The Universitywide, Gift Officer is primarily responsible for the qualification of major gift prospects, referral of these prospects to other major gift staff in Universitywide and collegiate development, and in some cases the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. She/he will visit prospects to determine whether they are philanthropic, what their capacity is and whether K-State is a priority.
The Development Officer will participate in strategy development for the Universitywide program and is responsible for contact and visit strategies specific to his/her goals.
Review research reports and information from the Prospect Analytics and Research team. Plan trips and contact donors to set appointments for visits. Proactively qualify major gift prospects and collaborate to make major gift referrals to universitywide development and collegiate development staff. 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:
Desired Skills & Experience: