Leadership Annual Giving Officer

Gettysburg College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 24, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College has distinguished itself as a leader in residential liberal arts

education. The College is consistently ranked among the top 55 liberal arts colleges in the country and offers an intimate and collaborative learning environment with renowned faculty, unique research opportunities, and state-of-the-art facilities. Gettysburg’s campus sits adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. Today, Gettysburg enrolls 2,400 undergraduate students from over 40 states and nearly 40 countries. With 224 full-time faculty, the College boasts a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 65 academic programs. In March of 2022, the Board of Trustees approved Gettysburg’s new strategic plan, “Living Our Promise,” with the goal to inspire students to lead lives of meaning, service, and consequence. The plan advances this essential work and marries the excellence of a rigorous liberal arts and sciences education with a student experience that intentionally integrates learning that occurs inside and outside of the classroom.


As Gettysburg College begins the foundational phase of our next comprehensive campaign, we seek new colleagues who share our team values: self-motivation, adaptability, a bias to act, commitment to each other, planning, collaboration, and communication.


The division of College Advancement has historically achieved engagement and fundraising success. In the last two years, our fundraising activity has doubled and we are investing in ourselves to build on this significant momentum. Collaborating with Washburn & McGoldrick, our campaign consultants, we have strong internal and external support for our fundraising team and the comprehensive campaign.


The Leadership Annual Giving Officer (LGO) is a member of the annual giving team within College Advancement. This 8-person team is responsible for raising annual support for the Gettysburg Fund and the Orange & Blue Club from alumni, parents and friends as well as increasing the College’s alumni participation rate. The team works closely with alumni and parent relations, leadership giving, gift planning, prospect research, donor relations and stewardship and advancement systems. The LGO carries a portfolio of approximately 100 alumni prospects with the capacity to make Cupola Society gifts ($2,500 or more) to the Gettysburg Fund. The LGO is responsible for identifying prospects who should be qualified for a major gift ($100,000 or more) by a major gifts officer. The LGO will also lead all efforts related to the 15th Reunion Class Gift. This newly created position will play an important role in growing the Gettysburg Fund during the comprehensive campaign. The LGO will regularly travel along the DC to NY corridor to build relationships with donors, prospects and volunteers.


Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. At least 2 - 3 years of successful experience in fundraising or the equivalent is strongly preferred. Other relevant relationship management, sales, recruiting, and fundraising experience will be considered. Experience with volunteer management is desirable. The preferred candidate will possess the ability to develop and implement effective cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies that result in new and increased Cupola Society gifts to the Gettysburg Fund. We seek candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of alumni, parents, students, colleagues, and community members. Organizational and time management skills are essential, as is the ability to work effectively both as part of a team and independently. Professional conduct and appropriate handling of confidential information is required.  Must have a valid drivers license, as driving is an essential function of the position.


College Advancement is committed to staff development and exploring opportunities for colleagues pursue their professional goals. We value individual differences and strive to offer a work arrangement that fosters employee satisfaction and retention. The Leadership Annual Giving Officer is eligible to request a hybrid status of up to two days of remote work in accordance with the College’s Remote and Hybrid Work Policy.


Please visit our website to submit application materials through our on-line system: https://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/4462


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Those interested in applying are encouraged to submit their materials no later than July 24, 2022.


Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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