The Major Gifts Officer reports to the Vice President for Advancement and plays a key role in securing substantial financial resources that enable Presbyterian College to accomplish its mission and achieve its strategic goals. This development officer is responsible for assisting in managing the major gifts program and ensuring its operations successfully benefit the College.
Responsible for soliciting and securing gifts of $25,000 and higher from alumni and non-alumni friends.
Manage relationships with approximately 150 prospective donors and will be expected to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni and friends of the college.
Develops both long and short range operational action plans to strengthen and grow the major gifts program
Works closely with the Vice President for Advancement and other major gift officers to plan targeted outreach activities aimed at increasing the donor pool and cultivating and stewarding existing prospects
Works closely with other division directors (Annual fund, Alumni Relations, Foundations and Corporate Relations, Advancement Services) in planning innovative outreach activities aimed at strengthening the donor pool and cultivating and stewarding existing prospects
Focus on securing support for a set of campus-wide priorities that include academic programs such as the sciences, endowed chairs, scholarships, unrestricted support, facility renovations, new facilities, and campus improvements.
Provides staff support for Advancement Staff members who are active in fundraising
Trains and oversees interaction with volunteers as needed
Candidate must have a college degree and preference of experience in fundraising
A successful candidate must possess a high level of energy, motivation, initiative, flexibility, and creativity with the ability to focus and prioritize
Interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the college’s fundraising priorities through developing excellent relationships with faculty, senior academic leaders, trustees, volunteers, and the advancement office team
Candidate must exhibit an entrepreneurial approach to fundraising
Candidate must also have the capacity to perform in an intellectually rigorous and complex environment, exhibit personable characteristics, enabling effective interaction with important constituencies, and possess a genuine commitment to the advancement of liberal arts education and to the principles governing development and alumni affairs
A track record of being a team player
Proven interpersonal oral and written communications and organizational skills
A good working knowledge of donor management software such as Raiser’s Edge
The ability and willingness to travel extensively, both weekdays and weekends
Send a cover letter, résumé and list of three references including contact information to Presbyterian College Office of Human Resources, 503 S. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325 or email materials to email@example.com
The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.
About Presbyterian College
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Presbyterian College is located on a striking 240-acre campus of natural beauty steeped in South Carolina history in Clinton, between Columbia and Greenville, S.C. Since 1880, PC has been offering challenging academics and a culture of honor, ethics, and service that prepares students to be leaders in communities, PC offers its students the benefit of engaging with an exceptional faculty who take individual interest in their students’ well-being, both personally and in the classroom. The comfortable, rolling campus has fostered decades of lasting friendships and served as the starting ground for students’ lifelong commitment to serving others.