Advancement Officer

Employer
Northwood University
Location
Michigan, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 25, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Development & Advancement, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Alumni Affairs, Executive, Other Executive
Employment Type
Full Time


Advancement Officer


Northwood University is seeking an individual to specialize as an Advancement Officer. The role will be one of Northwood’s lead fundraisers in regards to major donor gifts, focusing on $100k-to-1M+ donations, working closely with the Vice President of Advancement and Business Development and/or the President to advance Northwood’s major comprehensive campaign.

At Northwood University, we believe in individual freedom and responsibility, moral law, ethical and limited government, earned success and the importance of creativity, free enterprise and entrepreneurship as the well-spring of individual and human progress. The successful candidate will be in agreement with, and will promote, the philosophy of the University and its commitment to the American free-enterprise system when conducting business on behalf of the University. Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the University’s outcomes at www.northwood.edu/aboutus/ .

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assists the strategic campaign initiatives, in conjunction with the Vice President of Advancement and Business Development and President, with a specific focus on increasing the value and number of philanthropic partnerships at $100,000 and above, improving the donor experience, and increasing donor retention rates
  • Builds and executes strategies to cultivate philanthropic partnerships and will effectively leverage Northwood University’s executive staff’s relationships with donors
  • Manages an active portfolio of 90-120 individuals and reports monthly on the following metrics:
    • Makes more than 100 strategic major gift visits annually, with 3-5 strategic/substantive visits per month; including donor and prospect visits
    • Conducts at least 3 first-time visits per month with individuals qualified as potential major gift candidates
    • Makes as least 30 gift requests annually
  • Identifies and strengthens or develops long-term relationships with existing and prospective donors, including scheduling/attending meetings and events, telephone calls, one-on-one visits, and written correspondence to keep donors engaged with and informed of Northwood University’s educational mission
  • Tracks and manages a pipeline of major donor meetings for which the President, and other faculty or leadership team members, may need to attend
  • Serves as a liaison to various volunteer committees that exist to support philanthropically Northwood programs
  • Leads individual proposal writing and year-end report writing for major gift acquisitions and retention
  • Accepts other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Possess at minimum 5+ years’ experience in fundraising
  • Have significant experience in supporting major fundraising initiatives, such as comprehensive campaigns
  • Have a proven record of successful integration within advancement teams
  • Possess a broad understanding of advancement that includes alumni relations, planned giving, annual giving, major gift prospecting, endowed gifts, and other components of advancement processes
  • Work effectively with a variety of personalities and willing to travel regularly
  • Demonstrate digital literacy, particularly in fundraising database systems, Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Exhibit effective interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.
Benefits:

Competitive benefits package available including health, dental, vision and life insurance; retirement benefits; generous leave plan; flex spending plan; and tuition benefits for employee and family.

Please apply online at https://www.northwood.edu/jobs .

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