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Major Gifts Officer

Company: Indiana University
Location: South Bend
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:


  • Plans and participates in solicitation efforts for major, planned, and/or principal gifts from alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and other constituents and supporters of the university. Solicitation efforts are primarily in person through repeated contact, but may vary to include email, direct mail, social media, and phone communications. Fundraising outreach may be focused on programming, capital campaigns, named faculty chairs, or funds/needs within one school or department or may span multiple schools or departments.
  • Cultivates donor relationships through regular communications and outreach events; updates, maintains, and forwards prospective and current donor files and information to other development officers as necessary.
  • Regularly solicits and closes gifts up to $250,000, with an emphasis on annual giving and encouraging multiyear commitments.
  • In coordination with manager, sets annual funds targets, contacts, and timelines by campaign. Tracks progress toward goals, reporting or presenting figures on a regular basis to manager, team, and/or department/school representatives. Progress may be monitored via an incentive plan.
  • Creates and distributes compelling print and digital fundraising materials for each campaign; tracks cost, funds received, and metrics such as return on investment for solicitation and pledge to donation yield.
  • Researches, compiles, and provides metrics, facts, and general operations information about IU and its schools and departments to donors. Regularly collaborates with colleagues in relevant departments and schools and conveys donor questions/concerns related to their willingness to contribute.
  • Provides an excellent donor experience through customer service, active listening, inclusive language, and thoughtful and persuasive discussion, consistently upholding the integrity and mission of Indiana University.
  • May take on increasingly complex special projects, such as reengaging lapsed donors, performing outreach to engage donors in volunteer leadership opportunities, or developing and executing targeted events for potential donors.
  • May delegate administrative tasks, such as preparing and sending digital and direct mail solicitations and closing communications, to other staff. QualificationsEDUCATIONRequired
    • Bachelor's degree in related fieldWORK EXPERIENCERequired
      • 2 years in fundraising, sales, a higher education foundation, or related fieldCombinations of related education and experience may be considered SKILLSRequired
        • Proficient communication skills
        • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
        • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
        • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
        • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
        • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
        • Highly thorough and dependable
        • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure Working Conditions / DemandsThis role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.Work LocationIndiana University South Bend CampusSouth Bend, IndianaAdvertised Salary$70,000.00 - $80,000.00 per yearJob ClassificationCareer Level: CareerFLSA: ExemptJob Function: Development & AdvancementJob Family: Major, Plan, & Principal GiftsClick here to learn more about Indiana University's Job Framework.Posting DisclaimerDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time. This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.Equal Employment OpportunityIndiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.Campus Safety and SecurityThe Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD.Contact UsRequest SupportTelephone:

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