Eckerd College
  • - Advancement
  • St. Petersburg, FL, USA
  • Full Time

Eckerd College Job Description


Job Title: Leadership Gifts Officer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Advancement
Immediate Supervisor (Title): Director of Major Gifts


JOB SUMMARY:
The Leadership Gifts Officer supports the Eckerd Advancement Team in developing annual
leadership and major gift donors within the context of a personal, affinity-driven fundraising
philosophy.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Under the direction of the Director of Major Gifts, the Leadership Gifts Officer has primary
responsibilities to:
-Identify, qualify, cultivate, and solicit major gift, planned gift, and leadership annual fund donors across the country, with a particular emphasis on discovery visits to alumni and current parents.
-Proactively and strategically manage a portfolio of approximately 150 prospects and donors,
generate a high level of activity and prospect contact; record all substantive activity in contact
reports.
-In concert with the Director of Major Gifts, assist in the formulation of major gift program strategies.
-Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of Eckerd's strategic priorities and goals
-Represent Eckerd College at public functions and community and campus events.
-Work with other administrative and academic departments to coordinate activities to
maximize gift revenue, and to approach donors in a consistent and coordinated manner.
-Perform other duties as required by the Vice President for Advancement and the Director of
Major Gifts.


KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
-Excellent written and verbal skills.
-A flexible and adaptable team player with outstanding planning and organizational talents who
enjoys the challenge of setting and meeting goals.
-A self-starter with a proven track record of gift negotiation and closure.
-A clear understanding and appreciation of the role of a private liberal arts college and a
commitment to promoting its philosophy, mission and objectives, and the ability to translate
these into creative fundraising strategies.
-Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with all Advancement staff
and colleagues across campus
-Intellectually curious with a proactive, problem-solving mindset
-Ability to travel extensively and work nights and weekends as required.


EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree, plus 2 to 4 years of relevant experience in educational fundraising or
comparable field.
Experience with Raiser's Edge helpful but not required

Please submit a cover letter and resume online.


Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and an inclusive campus community. Eckerd is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Eckerd College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups.

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