Division of Institutional Advancement
Resumes are currently being accepted for a full-time, twelve month, exempt position with full benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Officer serves as a visible and articulate representative of the university.
Responsibilities: Manages (from research and identification through cultivation, solicitation, closure and stewardship) a portfolio of 150 major gift level prospects representing a variety of university constituents; generates five, six, and seven figure gifts to meet university goals; works with colleagues to formulate, develop, and implement programmatic efforts, oversee events and cultivate external relationships that will result in significant gifts to the university; identifies and utilizes resources including volunteers, faculty, staff, publications and the internet to identify linkage and ability of donors to support the university; lends expertise to annual and special campaigns, corporate and foundation support, major and planned giving efforts; engages in external relationship building with a variety of constituencies; and prepares proposals to government, corporations, foundations and private granting agencies. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelors degree required. Advanced degree is preferred. Five years demonstrated leadership in major and planned gift development. Certificate in Fundraising Management or CFRE preferred. Experience in higher education preferred. Demonstrated success in activities to coordinate, attract, and close major gift funding support for a university or other large non-profit organization, including face-to-face solicitation of five and six figure gifts. Strong organizational and time management skills required. Strong communication skills including ability to write and speak persuasively about the institution required. Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds required. Demonstrated success and evidence of ability to plan and execute a fund drive required. Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and to travel. Prior experience working in a customer service area or institutional advancement a plus.
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit cover letter, resume and have three letters of professional references sent directly by reference to Department of Human Resources, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD 21853. E-mail: email@example.com
UMES is an EEO/AA employer. The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the United States of America. Minorities, women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.