Leadership Gifts Officer - Bentley University in Waltham Massachusetts

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Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Join a dynamic leadership giving team as Bentley launches the quiet phase of its Capital Campaign.

This position identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards leadership gift prospects and donors with a capacity to make major campaign gifts of at least $50,000. The Leadership Gifts Officer (LGO) will develop and implement strategic plans aimed at maximizing individual gifts for Bentley University's current comprehensive campaign. In addition, the LGO establishes effective relationships with leadership gift prospects and donors, and collaborates with all offices within the division of University Advancement to meet the fundraising objectives of the Institution.  

Additional Description of Duties:

Manage a portfolio of 150-200 leadership gift prospects and donors.
Collaborate with other offices within the University Advancement division: The Center for Alumni Parents & Friends, Annual Giving, Planned Giving and Stewardship Programs.

Maintain a thorough understanding of Bentley University's campaign and fundraising priorities.

Develop and articulate a deep knowledge of the culture at Bentley University; its history and mission; academic, extra-curricular and athletic programs; and its faculty, students and administration.  

Position Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with 5-7 years of frontline fundraising experience, preferably in an institution of higher education.

Excellent written and verbal communications skills are essential. Experience with and proficiency in any donor database software, and an intermediate command of Microsoft Word and Excel are required. Conversant in basic gift planning techniques preferred.  

License(s) Required for the Position

Must hold and maintain a valid, unrestricted US driver's license, with an insurable driving history as determined by Bentley's insurance carrier.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position requires 25-30% overnight and day travel. Some weekend and evening duties are required.  

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.  

Keyword Phrases

  • Leadership Gifts
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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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