Leadership Gifts Officer

Roosevelt University
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$2,000 – $25,000
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Information

Position Title Leadership Gifts Officer

Category Administrative Position Number A99455 Posting Number S0001042 Location Hybrid - Chicago Open Date 05/12/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled? Yes Job Type Full-Time Working Hours Position Summary

The Leadership Gifts Officer forms and grows relationships with individuals who invest in Roosevelt University's mission and vision through charitable giving. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of University Advancement, the Leadership Gifts Officer is an important member of the advancement team and is primarily responsible for cultivating and soliciting leadership gifts at or under $25,000. The Leadership Gifts Officer develops strategies that foster annual pledges and recurring gifts, and they provide support for donor engagement communications and events. The officer collaborates with the development team to ensure annual fundraising targets are met.

This is a full-time, exempt, administrative position located at the Chicago campus.

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Title IX Contact Information:

Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX regulations. At Roosevelt University, the Title IX Coordinator's office is in the Auditorium Building of the Chicago campus, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 204A. They can be reached at (312) 341-3761 or by email.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

A bachelor's degree

A minimum of 5 years of higher education and development experience, or related professional experience.

Demonstrated persistency and ability to cultivate and close on leadership gifts over $2,000.

Ability and energy to build new relationships and communities on an ongoing basis.

Strength in developing and executing strategic and comprehensive fundraising plans to achieve goals.

Ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary and interdisciplinary lines, and to interact successfully with a diverse constituency of varying backgrounds.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to deliver an effective and consistent message and communication style that is compelling. Strong attention to detail.

A self-starter who takes initiative, has an ability to work independently, highly developed organizational and leadership skills.

Candidate must communicate and employ interpersonal actions that model responsible, accountable and ethical conducts.

Demonstrated organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.

Adherence to CASE standards and commonly accepted industry standards relating to fundraising reporting.

Demonstrated computer competency and knowledgeable of Word, Razors Edge database management and marketing automation tools.

Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

Ability to travel in and out of state.

Years of Experience Required 5 Required Education Bachelor's Degree Certification/Licensure Required Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of best practices in development and alumni affairs. Refer to knowledge, abilities and skills above

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree plus 5 years of professional experience related to sales, marketing, development, higher education and project management. Knowledge and experience using Blackbaud CRM system.

Equipment Operated Working Conditions

Normal climate-controlled office environment is provided. Occasional bending, lifting, pushing and/or pulling is required (typically less than 10 lbs of weight). Regular use of desktop computer is required calling for frequent hand/wrist movement and repetition. Moderate level of stress. Frequent travel within the local, regional and national setting.

Priority Application Instructions Departmental Contact Information

Essential Job Functions

Duty and Responsibility

  • Serve as a leadership gifts officer for the university and maintain a portfolio of 200 prospects to include individuals, and select corporations and foundations.
  • Solicit gifts between $2,000 – $25,000 by presenting proposals and developing a pipeline of reoccurring annual gifts.
  • Collaborate closely with the Assistant Vice President of University Advancement and the Associate Director of Development to create and implement strong solicitation strategies for leadership and named gifts, sponsorships and planned giving.
  • Actively engage high-capacity donors through personalized visits, multi- channel communications and university events.
  • Develop a strong understanding of annual giving strategies and initiatives, and provide supplemental, targeted solicitation strategies designed to enhance mass appeal efforts.
  • Schedule a minimum of 2-3 weekly visits (in-person or virtual) with prospective and current donors. Coordinate with senior leadership, deans and faculty as necessary.
  • Prepare timely, accurate and relevant proposals, presentations, and other fundraising materials for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Percentage Of Time 80 Duty and Responsibility

  • Work collaboratively with staff in the advancement and marketing division to ensure fundraising goals are successfully met.
  • Participate in regular strategy meetings with the AVP, other gift officers and the business analyst to closely coordinate and plan individual cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Support and attend alumni and donor engagement events, as well as other University events, as assigned.
  • Record correspondence, meetings, interactions and plans in Raiser's Edge in a thorough and timely manner.
  • Participate in university steering committees, task forces and division sub-committees that serve to advance the interests of the university.
  • Percentage Of Time 20

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have an earned Bachelor's degree?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have 5 years of professional experience related to sales, marketing, development, higher education and project management?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have knowledge and experience using Blackbaud CRM system?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have knowledge of best practices in development and alumni affairs?
  • Yes
  • No
  • What are your salary expectations? Please provide a range.
  • (Open Ended Question)

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  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
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