University of Utah Job Description
Responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift level prospective donors. Performs work of considerable difficulty in designing, planning and implementing a coordinated program of fundraising activities. Uses advanced skill to establish and effectively manage relationships with critical, high profile prospects.
Bachelor’s degree in a related area, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience), and seven years of demonstrated successful fundraising experience or high-end repeat sales. Six figure fundraising experience may be required of the hiring department. Advanced skill to meet predetermined goals and objectives through effective program/project planning, organization, execution and evaluation. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.
Prior fundraising experience in higher education is preferred.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
The Major Gifts Officer, Sr., is a highly experienced and successful fundraiser. Fundraising goals are significantly higher and broader. Typically solicits gifts ranging in value from six to seven figures.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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