Senior Major Gift Officer
Corban University is a leading Christian university in the Pacific Northwest which is in the process of starting an Agri-Science program. Corban provides a diverse and customized range of degrees and has a global footprint which includes South America, Africa, Europe, and in Southeast Asia.The new Senior Major Gift Officer (MGO) will be responsible for major giving initiatives focused on developing the Agri-Science program.This position is located in Salem Oregon which is forty-five minutes south of Portland. This position is new for Corban University, reporting directly to Mr. Steve Sammons, Vice President of Advancement and Marketing. The candidates we’re seeking have the following profile:Experienced fundraiserDrivenLeaderCollaborativeGo-getters ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Will qualify a group of caseload donors.Will create individual goals for each person on his or her caseload based on the donor's history of giving and the University's knowledge of that donor's potential.Will create a plan for each donor that will serve as a foundational communication and marketing plan for each person on the caseload. Will faithfully and on a timely basis execute that plan so individuals on the caseload are retained and upgraded.Will work with collaboratively to secure appropriate project information, including budgets, and create offers, proposals and asks that will be used with persons on the caseload to secure gifts.Will create monthly reports as required by management that accurately reflect caseload activity and performance.Will perform other major donor activities as may be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Ability to qualify caseload donors that represent the highest giving potential for the organization.Ability to create reasonable financial goals for each donor, which is based on the donor's giving and the potential.Ability to create a personal contact and ask plan that takes into account the individual donor's interest, motivations, giving patterns and ask preferences, for each donor on his or her caseload, in a timely and cost-effective manner, and retains and upgrades donors.Ability to secure project and organization information and create and write effective offers, proposals and asks. Ability to secure information that can be sent back to donors to report on how their money was used.Ability to create timely reports that reflect caseload and SMGO performance.Ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership and major gift donors in order to develop relationships between them and the University.Ability to manage people, process, deadlines and budget while adhering to the policies and procedures of Corban University and ability to get along with peers, subordinates and management and maintain a positive and constructive attitude while solving problems. Ability to protect the mission, goals and values of the University organization. QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor's degree in related area required and/or equivalent experience/training.Five to seven years successful experience in major or planned gift fundraising preferably in higher education.Interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the University’s fundraising priorities through developing excellent relationships with faculty, senior academic leaders, trustees, volunteers, and the advancement office team.Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.Successful experience in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments.Proficiency in the use Microsoft Office Suite products; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar donor constituent software.Must be willing to travel. If you are personally interested in this opportunity and feel you meet the profile, please reply with your resume, which is ‘for our eyes only.’ We’ll review it and respond back to you as to potential fit.Apply for this job.