Major Gift Officer, M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing

Villanova University
September 23, 2023
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Posting Number: 20233722S

Position Title: Major Gift Officer, M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Position Type: Staff Location: Villanova, PA Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants Work Schedule: full-time/12-months Avg Hours Week Department: 604 - University Advancement Position Summary:

Ignite Your Career at Villanova University! Whether undergraduate or graduate, faculty or staff, each community member brings with them a wealth of experiences that enrich our University and shift our perspectives. As a part of this community, your work will improve lives and ignite change!

Why work at Villanova?

  • Join a mission-driven organization. Since Villanova University's founding in 1842, we have been inspired by the values of truth, unity, and love, and are a community dedicated to service to others.
  • Villanova has been included among the nation's best colleges and universities. VU's inclusion again in U.S. News & World Report's 2023 “Best Colleges” rankings is another indication of the University's continued prominence and forward momentum.
  • We believe that an inclusive community fosters an understanding and appreciation for diversity among our students, faculty, staff and administrators. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion works to address issues of equity and justice in a variety of ways including workshops, events and employee resource groups
  • Villanova's most precious asset is our people. As an employee, you will receive a holistic benefits package, generous paid time off, a competitive retirement savings plan, flexible work options, wellness programs including gym membership, professional development, tuition assistance, and more.
  • Villanova University has embarked on a 10-year strategic plan, Rooted. Restless., with the goal of enhancing the Augustinian Catholic living and learning experience for all members of our community. University Advancement is seeking exceptional talent to join our mission-driven team working together toward our shared vision for Villanova, fueled by the generosity of the University's philanthropic supporters as we prepare for Villanova's next comprehensive capital campaign.

    Villanova University is organized in a semi-decentralized model; with College- based development officers supported by central services. The Major Gift Officer assigned to the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing will represent Villanova University and the College of Nursing. Primary duties include establishing and managing effective relationships with varied donor prospects and existing annual and major donors. The Major Gift Officer, under the supervision of the Senior Director of Major Giving, M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, and in conjunction with the Assistant Vice President of Major Giving – Academics, will plan and implement multiple gift strategies in support of the priorities of the College using operating/work plans and stewardship plans; identify and qualify potential donors; design and implement successful cultivation and solicitation strategies. The Major Gift Officer will solicit prospects and identify and motivate those alumni, faculty, volunteers and friends who can advance the development function at the College of Nursing. The Major Gift Officer is expected to conduct 14-16 prospect visits per month and manage a portfolio of 120 prospects per year. The Major Gift Officer will assume stewardship responsibilities for assigned prospects in conjunction with the Director of Stewardship and implement cultivation opportunities for all College of Nursing alumni, parents and identified friends.

    Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and manage a portfolio of at least 120 gift prospects which includes primarily individuals with specific affiliation and/or giving interest to the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing. Be a point of contact for Nursing alumni to engage in the life of the College; encourage participation in activities and evaluate potential for development involvement.
  • Establish and manage effective relationships with portfolio prospects and donors; plan and implement gift strategies using work and stewardship plans. Identify and evaluate potential donors from available research, peer screenings and event participation.
  • Conduct 14-16 prospect visits monthly and assume stewardship responsibilities for assigned prospects.
  • Establish collaborative and productive relationships with the administration and faculty of the College of Nursing; become knowledgeable regarding the College's priorities, programs, events, etc. in order to advance the interests of the College of Nursing and more fully engage alumni, parents and friends.
  • In conjunction with the Senior Director of Major Giving, College of Nursing assist in designing, coordinating and implementing development activities for Nursing alumni, parents and friends including, but not limited to, Annual Fund and Planned Giving.
  • Perform additional duties and assist with special projects as assigned, including support of events, volunteer boards and volunteer committees.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Two to three years' experience in fundraising and alumni affairs desired, with direct personal solicitations preferred.
  • Proven successful experience in individual fund raising or alumni affairs required.
  • Commitment to higher education and a strong desire to associate with Villanova University and champion its mission required.
  • Understanding of the University culture and the process for decision making and program development required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Comfort level working in a team-oriented environment required, but also must be disciplined and results-oriented.
  • Knowledge of general office equipment, including use of laptop computers, required.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

    Ability and willingness to travel required.

    Special Message to Applicants: Posting Date: 08/17/2023 Closing Date (11:59pm ET): Salary Posting Information:

    Commensurate with experience.

    Salary Band: J Job Classification: exempt

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