Major Gift Officer

Norfolk, Virginia
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jul 02, 2019
Aug 06, 2019
Full Time

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.