Individual Giving Officer - Georgian Court University
Georgian Court University
January 10, 2018
Lakewood, New Jersey
Location: Lakewood, NJ Category: Administrative Staff Posted On: Tue Jan 9 2018 Job Description:
The Individual Giving Officer has the primary responsibility to acquire, renew, and upgrade leadership annual giving donors through individual cultivation and solicitation. The role is focused heavily on qualification of prospects, cultivating relationships, and soliciting those with capacity to give gifts of $1,000+ on an annual basis. The Individual Giving Officer will also be responsible to identify and refer potential major and planned giving prospects to the appropriate advancement and development staff. Success will be measured primarily through the number of visits secured and the number of upgraded leadership annual gifts solicited. Annual metrics will also include participation rate of prospects engaged and number of referrals for major or planned gifts.
Manage a portfolio of 150+ leadership annual giving prospects and donors through the cycles of qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
Identify existing annual donors as likely prospects for leadership annual giving, and manage those donors through an annual cycle of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, in accordance with their level of giving.
Complete 120+ face-to-face meetings annually, and collaborate with other development staff to ensure a balanced visit and outreach strategy which includes qualification, cultivation, and solicitation (60%+) visits.
Form collaborative team partnerships with development staff, deans, and other members of the university community in support of leadership annual giving programs.
Proactively identify prospects from the pool of leadership annual giving donors with potential to make major or planned gifts.
Evaluate and report on leadership annual giving activities on a regular basis to determine performance against goals and metrics.
Oversee leadership annual giving donor relations, including Apollo Society membership, stewardship events, access to university resources, and other activities.
Develop skills in the use of Raiser's Edge donor management software.
Integrate the core values of respect, integrity, compassion, justice, and service in all aspects of interaction.
Attend events, including those that may require travel, and those held in the evening and on weekends.
Stay current on trends and innovations in higher education through reading and professional development activities, and share this knowledge with colleagues in Institutional Advancement.
Work closely with advancement services to ensure accurate and complete database records.
Includes travel locally, regionally, and nationally.
Other duties as required.
Education and Experience:
2-4 years' experience in fundraising programs in a not for profit, community college, 4 year college or University.
1-2 years' experience with relationship based fundraising.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must exercise a high degree of discretion and independent judgment.
Must be willing to travel locally and regionally.
Must be well organized and able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, required) and donor databases (Raiser's Edge a plus).
Must be able to work collaboratively with various constituencies and departments.
Georgian Court University: History, Culture and Academic Excellence
Georgian Court University offers more than 30 undergraduate degrees, 10 graduate Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of New Jersey, Georgian Court University is located in residential Lakewood, New Jersey, on a magnificent 156-acre estate formerly belonging to financier George Jay Gould. The campus is conveniently s...ituated 60 miles from New York and Philadelphia and only 10 miles from the beautiful Jersey Shore. Bordering Lake Carasaljo, the site is a National Historic Landmark with magnificent statuary, beautiful architecture and lush gardens, making it a truly breathtaking and inspiring place to learn, study, and live. After a long history as a women's college with coeducational graduate programs and undergraduate evening programs, Georgian Court has become fully coeducational as of Fall 2013. All degree and certificate programs during the day and evening are now open to both women and men.
Open to students of all faiths, Georgian Court University provides comprehensive liberal arts education in the Roman Catholic tradition with a special concern for women. The university offers a curriculum that is broad enough to be truly liberal, yet specialized enough to provide in-depth preparation for careers or further study.
The unique Georgian Court University atmosphere is one of a small college ambiance in a technologically advanced, highly esteemed university setting. Centered around the core values of the Sisters of Mercy, the university offers an extremely safe and nurturing campus environment with individualized attention and guidance.
The Georgian Court faculty is committed to teaching and individual mentoring, with an outstanding 92% holding doctorates or terminal degrees in their field. They are dedicated and caring educators and experts in their respective industries, while demonstrating public service and a personal affinity to our core values—respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.
degrees, and a variety of certificates in a wide range of areas through our three schools: The School of Arts & Sciences, The School of Business, and The School of Education.
Benefits of a Georgian Court University education include: small classes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1; personalized education—faculty members readily available for mentoring ; all classes taught by faculty members, not graduate assistants, and inclusive core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.