- Working Title :
- Major Gifts Officer Intermediate
- Posting Number :
- Job Category :
- Fundraising - Major Gift Officer
- Salary :
- $55,000 - $65,000
- Experience Range :
- 2 to 5 Years
Major Gifts Officer Intermediate
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The primary focus of this position is to manage a portion of the major gifts program for the College of LSA Development office, with primary focus on individual major gifts for the out-state Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio regional territory.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Solicit gifts and negotiate on behalf of the University with potential donors. Coordinate deferred giving activities to ensure the effective presentation of appropriate trust, bequest and deferred giving instruments to volunteers and prospects. Prepare proposals for individual donor prospects and solicit gifts for the College. Assist in the planning and execution of a major, College-wide fundraising campaign as it relates to the University campaign.
Analyze fundraising activities and results and develop immediate to long-range plans for improved fundraising programs.
Plan and direct gift/related personal solicitation activities. Plan and direct programs for the identification and involvement of individuals as volunteers in gift programs and supervise the training and participation of volunteers in the region for gift solicitation efforts.
Provide guidance and recommendations to faculty and unit directors seeking fundraising assistance. Act as liaison with deans, directors, Office of University Development, and unit development officers to develop gift solicitation programs for all schools, colleges and units within the assigned region, and provide field leadership in gift programs on behalf of and in cooperation with schools, colleges and units.
Provide leadership for regional campaign fundraising activities. Direct the identification and evaluation of the involvement of appropriate school, college and unit officers in planning programs and direct the implementation of gift programs in the region. Direct the development and implementation of long-range and immediate plans for individual gift solicitations within the assigned region. Plan and direct University events, including dinners, receptions and visits by officers, deans and faculty, in the region.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
- minimum 3 years work experience; some fundraising experience and/or relevant experience in alumni outreach, sales, marketing, or other related fields
- the ability to travel and participate in evening and weekend activities
- some experience in public speaking and the preparation of written communication
- excellent verbal and written communication skills
Higher salary possible for an exceptionally qualified candidate.
Mission StatementThe Office of University Development maximizes private support for the University of Michigan through high-quality collaboration with the development programs of schools, colleges, and units. We also provide fundraising leadership through the stimulation and facilitation of healthy, productive and life-long relationships with our colleagues, alumni, friends, foundations and corporations.
U-M EEO/AA Statement: The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.