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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
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
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
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.
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
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,
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
Minimum Number of References Needed 3
Maximum Number of References Needed 3
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