- Working Title :
- Major Gifts Officer Senior
- Posting Number :
- Job Category :
- Fundraising - Major Gift Officer
- Salary :
- $75,000 - $85,000.00
- Experience Range :
- 2 to 5 Years
Major Gifts Officer Senior
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Manage a portion of the major gifts program for the College of LSA Development office, with primary focus on individual major gifts for the specific regional territories as agreed; plan and direct gift and related personal solicitation activities; direct the development and implementation of long-range and immediate plans for individual gift solicitations within the assigned region; 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; 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; 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; solicit gifts and negotiate on behalf of the University with potential donors; plan and direct University events, including dinners, receptions and visits by officers, deans and faculty, in the region; 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. Analyze fundraising activities and results and develop immediate to long-range plans for improved fundraising programs. Assist in the planning and execution of a major, College-wide fundraising campaign as it relates to the University campaign. Provide leadership for regional campaign fundraising activities. Provide guidance and recommendations to faculty and unit directors seeking fundraising assistance.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; 3-5 years of significant major gifts fundraising experience and/or relevant experience in sales, marketing, or other related fields; education training in planned giving; considerable experience in volunteer management and coordination; the ability to travel and participate in evening and weekend activities; considerable experience in public speaking and the preparation of written communication; excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Significant experience in fundraising or demonstration of transferable skills is mandatory.
Some experience in program planning and coordination is necessary.
Candidates with less than 3 years of major gifts fundraising experience or with relevant experience in related fields will be considered at the Major Gift Officer Intermediate level.
In addition to submitting a resume and cover letter through the UM Jobs site, please email a copy of resume, cover letter and two professional writing samples to DMCBidDocs@umich.edu before the posting closes. Please reference the job posting number in the subject line. Candidates who are not in compliance with this full request will not be considered.
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.