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Philanthropy Officer (2 Vacancies)

Posting Details

Job Posting Information

Job Posting Number

S585

Position Title

Philanthropy Officer (2 Vacancies)

Class Title

Staff

Regular or Contingent II

Regular (PIN)

Desired Start Date

FLSA

Exempt

Salary Range

$72,000 - $82,000

Open Date

03/06/2024

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Yes

Duties and Responsibilities

· Ability to identify and understand the needs and interests of major gift donors in order to develop relationships between them and BSU .
· Responsible for researching and identify major gift ($10K) donors
· Comfortable working in a fast-paced, flexible, collegial, goal-oriented and entrepreneurial environment
· Responsible for making cold calls, developing, cultivation and solicitation strategies.
· Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure.
· Maintain stewardship contacts with donors, adhering to the highest ethical standards.
· Demonstrate empathetic disposition and perseverance reflect an optimistic and positive attitude, and convey sensitivity to needs of the donors. Work collaboratively with fellow advancement team members, volunteers and other university representatives to cultivate and solicit donors for institution-wide priorities.
· Maintain an interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting BSU fundraising priorities by developing excellent relationships with faculty, senior academic leaders, volunteers, and the advancement office team.
· Ensure that all donors’ records and interactions are well documented and updated in the donor database.
· Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.
· Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments.
· Proven ability and drive to achieve ambitious fundraising goals.
· Track record of building strong donor relationships and closing major gifts.
· Demonstrated ability to participate meaningfully and creatively in goal setting, long- and short-term strategic planning, and problem solving.
· Excellent oral, written communication and organizational skills.
· Negotiation, critical thinking, and analytical skills.
· Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
· High degree of integrity, initiative, and professionalism as well as sound judgment.
· Self-starter with a resourceful and entrepreneurial spirit and an ability to act decisively.
· Ability and willingness to work outside of standard business hours, including some weekends and evenings, and to travel on occasion.
· Other job related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education

A Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience

Minimum of four (4) years of demonstrated progressive success in major gift ($10K +) fundraising preferred, Experience in higher education preferred.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

· Adhere to the Code of Ethical Principles of the Association of fundraising Professionals ( AFP ) and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education ( CASE )
· Must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts in the six-figure range.
· Ability to understand the needs and interests of major gift donors in order to develop relationships between them and strategic priorities.
· A dedication to promoting the universities fundraising through collaboration with faculty, senior academic leaders, volunteers, and Philanthropic Engagement team.
· Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments and managing competing priorities.
· Demonstrated ability and drive to achieve ambitious fundraising goals.
· Track record of building strong donor relationships and closing major gifts.
· Demonstrated ability to participate meaningfully and creatively in goal setting, long- and short-term strategic planning, and problem solving.
· Excellent oral, written communication and organizational skills.
· Negotiation, critical thinking, and analytical skills.
· Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
· High degree of integrity, initiative, and professionalism as well as sound judgment.
· Self-starter with a resourceful and entrepreneurial spirit and an ability to act decisively.

Conditions of Employment

Working conditions consist of a regular office environment for all functions of the job. 10% of time may be allocated for local travel to from individual donors, funders, etc.. as part of this position.

Please be advised, COVID -19 vaccinations are not required but encouraged for faculty and staff to be employed at Bowie State University. This protocol is subject to change.

Other

Non Union Position.

BSU offers a generous benefits package, which includes 22 vacation days, 13 holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions to Applicant

Quick Link for Internal Postings

https://bowiestate.peopleadmin.com/postings/3509

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents

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