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Company Name:
University of Pittsburgh
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Major Gifts Officer

The Office of Institutional Advancement (IA) works to meaningfully engage alumni, parents, friends, corporations, and foundations in support of the University of Pittsburgh. Through personal visits, coordinated events, targeted communications, and memorable stewardship activities, IA seeks to involve our partners in the vibrant life of our University. It is our mission, and our privilege, to inspire our alumni, stakeholders, and friends, to help us shape the University's future together.The Office of Institutional Advancement places a premium on collaboration, professionalism, entrepreneurship and high energy, and actively seeks to recruit, develop, retain, and promote talented professionals with these traits. The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a regional Major Gifts Officer (MGO) to join a progressive team within the University's Office of Institutional Advancement.MGOs are expected to fundraise from prospective donors evaluated with the capacity to donate $100,000 or more as well as build a diverse and sustainable portfolio within their assigned region(s). In order to effectively manage critical relationships with current and prospective donors to meet both short and long-term fundraising objectives for the University, MGOs must consistently initiate contacts with potential major donors, develop and execute strategies to cultivate and maintain relationships, and participate in the gift agreements as necessary. MGOs will be expected to develop the skills to solicit individual gifts and build a sustainable relationship with the University. Must be willing to travel at least 30% of the time.The primary objective of an MGO is to develop long-term relationships built on a firm understanding of donors' interests, passions, and values. The responsibilities are focused on fundraising from prospective donors evaluated with the capacity to donate $100,000 or more and include: a) securing face-to-face meetings to confirm the giving capacity of the potential donor and to assess their interest in providing financial support to the Universityb) identifying and completing cultivation tasksc) creating strategies leading to gift agreementsd) creating endowment and pledge agreementse) identifying and implementing stewardship strategiesf) maintaining accurate records in the ADVANCE database system

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Bachelor's degree required. Superior verbal and written skills. At least 3-5 years in fundraising, evidence of direct contact with donors, comfortable with qualification approach as practiced at the University, and must have experience with stewardship techniques.Must be able and willing to travel extensively outside of the Western Pennsylvania area.


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