Development Officer - Major Gifts

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Saint Marys City, Maryland
Mar 17, 2021
Apr 21, 2021
Full Time

St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting résumés for the position of Development Officer – Major Gifts.  The Development Officer - Major Gifts is responsible for soliciting, cultivating and stewarding major gift donors ($10,000+) to St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The Development Officer manages a portfolio, engaging prospects and donors in campaign priorities and in contributing to the success of the College’s students. The position is vital to generating enthusiasm for investing in the College and for developing lasting relationships. The Development Officer – Major Gifts will also help build the major gift pipeline and promote planned giving opportunities.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred; minimum of five years of experience in fundraising in a nonprofit, higher education or comparable setting; and must have demonstrable experience in soliciting and securing major gifts. Must be highly organized, a strong communicator, detail-oriented, and demonstrate a proven ability to meet deadlines and metrics.   Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel is required. Experience with planned giving and with development databases like Raiser’s Edge is a plus. Above all, the candidate must have a passion for soliciting gifts that have impact and meaning to both the benefactor and the recipient(s). Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered.  Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college.  Undergraduate and residential in nature, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1600, St. Mary's emphasizes excellence in teaching.  The institution was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1997.  The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and close proximity to the amenities of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Richmond.

St. Mary’s College ( embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission.  We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity.  Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé (including e-mail address), and three references and submitted online at:  Questions may be directed Karen Raley at 240-895-4282.

Review of résumés will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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