Development Officer II, Individual Giving, Institutional Advancement, Doheny Campus
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The Development Officer serves as a front-line fundraiser and member of the individual giving fundraising team in the Institutional Advancement division. This position works to attract significant private support for University priorities, especially during the comprehensive campaign, through the design and implementation of a strategic and effective solicitation plan.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manages a portfolio of 150 prospects and takes primary responsibility for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts of $25,000 and greater while ensuring a high level of service as a representative of the University. The Development Officer will conduct at least 10 face-to-face donor meetings per month (120 annually) in order to secure annual, planned and major gifts. The Development Officer II staff member will be responsible for 40% regional travel efforts in the West and East coast regions.
Follows fundraising methodologies and strategies that contain specific timelines with projected results and expected outcomes. The Development Officer will ensure all fundraising administrative duties are performed in a timely and complete manner, in compliance with current procedure, including but not limited to, tracking moves management using actions, tracking expected revenue using proposals, crafting support materials, completing expense & mileage reports, participating in stewardship activities (events, et al), and special projects as assigned.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Development Officer will work with necessary faculty and staff to create compelling cases for support and meaningful stewardship opportunities. The Development Officer assists with and attends donor cultivation and stewardship events.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Complete 20-30 solicitations annually. Responsible for securing annual, planned and campaign gifts of $10,000 or greater.
Strategically involve volunteers, faculty, staff and department chairs in fundraising efforts.
Evening, weekend work and regional travel required.
Demonstrated understanding of and proven track record of fund raising required, preferably in the field of higher education.
Knowledge of Planned Giving, preferred.
Understanding of sophisticated fundraising techniques and trends. Raiser's Edge, Microsoft Office, and Adobe proficient.
Abilities and Skills:
Ability to articulate the mission of Mount Saint Mary's University and work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both written and verbal, are required.
Ability to execute strategies set forth by the Senior Director of Development and to act independently in accordance with set strategies.
Effectively meet annual goals through effective time management, setting priorities, regularly analyzing outcomes and proactively establishing strategies.
Exercise sound judgment and ensure activities are aligned with vision of the broader department.
Demonstrate follow-through with multiple, simultaneous projects and tasks.
Strong capacity for engaging confidence and trust among prospects and donors.
Ability to organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks to meet established goals.
Bachelor's degree is required
3-5 years of front-line fund-raising experience with a focus on individual giving.
Planned giving experience and campaign experience, preferred.
Work Location: Doheny Campus (Downtown Los Angeles)
Start Date: Immediately
Applications Deadline: Open until filled
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Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.