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Reporting directly to the Assistant Dean of College Relations & Development, the Senior Development Officer is a critical member of the College Relations & Development team and is responsible for managing a portfolio of the College's leadership and major gift prospects that includes both individuals and corporations. This position works directly with and on behalf of the Dean and Assistant Dean, and in collaboration with faculty, campus colleagues, and other fundraising professionals across campus is expected to annually raise over $1 Million.
Plans, organizes, and directs large-scale fundraising campaigns which include multiple components for the College of Chemistry. May serve as an expert or lead development professional in a specific academic discipline. Results have a major impact on the overall goals of the program. *Manage a portfolio of 100 - 125 major gifts or corporate/foundation relations prospects, with the capacity to give between $50,000 and $250,000. *Make at least 10 - 15 substantive contacts per month (e.g., significant moves that advance a relationship). *Qualify major gift prospects and solicit gifts directly. Ensure that predetermined fundraising goals are met and raise at least $1M annually. Identifies, cultivates, solicits and/or stewards major gift prospects and donors for the College of Chemistry. Evaluates programs using financial feasibility studies and market research, including planning and evaluating annual solicitation programs and making recommendations for improvements. Writes proposals for solicitation of individual, corporate, and/or foundation prospects for the College of Chemistry. Recruits, trains, and supports key volunteers who assist in advancement efforts. May oversee the work of professional and support staff involved in the implementation of multi-component fundraising programs. May attend functions, meetings and serve on internal/external committees as a representative of the campus, in particular the College of Chemistry. Ensures that predetermined fundraising goals are met.
Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations and public relations. Advanced knowledge of all aspects of the campus, including relevant issues for both the campus and higher education. Advanced knowledge of the campus including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure. Advanced knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, institutional policies, et cetera. Advanced written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Advanced skill in making persuasive and compelling presentations of campus goals/objectives and securing gifts. Advanced skill to meet predetermined goals and objectives through effective program/project planning, organization, execution and evaluation. Advanced analytical, critical thinking, problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills. Skill to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives.
Education/Training: Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
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