The Senior Advancement Officer is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies for the solicitation of major gifts, including outright and deferred/planned. Manage a portfolio of at least 150 rated prospects that have a capacity and inclination to make a gift of $50,000 or more to support a wide range of university initiatives.
• Develop a working knowledge of Carroll University in general and funding priorities specifically so as to articulate a compelling case for support to all constituents.
• Manage a sufficient prospect portfolio generating 10-15 prospect visits per month leading to growth in the number of completed major and planned gift solicitations. Provide timely stewardship of assigned prospects and donors.
• Assist the Senior Director of Development in the management of prospect and volunteer activities as necessary.
• Provide staff support for appropriate university officials for the purposes of prospect cultivation, solicitation and stewardship as needed.
• Communicate closely with Advancement Services staff regarding information pertaining to major and planned gift prospects, including contact reports, proposal generation, gift acknowledgements and other data important for maintenance of donor/prospect records.
• Assist with development functions, such as capital campaigns, events, screening sessions, presidential briefings, committee meetings, and volunteer activities.
• Participate in Institutional Advancement events, including but not limited to, homecoming, reunion, donor functions (luncheons/dinners, etc.), athletic events that can be utilized as cultivation and/or stewardship activities for prospects and donors.
• Perform other duties as requested, delegated or assigned. Qualifications:
Education and/or Experience:
• Bachelor's degree required.
• Minimum of four years of major gift experience, preferably in higher education or equivalent experience in a related field.
• Demonstrated successful track record in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and planned gifts ($50,000 and above) is preferred.
• Working knowledge of planned and deferred giving vehicles.
• Knowledge of Jenzabar or other advancement data products a plus.
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to clearly articulate the mission of Carroll University.
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and aptitude to work with people of different ages and temperaments.
• Superior written and oral communication skills.
• High energy level, self-motivated, and self-directed to design and complete complex projects.
• Must also have skills and desire to: multi-task and meet deadlines; be a team player; work collaboratively; understand the principles and techniques relevant to major gift fundraising
• Participation in evening and weekend activities as necessary.
• Demonstration of integrity, positive attitude, diplomacy, tact, and courtesy.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, and Power Point.
• Candidates must be willing and able to support and advance the University mission.
Pease reference job# 1718-074 and submit cover letter, resume and application to:
Human Resources Carroll University
100 N. East Avenue Waukesha, WI 53186
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