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Leadership Giving Officer

Company: Assumption College
Location: Worcester
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCategory: AdministratorsDepartment: Institutional AdvancementPosted: Apr 29, 2024Closes: Open Until FilledType: Full-time

About Assumption University:

Assumption University is a comprehensive, private Catholic liberal arts institution with 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption. We awaken in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Our curricular and co-curricular programs provide students with an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. We are a diverse community that welcomes different points of view and embraces all who share our mission. Enlivened by the Catholic affirmation of the harmony of faith and reason and by the pursuit of the truth in the company of friends, an Assumption education transforms the minds and hearts of students.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. Assumption favors diversity, ecumenically welcomes all who share its goals, and strongly encourages people of color and others from underrepresented groups to apply.

The University is in Worcester, Massachusetts, New England's second largest city that "combines the warmth of a small town with the convenience of a thriving city." Job Description:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: In support of the mission of the University, the Leadership Giving Officer (LGO) works to build and enhance relationships with alumni, parents, and friends capable of making a gift of $25,000 or more. The LGO is responsible for qualifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospects and stewarding donors while maintaining essential data within the University's constituent relationship management system. She/he will work with prospective donors to determine their philanthropic interests and how those interests align with the strategic needs of the University.The successful candidate will have a positive, can-do attitude and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. She/he needs to be able to juggle a wide-variety of tasks and projects simultaneously, make decisions independently, as appropriate, and always position Advancement and Assumption in the best way possible. She/he should have a deep understanding of philanthropy and enjoy working with a wide variety of personalities and work styles.ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Conduct a minimum of 150 face-to-face meetings visits annually to qualify, engage, solicit or steward donors. This includes meetings with individuals both on and off campus, traveling as appropriate. Utilize and engage campus community members (Deans, VP's, Department Chairs, faculty, coaches, etc.) in the advancement process as needed.
  • Develop a comprehensive donor strategy for assigned prospects to include annual giving and, where appropriate, planned giving. Provide staff leadership for one reunion class giving initiative, other long-term projects or events as assigned.
  • In conjunction with supervisor, develop metrics around engagement, fundraising targets and database maintenance.
  • By engaging with campus partners, develop and maintain a working knowledge of Assumption University's educational and strategic programs to effectively articulate the institution's priorities. Develop and implement strategies for annual and multi-year plans to retain and increase giving from portfolio, utilizing appropriate goals and timetables for solicitation.
  • Participate in execution of events and programs in support of Development activities and alumni/parent events. This includes on- and off-campus functions.Requirements:

  • Must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the University as well as show an understanding of and a respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption University.
  • Three-to-five years experience in annual, major or planned gift fundraising, preferably in higher education, or comparable work in sales, marketing or other client-management professions
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies. This includes being a good listener and thoughtful questioner
  • Willingness to maintain an aggressive travel schedule
  • Ability to direct and manage volunteers, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
  • Conduct research, gather data, analyze information, and prepare reports and other materials
  • Exercise good judgement, to demonstrate and understanding of ethics related to development activities, and to use discretion in interactions with donors, prospects, volunteers, and others
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Adjust priorities as necessary, independently as well as in conference with supervisor
  • Foster effective working relationships within a team environment, leading by example
  • Apply and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.Additional Information:

  • Interacts with the President's Office, University Deans, administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents, donors, and friends of the University.
  • Extensive travel is required to fulfill the job of meeting with alumni, parents and friends to secure support. That travel may be local, regional or national in scope and take place over multiple days, requiring overnight stays. Duration may be longer the further from Assumption to maximize division budget.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Sitting, standing, walking, and bending are required of this position. Use of a computer keyboard and computer screen for periods of time with close vision and the ability to adjust visual focus plus manual dexterity are required.MENTAL DEMANDS: The mental demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Examples of mental demands include reading (documents), detailed work, confidentiality, language, math, reasoning, oral communications, written communications, customer contact, multiple concurrent tasks, constant interruptions, and performing calculations when necessary.Application Instructions:

    Please be sure to submit your cover letter addressing qualifications for this position along with your resume.Thank you


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