Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic
liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic
excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive
Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant
experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education
institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed
to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social,
moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence
College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is
essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives
to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the
global environment in which we live and work.
The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s
capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational
offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally,
Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from
New York City.
For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S.
News & World Report
“Regional Universities – North
Category” and has been commended by several other ranking
Major Gifts Officer
Manage a portfolio of approximately 150 major gift prospects with
an average capacity of $100,000+ at various stages of their
relationship with the College. Devise and execute individual
strategies for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and
stewardship of prospects with a heavy focus on face-to-face
- Manage a portfolio of 150 major gift prospects with an average
capacity of $100,000 in assigned geographic regions, soliciting and
securing major gifts for the identified priorities of the College;
secure annual fund leadership gifts from prospects not yet ready
for major gift level solicitation.
- Qualify and cultivate a pipeline of prospects who have the
capacity and the inclination to make major gifts. Develop and
implement individual strategies for each prospect within
qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship to
enhance relationships with the College and continue along the moves
- Complete a minimum of 140 face-to-face visits with prospects in
various stages of their relationship with the College. Utilize
various communication methods to keep donors informed and connected
to the College.
- Work to maximize fundraising productivity; provide staff
support for volunteer committees, and develop productive working
relationships with staff, faculty, deans, administrators, and key
- Assume primary development responsibility for specific
geographic regions, including select events and programs for major
gift prospects. Maintain a regular presence in geographic areas
with assigned prospects. Manage individual regions execution of
development events, including cultivation and stewardship
- Summarize face-to-face visits, outreach and communication, and
proposal details via contact reports on donor record. Utilize
Affinaquest to input data.
- Perform other duties as may be required.
Education and Experience Required
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required
- Three to five years of fundraising or related experience in
higher education or an equivalent combination of education and
- Proven success in cultivation and solicitation of gifts at or
above the $50,000 level
- Demonstrated ability to form and leverage relationships with
prospects and donors
- Highly motivated, self-starter that is goal oriented
- Must possess an outgoing and positive personality,
collaborative working style, and an enthusiasm for building bridges
between and among key stakeholders
- Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal
- Excellent working knowledge of personal solicitation,
fundraising strategies, and cultivation and stewardship for
- Ability to handle highly confidential prospect information
- Ability and willingness to travel extensively.
If other, please enter regular schedule.
Providence College does not discriminate against any person because
of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except
where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual
orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran
status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from
time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist
on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with
the program. The College will request and expect its agents and
those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of
this important program.
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed To Apply
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation