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Posted Job Title
Major Gifts Officer/Senior Major Gifts Officer
Job Profile Title
Major Gifts Officer
Job Description Summary
Penn Engineeringâ™s world-acclaimed faculty, state-of-the-art research laboratories and highly interdisciplinary curricula offer an experience that is unparalleled. Innovation and technology drive every program and transform the fundamentals of what future engineers are learning. http://www.seas.upenn.edu/
Reporting to the Executive Director of Development in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), the Major Gifts Officer/Sr. Major Gifts Officer will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individual prospects and donors (including alumni, parents, and friends) capable of making a major gift to the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Development in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Major Gifts Officer/Sr. Major Gifts Officer will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individual prospects and donors (including alumni, parents, and friends) capable of making a major gift to the School. This position will schedule and complete personal visits (120 each year); identify and research new prospects; develop individual cultivation and solicitation strategies for each major gift prospect; maintain personal portfolio of prospects, and prepare proposals and appropriate stewardship strategies.Â This position will work collaboratively with other members of the Engineering Development and Alumni Relations Office, the Engineering Dean, department chairs, faculty members, school leadership, and volunteers; will work with the Planned Giving Office to organize and promote marketing materials and schedule visits with planned giving prospects; and will plan and execute cultivation events for our Engineering alumni to more fully engage them with the Engineering School.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of experience in institutional development or related work, preferably with emphasis on major gift solicitation, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; excellent verbal & written communication skills; must be an effective team worker; must hold a valid driver's license. Position involves travel and evening/weekend work.Â
Sr. Major Gifts Officer: same as above with a minimum of 5 years of experience in institutional development or related work.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Development and Alumni Relations
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00013283
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Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.