Major Gift Officer-Brite Divinity School
Brite Advancement-12906

Identifies potential donors by reviewing past giving records, identifies individual, church and foundation prospects; manages personal portfolio of existing donors through solicitation, cultivation and stewardship activities.

Solicits gifts and pledges from new and existing donors. Develops and implements donor strategies for each prospect that includes ways to increase donor involvement in the activities of Brite Divinity School.

Presents the case for philanthropic support and explain giving tools; provides follow-up correspondence, phone calls and additional visits as appropriate, assume primary responsibility for donor correspondence to assigned prospects including thank you notes and gift receipting.

Works with Brite’s Alumnae Council and serves as Director of Alumnae Relations; prepares meetings, keep email contacts and roster up-to-date, recommend and manage membership on the Alumnae Council and manages the Distinguished Minister’s Awards.

Supports specials events team by auditing and developing major gift invitation lists, seating placement, recognition.

Maintain staff confidences and protect donor/prospect confidentiality; maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; contribute to team efforts by accomplishing related tasks as needed.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for supporting Brite’s Divinity School’s advancement objectives by promoting the organization’s interests and benefits to donors through annual fund, major gifts and planned gift cultivation and solicitation.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree. Three or more years professional sales, development and/or campaign experience, strategic planning and donor/prospect caseload management. Valid driver’s license. Must be insurable under the university motor vehicle requirements.

Preferred: Master’s degree. Experience working for a non profit agency or higher education.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of planned giving tools and programs. Skilled in effective written and verbal communication, major and/or planned gift experience, and public speaking. Ability to establish priorities and work independently as well as on a team.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Salary: Commensurate with experience and education

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