Xavier University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Annual Giving Officer within the Division of University Relations. The Annual Giving Officer will help to advance the mission of Xavier University by cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding contributors to Xavier’s Annual Fund in an effort to promote an active and engaged donor population while working to raise funds to meet the annual giving goal. This position is primarily responsible for building relationships with donors across constituencies with an eye towards increasing support at leadership giving levels of $1,000+ by engaging and building relationships with individuals who have indicated inclination through prior university giving or university engagement. This individual will work closely with the current Annual Giving Officer and the Director for Alumni Engagement, as well as Prospect Research and Discovery to support the qualification and identification of new prospects and stewardship of current donors. Some travel and night/weekend flexibility may be required as a primary responsibility for this position is to attend university hosted events and conduct personal visits with donors and prospects. The Annual Giving Officer’s principal responsibilities include the following:
Manage a prospect portfolio
Successfully achieve 150-200 significant contacts per year through personal visits, University events, and correspondence
Promote donor events to engage assigned prospects
Attend select on and off campus events
Develop strategies to identify and prioritize prospects
Work with manager of Prospect Research and Discovery to strategically segment priority prospects
Partner with current Annual Giving officer to assist in retention and acquisition strategies for The 1831 Society
Use development databases and reports to analyze and manipulate data
Collaborate with the Director for Alumni Engagement to fully leverage alumni events to engage key alumni prospects and to build and expand fundraising opportunities within the alumni chapters.
Perform other related duties as requested.
Essential Qualifications: This position requires an ability to thrive in a goal oriented, sales environment and develop and cultivate strong relationships with university constituents. This person must possess the ability to think strategically and to foster a collaborative team environment, strong oral and written communication skills, and the energy and self-confidence to identify and initiate new strategies to grow Xavier’s Annual Fund.
Experience Required: Bachelor’s degree, 2-5 years professional experience, preferably in higher education.
To ensure consideration, interested/qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references on Xavier University’s website at https://www.xavier.edu/working-at-xavier/ by June 4, 2018.
XAVIER UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 998433
About Xavier University
Xavier University is a private university located in Cincinnati, Ohio, providing a liberal arts education in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. Founded in 1831, the University is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation. U.S. News & World Report ranks it No.4 among master’s-level universities in the Midwest, and The Princeton Review names it as one of the “Best 376 Colleges in America.”