Major Gift Officer
The Office of Development at Old Dominion University is seeking candidates for the Major Gift Officer (full-time, 12 month) position. This position will develop and cultivate long-term philanthropic relationships with alumni, donors, and prospects. This position is also responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of private gifts of $25,000 or more in support of advancing the University’s mission. Finally, this position provides major gift fundraising initiatives with respective college dean and faculty, gift officers/development staff, and volunteer leaders to meet funding priorities and maximize philanthropic support for the University.
Required Education: Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree with experience and/or training that equates to a master’s degree.
Required Qualifications: Considerable experience in fundraising, including individual solicitation as a development or major gift officer; or equivalent experience in comparable sales/marketing/client relations will be considered. Demonstrated ability to effectively build and cultivate donor relationships and secure gifts at $25,000 and above. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Detail-oriented with ability to manage multiple priorities. Strategic self-starter and results-driven with a collaborative and team-oriented approach. Knowledge of development principles, fundraising techniques and ethics. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Effective problem-solver. Demonstrated flexibility and ability to manage change and withstand pressure. Demonstrated initiative, creativity and resourcefulness. Ability to travel and work nights and weekends. Valid driver’s license.
Review Date: The initial application review date for this position is July 19, 2019 and will remain open until filled.