Post Date: 02/07/2020
Close Date: 04/07/2020
Lewis & Clark is seeking a seasoned development professional who will work on a team of gift officers and will report to the assistant vice president for advancement. The senior advancement officer will play an important role in the College’s comprehensive campaign. This individual works to identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit major and planned gifts from alumni, parents and friends of the College; manages a list of tracked major gift prospects including stewardship plans; engages in a high level of prospect contact; and thinks creatively and strategically to advance the College’s efforts through prospect engagement opportunities. This person is based on campus, but will be responsible for traveling to the northeast region of the country as part of their territory. If you’re excited about working in a dynamic academic setting, where you’ll have the chance to make a lasting difference, we hope you’ll leap at the chance to apply.
What You'll Do
Manage a portfolio of up to 200 major gift prospects who have the capacity to make a commitment of $50,000 and more (over 5 years) by developing and implementing comprehensive cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans.
Conduct monthly personal visits in and out of state to build relationships with prospective donors who are alumni, parents, and friends of the College.
Solicit prospective donors for outright and deferred commitments of $50,000 or more for projects that align with Lewis & Clark’s strategic plan goals.
Solicit prospective donors, as appropriate, for the Annual Fund, the Parents Fund, athletic funds, and other special opportunities.
Work both independently and in concert with the president, deans, faculty, faculty emeriti, board members, and volunteers.
Coordinate with campus partners such as Gift Planning, Annual Giving, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, and Prospect Development to develop and implement strategic plans to strengthen, deepen, and expand relationships with donors and potential donors.
Attend appropriate College events, programs, and meetings.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
3 years of experience with donor fundraising
3 years personal solicitation experience
2 years prospect management experience
1 year donor stewardship experience
Ability to travel on a monthly basis to visit donors in person, often requiring 1-3 nights away from Portland
Ability to honor and work with all identities and individuals, particularly those who are underrepresented in the country and/or at Lewis & Clark College
Nice to Haves
5 years of relevant work experience
37.5 hours per week
Occasional evening and weekend event attendance
Benefits Eligible: Yes
$75,000 - 80,000 annually
Commensurate with experience
Frequent travel required.
Moderate amount of lifting of light weight (up to 15 lbs.) to medium weight (15 to 35 lbs.), climbing or physically tiring work
Bending, kneeling/squatting, twisting, climbing (stairs), standing, driving, sitting, walking, grasping/gripping, pinching/squeezing, reaching, push/pulling, repetitive hand movements, seeing, talking, listening