Major Gifts Officer

Reference: JOB1144
Employer: Seton Hill University

The Office of Institutional Advancement is seeking a Major Gifts Officer.  This position will secure private gifts and grants for Seton Hill University priorities from individuals and corporations capable of commitments at the $25,000 plus level. 

The Major Gifts Officer sets strategy related to major, planned and principal gift prospects for the University, and crafts a program of activity to ensure a healthy pipeline of donors in the future. The position manages relationships with prospective donors to meet both short-term and long-term fundraising objectives. 

The Major Gifts Officer initiates contacts with potential major gift donors, develops and implements strategies to cultivate and maintain relationships, and participates in the develop of gift agreements. This position will maintain a portfolio of high-capacity prospects and manage Seton Hill’s Corporate Sponsorship Program.

A bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree is preferred with a minimum of three years experience in fundraising, preferably within a higher education environment.  Knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge fundraising software is preferred.  Proven ability to work with diverse groups of individuals is a plus.  Excellent organizational, writing, communication and interpersonal skills are required along with attentiveness to detail. Must be comfortable working independently and taking initiative within the context of a team-based, collaborative environment.

This position reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement.  The Major Gifts Officer works in a cooperative and collaborative relationship with Institutional Advancement staff.

Send a letter of interest, resume and 3 references, by March 1, 2019 to Ms. Mira Funari, Associate Vice President for Advancement Operations, Seton Hill University, 1 Seton Hill Drive, Box 190K, Greensburg, PA 15601.

Seton Hill University is committed to a faculty, staff and student body that reflect the diversity of our global population.  AA/EOE


posted February 5, 2019