Achieving fundraising targets in a competitive fundraising environment and potentially in difficult economic circumstances.
  • Balancing prospecting, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Conducting an average of 15 face-to-face meetings a month with donor prospects to advance their movement in the development cycle including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Cultivating donors through engagement with the university’s events and activities or meaningful volunteer roles.
  • Presenting illustrations and educate donors about creative gift plan alternatives.
  • Stewarding relationships with donors through intentional measures including regular communication and engagement in stewardship events.
  • Creating amoves managementplan for each assigned donor prospect.
  • Documenting contact reports following interactions with donor prospects.
  • Effectively build positive relationships with colleagues, volunteers, and donors.
  • Participating in strategy for and execution of special events.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherineenrolls studentsin certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience identifying, cultivating, soliciting and closing planned and major gifts to achieve goals.
  • Experience writing solicitations and proposals, personalizing them for the recipient.
  • Experience or competency with relational databases like Blackbaud or Raiser’s Edge and the Google suite of products.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate of St. Catherine University
  • Fundraising experience in higher education
  • Experience delivering successful campaign results
  • Experience collaborating across departments effectively and positively.
  • Knowledge of the Twin Cities, Minnesota, regional or national philanthropic communities

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service. EEO Statement St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us athr@stkate.eduor 651-690-6565. Application instructions for STAFF VisitSt. Kate Careersto apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. Application deadline is August 18, 2021.

Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations.St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete theirCOVID-19vaccination series unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visitstkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine.
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace


Our university is a proud member of the Upper MidwestHERCand is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: www.uppermidwestherc.org.
Posting Number 20210142-STAFF Posting Start Date 07/29/2021 Application Deadline 08/18/2021 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *HRQ: What is your highest level of completed education?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • ABD
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • Doctoral degree
  2. *HRQ: For any education beyond high school, please list the degree or certification and the area of focus.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. *How many years of fundraising experience do you have?
    • 5+ years
    • 3 to 5 years
    • Less than 3 years
    • None
  4. *Do you have experience in cultivating, soliciting and closing planned and major gifts to achieve goals?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. *What is the largest major and/or planned gift you have closed?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have experience working with gift planning vehicles and complex assets including gift annuities, CRTs, securities, QCD, insurance and real estate?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. *If you have used fundraising databases, tell us what fundraising databases you have used.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. *HRQ: St. Kate’s is committed to making Inclusive Excellence a reality and has identified “Drive a Culture of Inclusive Excellence” as one of six priorities in the strategic plan. Give a specific example of how you have promoted a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion in your current or recent role(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine.

    We include this information to ensure that candidates are aware of and acknowledge understanding of the new requirement.
    • I have read and understand the requirement.
  10. *HRQ: Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
    • Yes
    • No
  11. *HRQ: St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  12. *HRQ: Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  13. *HRQ: How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
    • St. Catherine University employee
    • Academic Jobs
    • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
    • Association of Catholic Colleges/Universities
    • Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • College or University website
    • Council of Independent Colleges
    • DisabilityConnect.com
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • DiversityConnect.com
    • Facebook
    • Google Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
    • IMDiversity
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • LGBTConnect.com
    • LGBTQ in Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • Minnesota College Professionals Association
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    • MinnesotaWorks.net/Minnesota Workforce Center
    • Minority Jobs
    • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
    • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
    • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)
    • OutandEqual.com
    • People of Color in Higher Education
    • Pioneer Press
    • Pollen Midwest
    • Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
    • SimplyHired.com
    • Star Tribune
    • StudentAffairs.com
    • Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
    • Twitter
    • VeteransConnect.com
    • Women in Higher Education
    • ZipRecruiter
    • Other
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2
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