Detailed Job Description
The Gift Officer is specifically responsible for the development and implementation of individual fundraising donor strategies focused on growing the Annual Fund, including the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of leadership gifts to the Annual Fund.
The Gift Officer carries a portfolio of 150-175 prospects identified as having the potential of making leadership-level gifts.
His/her focus is the growth and maintenance of lead annual gifts from alumni, with a significant emphasis on "pre" and "post" reunion years to build a strong pipeline for Bentley's growing Reunion Giving and Leadership Gifts programs.
Additional Description of Duties:
The Gift Officer is expected to achieve highly quantifiable, measurable goals within the Annual Fund as well as personally contributing to the overall achievement of the goals set for the division by the Associate Vice President and the Vice President of University Advancement as requested.
The Gift Officer travels on average 10 or more days a month, conducting face-to-face meetings and soliciting leadership level Annual Fund prospects for an average of 15 solicitation/stewardship visits a month.
The Gift Officer promotes the overall Annual Fund to our internal and external constituents.
The Gift Officer completes monthly activity reports as directed by the Director of Annual Giving. In addition, the Gift Officer prepares and enters contact reports from prospect meetings into the Millennium database system.
Bachelor's degree required plus 3-5 years of proven educational fundraising experience with a solid record in securing gifts. A comprehensive understanding of higher education development highly desirable. Demonstrated success in program development, ability to work collaboratively with diverse campus constituencies. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. Experience with Millennium database systems a plus. This position requires travel mostly throughout Massachusetts and other New England states as well as throughout the Northeast, generally by car (personal or rental), and occasional travel nationally by plane and rental car. Must hold and maintain a valid, unrestricted United States driver's license, with an insurable driving history as determined by Bentley's insurance carrier.
License(s) Required for the Position
Must hold and maintain a valid, unrestricted United States driver's license, with an insurable driving history as determined by Bentley's insurance carrier.
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