The Senior Philanthropy Officer is responsible for fundraising
activities and strategies designed to increase giving to Mount St.
Joseph University by alumni and friends of the University. The
Officer is primarily responsible for identifying, cultivating,
soliciting, and stewardship of major gifts from alumni and friends
of the University, helping to ensure the growth of a sustainable
foundation of philanthropic support.
- Manage a portfolio of 75-100 active major gift prospects
capable of making gifts of $10,000 or more to the University.
- Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a broad variety of
donors including alumni, corporations, foundations, and all other
constituencies interested in supporting Mount St. Joseph
- Direct and implement fundraising strategies in conjunction with
the Vice President of Institutional Advancement.
- Contribute toward the development of materials including
brochures, case statements, and other media that support the Mounts
- Participate in fundraising initiatives for special events and
projects relating to University development as assigned.
- Prepare and complete reports in a timely fashion to document
activities related to fundraising goals and objectives in the CRM
- Actively recruit and engage alumni and friends of the
University to participate in University events and activities.
- Travel both locally and nationally and be flexible in work
hours including some nights and weekends.
- Actively participate in updating and enhancing the Advancement
database to ensure information is current and accurate.
- Follow the policies of the University in regard to the
processing and acceptance of gifts.
- Actively work toward building cooperative and collaborative
relationships with University Colleges, Departments, faculty, staff
and community entities.
- Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing work scope
and tasks based on need.
- Identify opportunities for improvements to work practices and
offers viable solutions for implementation.
- Proactively engage in problem solving related to tasks in this
position with internal and external constituencies.
- Routinely practice self-monitoring by assessing self to make
improvements or take corrective action to improve performance.
- Completes other tasks as assigned.
May direct the routine activities of division support staff to
assist in the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities
Works toward a previously defined objective with little supervision
and uses a wide range of procedures; plans and arranges own work
referring unusual cases to the Vice President for Institutional
Bachelors degree required. Master's degree and/or CFRE
At least 5-7 years of experience in philanthropy with demonstrated
success in donor cultivation and solicitation; High degree of
competency in moves management, major gift development, donor
communications, and campaign strategy required. Preference given to
an alumna of Mount St. Joseph University.
Working knowledge in fundraising strategies and techniques as
endorsed by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education
- Exhibits a donor first orientation in providing exceptional
service in all responsibilities and interactions demonstrating
versatility in handling people and situations
- Adapts willingly and quickly to changing priorities,
responsibilities, and prospect/donor needs and expectations;
anticipates and identifies prospect/donor needs
- Available for evening and/or weekend work as necessary
- Communicates, cooperates, and collaborates with others to
achieve department goals and University Strategic Plan
- Willingly assists in various responsibilities as appropriate
within the Institutional Advancement Division as required during
high service demand times
- Demonstrates a personal commitment to compassion, kindness, and
respect for all persons
- Develops and nurtures an effective, productive, and respectful
rapport and working relationship with prospects/donors, students,
faculty, and co-workers, maintaining an appropriate level of
professionalism and confidentiality
- Comfortable with written and verbal communication; experience
with public speaking and presentation
- Maintains a high level of accuracy, consistently reviewing work
to detect errors, oversights, or omissions
- Takes immediate and independent action when necessary, assuming
initiative for creative problem solving
- Accomplishes tasks with follow through to completion
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and CRM systems (Raiser's Edge
- Demonstrates understanding of and aptitude for the use of data
in reporting and analyzing trends
- Must have basic competency in budgeting and financial
forecasting and modeling
Work Environment, Physical Demands:
High-level customer contact; strict confidentiality; detailed work;
regional travel for prospect and donor visits
To apply, please upload the cover letter, resume, and contact
information with three professional references via Paycom.
A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.
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Mount St. Joseph University is an Equal Opportunity Employer