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Major Gifts Officer

Siena College
Loudonville, New York
$66,400.00 to $69,720.00
Start date
Oct 2, 2023

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Company Description

Located in Loudonville, New York - just 10 minutes from the state capital of Albany - Siena empowers more than 3,400 students each year through a transformative journey we call the Education for a Lifetime. All members of the Siena College community work together to advance the College's mission to graduate leader’s intent on making the world more just, peaceful, and humane. That spirit reverberates across our 174-acre campus ranked among the 50 most beautiful college campuses in the country by Condé Nast.

Job Description

  • Siena College is seeking a top frontline fundraiser in the role of Major Gift Officer to engage alumni, parents and friends as partners in supporting the mission of Siena College.  This administrator will join a successful team of development professionals who are focused on building the prospect pipeline, building excitement and support for Siena's next Comprehensive Campaign.  This is a fully remote position.  Essential Duties & Responsibilities Manage an assigned portfolio of 150 major gift prospects; develop ongoing relationships with these prospects and donors throughout the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship process with the goal of soliciting and closing gifts of $25,000+  Travel to conduct 8 - 10 face-to-face meetings per month with those in assigned portfolio Record all interactions and plans in the donor data base, ensuring a high level of accuracy and integrity Participate at and assist where needed with cultivation events Utilize prospect research and other strategies to determine giving capacity and identify areas of philanthropic interest of assigned prospects Build effective and substantive relationships with alumni, parents, friends, administration, faculty, coaches and other constituents to foster engagement, participation and support for Siena College

Annual salary for this position: $66,400.00 to $69,720.00

*The hiring salary above represent the College's good faith estimate at the time of posting in compliance with the Albany County Salary Transparency Law.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree Three years of successful frontline fundraising experience, or a demonstrated comparably successful track record in a related career Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and peers within the university leadership, as well as external partners and volunteers Ability to work remotely Possess strong technical skills which include proficiency with Windows, the Microsoft Suite, Google and Banner or comparable constituent/donor database. Must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills Affinity with the overall mission of Siena College Must have flexibility to work evenings and weekends Travel is expected to be 40% of the year.  Travel will be US domestic but not limited to a single territory Candidates must possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment and must maintain such license throughout the tenure of employment.

A background screening will be required

Additional Information


Siena College offers a generous benefit package to eligible full-time employees.  The benefit package currently includes a retirement plan contribution equal to 10% of an eligible participant’s compensation (as defined under the plan) after meeting the plan's eligibility requirements, and tuition reimbursement and exchange opportunities for eligible employees, spouses, and dependents. Eligible college employees currently enjoy a work schedule that includes half-day Fridays in the summer and an expansive holiday schedule, including up to two weeks off during winter break. Other perks currently include complimentary breakfast Thursdays in the dining hall, access to College community lectures and productions, complimentary College gym and library memberships, discounted and complimentary tickets to Siena Division I sporting events, and more. Opportunities for remote work may be available as well.

Siena cares for and values each member of its workforce and actively supports upward mobility. We are a community of Siena Saints, and as we often say, the world needs more Saints.

*Eligibility for individual employee benefits is determined at the time of hire and is subject to the terms and condition of the individual benefit.

Siena College is a Franciscan and Catholic institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Siena College is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Instructions

Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references


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