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Major Gifts Officer, Athletics and Recreation, Health and Wellness

Pomona College
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 17, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
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Full Time
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Major Gifts Officer, Athletics and Recreation, Health and Wellness

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

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 Pomona-Pitzer athletics and other college and campaign priorities, as assigned, in cross-campus emerging fields relating to recreation, wellness, and health. 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 College.

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 field.
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 athletics and 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 letter.

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 more!

Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer.

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