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Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
The Senior Advancement Officer works to identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit major and planned gifts from alumni, parents and friends of the College, manages a list of tracked major gift prospects including stewardship plans; and engages in a high level of prospect contact.
What You'll Do
Manage and maintain a portfolio of 130-140 major gift prospects.
Identify potential prospects for the research team.
Schedule a personal visit to qualify them as major gift prospects after research is complete.
Develop and implement comprehensive cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for these prospects.
Collaborate with the research team and major gift colleagues.
Work both independently and in concert with Deans, faculty, faculty emeriti and volunteers.
Coordinate with Annual Giving, Foundation Relations, Donor Relations and Prospect Research to develop and implement strategic plans to strengthen, deepen, and expand relationships with donors and potential donors.
Attend appropriate College events, programs and meetings.
3 years of experience with Fundraising/Project Management.
3 years Personal Solicitation.
2 years Prospect Management.
1 year Donor Stewardship.
Ability to honor and work with all identities and individuals, particularly those who are underrepresented in the country and/or at Lewis & Clark College.
Nice to Haves
5 years of relevant work experience
37.5 hours per week
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Commensurate with experience
Frequent travel required.
Moderate amount of lifting of light weight (up to 15 lbs.) to medium weight (15 to 35 lbs.), climbing or physically tiring work.
Please upload your cover letter on the My Experience screen in the resume section.
The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only if students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds are present in significant numbers within our learning community. In creating and sustaining such a community, we engage, to the extent possible, in practices that will ensure a high degree of diversity on our campus, simultaneously meeting the highest standards of academic excellence of which we are capable.
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.
Eligibility to Work
In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Internal Number: R-001012
About Lewis & Clark College
Lewis and Clark is a private institution with a public conscience, a residential campus with global reach. Students and faculty throughout all three of Lewis & Clark’s schools—the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and the Law School—pursue new ways of knowing by combining classic liberal learning with pioneering collaboration. Located in Portland, Oregon, the student experience is enhanced by the inspiring beauty of the college's natural setting on 137 wooded acres in Portland’s southwest hills.