Major Gifts Officer, The Arts and Benton Museum of
ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE: Located near Los
Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of
the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887,
Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging
curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a
range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a
member of The Claremont Colleges.
JOB PURPOSE: The Major Gift Officer will be
responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive
fundraising strategies for securing philanthropic support from a
portfolio of approximately 125 major and principal gift prospects.
The Major Gift Officer will support the Benton Museum of Art and
other college and campaign priorities, as assigned, in the arts
that include music, theater, and dance. The Major Gift Officer will
be responsible for regional fundraising duties through a donor
centric model of sustained fundraising success. The Major Gift
Officer will support new ideas, encourage interaction and teamwork,
and be fully integrated in preparation for the most aspirational
and comprehensive capital campaign in the history of the
Candidates must have the ability to build productive
relationships with a variety of constituents, including alumni,
parents, and friends of the College. Demonstrated experience
cultivating and solicitating major gifts is essential, and campaign
experience is highly desirable. The officer must demonstrate
familiarity with a variety of fundraising concepts and demonstrate
a command of industry standards and procedures. The position
requires judgment and ability to act independently to accomplish
annual goals while building a sustainable donor pipeline.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications,
marketing, journalism, business administration, or a liberal arts
Experience: Six years demonstrable experience in
the areas of major gifts fundraising in a medium to large
development operation with a diverse portfolio of prospects
preferred. Experience in complex nonprofit organizations. A record
of successfully soliciting and closing six and seven figure gifts.
Fundraising experience in the arts or museums is strongly
preferred, as is working in a campaign environment.
Experience in an academic setting is strongly preferred, as is
working in a campaign environment.
REQUIRED HOURS: The regular hours for this
full-time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Holiday, weekend, and evening work hours will be required. Travel
will be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the
College or division.
ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS: For a full
description of the position, please view the job posting
online. Apply online and submit your resume and cover
POMONA COLLEGE REWARDS: Pomona College
offers a wide variety of benefits and perks including health,
dental, and vision plan options; paid time off; flexible spending
accounts; retirement benefits; tuition assistance; fitness and
wellness programs; rideshare incentives; and so much
Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive,
and equal opportunity employer.