The Development Officer is responsible for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects. She/he will work with donors to determine the appropriate gift vehicles, including cash, securities, real property and other.
The Development Officer will participate in strategy development for the college unit and is responsible for solicitation strategies specific to his/her portfolio and goals.
Review research reports and information from the Prospect Analytics and Research team on assigned donors and prospects. Plan trips and contact donors to set appointments for visits. Build relationships for the University with donors, collaborate with central/collegiate units and effectively present the case for philanthropic support of the University and explain gift opportunities. Follow up with correspondence, phone calls and additional visits as appropriate to close gifts.
This position is highly collaborative with other colleagues, and works closely with University and Foundation leadership. This position also requires extensive public contact with high-level alumni, donors, and volunteers. Travel is required.
Core Responsibilities include but are not limited to: