The primary purpose of this position is to foster relationships
with donors to generate significant philanthropic support for the
institution. As a member of the College’s Division of Institutional
Advancement (IA), the Charitable Relationship Manager contributes
to the development and implementation of a comprehensive, strategic
program of relationship-building for the purpose of increasing
charitable donations and volunteer engagement for the benefit of
Position Responsibilities and Performance
- Initiate and carry out visits with current and potential
donors, wherein each visit results in the identification of the
donor’s affinity for and interest in the College, and a projected
timeline and plan for the donor’s philanthropic and/or volunteer
engagement with the College.
- Conduct all activities in a manner consistent with the
institution’s mission, vision, goals, and values and industry
standards for fundraising and donor relations.
- In consultation with the Vice President of Institutional
Advancement (VPIA) and the Senior Director of Charitable Relations,
incumbent will conduct a prescribed number of personal visits.
- Incumbent will be expected to identify and focus efforts on
donors who have the capacity and potential to give at the $25,000
and above level.
- Incumbent will be expected to focus solicitations and proposals
on projects and other priorities as identified by the VPIA and the
President of the College.
- Bachelor’s degree and a preferred minimum of five years of
demonstrated successful fundraising experience in personal gift
- Preference for prior experience in higher education fundraising
and donor relations.
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Ability to travel including overnights and weekends;
approximately 40% of the position’s full-time status will be
allocated to travel.
Extensive travel will be required for this position. In
accordance with Westminster College policies, employees must have
proof of COVID-19 vaccination on file with Human Resources prior to
beginning College-sponsored travel.
To apply please send a cover letter, resume, and the names
and contact information for at least three professional references
Preference will be given to applications received by August
Westminster College is an Equal Opportunity Employer,
enhancing learning through diversity and inclusion. The College is
a nationally recognized liberal arts college, known for its
collaborative environment, outstanding experiential learning
programs, and focus on student success. Related to the Presbyterian
Church (U.S.A.), Westminster was founded in 1852 as one of the
first colleges in the country to offer the same degrees to all
people, regardless of gender, race, or religion. Around 1,200
undergraduate and graduate students benefit from close personal
attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors, 10
pre-professional programs and 80 organizations. Westminster’s
historic campus is located in New Wilmington, PA, a beautiful rural
setting near Pittsburgh and Cleveland.