Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a Mid-Level Gifts Officer. This full-time position serves as a personal ambassador of Texas Lutheran University. Responsibility is to both the university and the donor. Primary responsibility is to identify, cultivate, solicit and provide stewardship to mid-level (as defined by the department) annual donors for gifts to Texas Lutheran University through personal and event contacts. The specific objective is to strategically move mid-level donors to higher levels of giving in order to further support the academic quality of the university.
Benefits are competitive. Texas Lutheran University, an accredited university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is located 35 miles from downtown San Antonio. For more information about TLU, consult our web site at www.tlu.edu. Please submit an application, a resume, and the contact information for at least three professional references to:
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Texas Lutheran University is a Hispanic Serving Institution that has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and also is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to diversity.
Position requirements include:
A Bachelor’s degree is preferred
At least two years of experience in progressive and proven fundraising experience or related experience in development, sales, or public relations
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; ability to listen well
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to plan and schedule own work
Ability to facilitate meetings and groups
Ability to handle multiple tasks
Public speaking ability
High degree of judgment is required to deal with complex factors
Ability to make decisions based on conclusions for which there is little precedent
Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality
Membership in ALDE, AFP, or CASE is required
Travel extensively with a goal of visiting a predetermined number of donors and prospects each month
Broaden philanthropic constituency through fund-raising best practices
Be a self-motivated team member while exerting resourceful and creative initiatives to ensure successful solicitation and stewardship
Represent the university at events and constituent gatherings as appropriate
Understanding of and appreciation for a church-related university
About Texas Lutheran University
Texas Lutheran University is a private, liberal arts and sciences university associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). On a spacious 184-acre campus just 30 miles from San Antonio and 50 miles from Austin, TLU offers 28 majors, 37 minors and 13 pre-professional programs. TLU also offers three master’s programs including a new master’s in data analytics. TLU has a highly qualified and dedicated faculty. Classes average 18 students with no class larger than 50 students. Student/faculty ratio is 14:1. The University has 88 full-time and 64 part-time faculty (not including coaches). Eighty-six percent of full-time faculty members hold a doctorate or other terminal degree.TLU has been recognized repeatedly in U.S. News & World Report as a “Best College” and “Best Value” among colleges in the Western region. TLU has also been named one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education for five consecutive years.