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Major Gifts Officer

Apply now Job no: 4191R
Work type: Full Time
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Categories: Staff/Administration, Calendar Year (12-Month), Advancement & University Relations



Works collaboratively with volunteers, administrators and staff to implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for various prospects to secure gifts that will reduce the financial barriers for students and provide the best resources possible to JWU


Essential Job Functions

  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits, stewards and manages relationships of prospective donors
  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategic and operational planning for the department
  • Maintains relationships with university representatives and works collaboratively to develop funding priorities in step with the university's strategic plan
  • Engages university representatives in fundraising activities in order to maximize potential philanthropy to the university
  • Maintains knowledge of current best practices in the field of fundraising and advances understanding through professional development
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree
  • Experience working in fundraising, major gifts or in other related work   


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in higher education
  • Experience working with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge  


Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.



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