Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Major and Planned Gifts, The Major Gift Officer is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts ($50,000 to $250,000) to Gonzaga University. On occasion, this position will also work with businesses and corporations in fulfilling institutional priorities.
Two years of experience in fundraising, marketing, sales or public relations and bachelor’s degree Equivalent experience may be substituted on a year to year basis for educational requirements A working knowledge of fundraising principles; Knowledge of financial services (stocks, mutual funds, investment portfolios), exceptional communicator with outstanding relationship-building skills Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with internal and external constituents; Strong written communication skills demonstrating the ability to prepare outlines, reports, letters and any other supplemental materials in a clear and concise manner;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to persuade and influence decision making of individuals, groups or work teams and to explain (technical, financial, etc.) issues Microsoft Word skills to include the ability to create reports, containing graphs and other intermediate functions (e.g. perform mail merge, insert table of contents); Microsoft Excel skills to include the ability to create spreadsheets (e.g., formulas, filters, graphs) Strong organizational skills. Experience working both independently and as part of a team Experience with the financial management, oversight, and monitoring complex budgets and contracts Maintain composure in fast paced work environment; Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities with frequent interruptions; Demonstrated ability to operate with a high level of confidentiality and discretion; Demonstrated ability to accurately input data into various systems Must be able to travel for business Must be available to work evenings and weekends
At Gonzaga we don’t just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution. Our competitive benefit packages are part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for the whole person. Packages include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other University-provided benefits. We also provide numerous resources which help bring balance to the complexities of work and personal life through our work/life and wellness programs.