Major Gifts Officer, Athletics

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    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Reporting to the Sr. Associate Athletics Director for Development, the Major Gifts Officer for Athletics will devise strategies and be responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship to advance donor levels with gifts up to $25,000 on an annual basis.  The Major Gifts Officer meets or exceeds portfolio metrics including but not limited to:

    * Manages a portfolio of 150-200 donors and prospects, focusing on soliciting and closing major gifts at the $50,000+ level, special gifts, and leadership level annual gifts (Conwell Level+). Identify and qualify prospects, engage and cultivate current and prospective donors, and steward donors;

    * Goal of 15-20 face to face visits per month and 24 major gift proposals delivered, and 100 annual proposals delivered;

    *Responsible for increasing portfolio giving at a rate of 10% per year;

    *Create, track and run necessary Annual Giving reports and stats weekly;

    *Responsible for logging metric and contact information into the University system;

    *Motivates administrators, coaches, staff, and volunteers to participate in the development process and solicitation of gifts;

    *Assists in the execution of special events and staffing of volunteer groups;

    *Oversees specific giving initiatives, events, and projects for donor acquisition, portfolio building, and donor participation;

    *Ability to develop and sustain collaborative and supportive relationships with internal and external colleagues and prospects and maintain a positive and constructive attitude while solving problems;

    *A driven, self-starter who exhibits intellectual curiosity, is goal-oriented, and can effectively build trust and establish partnerships with a diverse group of individuals and personalities;

    *Fluency with database systems, Excel, Word, and other standard programs;

    *Demonstrated success with developing and sustaining relationships with key donors, volunteer leadership, and senior staff;

    *Flexibility and willingness to adjust to a dynamic University work environment;

    *Superb oral and written communication skills;

    *Ability to travel and work evening and weekend hours

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Education & Experience:

    Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience in non-profit fundraising.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  Proven successful experience in individual fundraising.

    Required Skills & Abilities:

    * Demonstrated interpersonal skills and relationship building competencies, and excellent oral and written communication skills

    * Demonstrated understanding of the complexities of an urban university and the ability to represent its goals to multiple constituents persuasively

    * Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities

    * Demonstrated capacity to work effectively as part of a team

    * Demonstrated experience with and utilization of relational databases and computer systems

    * This position requires a background check


    * Experience working in collegiate athletics

    Please note this position will temporarily work remotely, the duration of remote work will be at the discretion of Temple University and the department.

    Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless

    of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

    Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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    Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-STAR Aramark Building 1816 N. 15th Street
    Job: Staff
    Schedule: Full-time
    Shift: Day Job
    Employee Status: Regular
    Posting ID: 619924464Posted: 2021-05-17Job Title: Major Gift Officer