The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Office of Philanthropy is currently recruiting for two (2) Major Gift Officer (MGO2) positions. Reporting to the Vice President, Office of Philanthropy, Major Gifts Officer (MGO2) coordinates major gift activities and plans that include cultivating relationships with donors, alumni, and University friends to inspire private donations of funds and equipment to the University. This position possesses proficiency in the area of major gift cultivation and solicitation within University/school and conducts complex work and contributes to measurable University/school objectives. Provides solutions to issues using sound judgment while working under defined guidelines.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
In conjunction with the Vice President, Office of Philanthropy, adheres to a set of annual metrics that is minimally comprised of:
o Maintaining a portfolio of 100-150 prospects;
o Conducting 100 substantive visits/contacts annually;
o Submitting 20 proposals annually;
o Raising $550,000 annually in gifts and pledges.
Solicits prospects to meet the University/school's philanthropic needs. Develops and executes plans for the evaluations, cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects.
Contributes individually or in cooperation with others to achieve assignments and goals. Plans and completes short term major gift cultivation with minimal supervision. Performs short-term, non-routine assignments and short-term projects. May participate in long-term projects.
Encourages and supports development officers and staff in the completion of short-term assignments and projects. Orients or provides training to development officers and staff.
Given latitude within defined guidelines by providing in-depth professional-level knowledge to independently solve a full range complex problems.
Adheres and proposes school standards of operation, policies, protocols, and procedures to ensure compliant, effective, and efficient operations of functions.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in discipline appropriate to position required.
Experience: Four (4) years of development or related experience with one (1) year in major gifts or experience/leadership in higher education or development for non-profit organization.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of best practices in non-profit fundraising, major gift cultivation and solicitation, reporting and receipting.
Knowledgeable of emerging trends and industry practices within development and assigned area.
Ability to use relationship building skills to identify and cultivate new prospects as well as maintain and build upon relationships with existing prospects.
Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research, gather information, solve problems and make decisions.
Ability to communicate and interact with, as well as support effective partnerships with peers, subordinates, and campus and community leaders.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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