Advancement Officer
High Point, NC

We are currently seeking a talented and dedicated Advancement Officer for a great opportunity at a Growing University. The ideal candidate will possess 3 years of sales, business development, or fundraising experience working in a University environment and a bachelor's degree.

About our client:

A Growing University is an extraordinary and unique environment. The Office of Institutional Advancement seeks to partner with a development professional whose values and purpose align with those at the University and who desires to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift benefactors for the highest priorities of a Growing University. Candidates should have a proven track record of success in development/fundraising or sales/business and be skilled at working collaboratively with team members to help achieve goals. Extensive travel will be required to meet with prospective and current donors. Candidates should demonstrate a high degree of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills. They should be goals and outcomes-oriented with excellent relationship-building skills.

Responsibilities of Advancement Officer:

  • Embrace and articulate the mission and culture of a Growing University and possess a strong working knowledge of its programs and departments.
  • Embrace the job of fundraising for a Growing University.
  • Meet and exceed annual fundraising goals established by the office senior leadership, in conjunction and collaboration with the Advancement Officer.
  • Proactively identify potential leadership gift benefactors (including donors to annual giving clubs, as well donors capable of making gifts in excess of $50,000) among alumni, parents, staff, faculty, friends and other sources. Meet with, solicit, and close gifts from these donor prospects in order to meet annually established fundraising totals.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to plan a strategy for top-level donors and develop proposals that align with the University’s top priorities and fit benefactor interests.
  • Manage prospect portfolio of current and potential major gift benefactors in a disciplined, organized manner, consulting with the Associate Vice President for Development, Director of Major Gifts, and other team members regarding strategy, development and action plan for solicitation, closure and stewardship.
  • Participate as a member of the University’s overall Institutional Advancement organization in the execution of a comprehensive Institutional Advancement program.

Requirements of Advancement Officer:

  • 3 years experience of successful sales, business development, or fundraising experience, with a demonstrable record of progressive achievement
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • Basic knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or other CRM software.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to think and plan strategically.
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