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Southern Adventist University
Major Gifts Officer: Advancement

Job summary: The campaign major gift officer reports to the campaign associate director and is responsible for the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts for Southern Adventist University from individuals. Solicitations range from $25,000 - $100,000 as multi-year pledges. Their personal constituent portfolio range is of 100-150 prospects. The overall comprehensive campaign goal is of $75M over five years, ending 2017.

Essential duties and responsibilities: •Implement strategies in cooperation with the campaign associate director to ensure proper identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects.
•Personally manage a portfolio of 100 to 150 major gift prospects.
•Travel to qualify, cultivate and solicit major gifts—minimum of 16 travel days a month, potentially will travel 150 days a year.
•Prepares written and oral presentations and proposals as needed.
•Solicits planned gifts in coordination with planned giving office.
•Responsible for securing a minimum of $1,000,000 annually in gifts, for a total campaign goal of $5,000,000+.

Management Duties and Responsibilities
• Provides staff support to the university president, vice president and volunteer leadership engaged in major gifts activities.
• Documents contacts and solicitation plans.
• Shares in the evaluation of existing fundraising efforts to assure maximum results in private support.

Institutional Duties and Responsibilities
•Participates in University events and serve on committees as needed.
•Performs other business related duties as

Education: Bachelor’s degree required. CFRE and Master’s degree preferred.

Skills: Must be enthusiastic in inviting others to give for Southern and demonstrate experience in successful campaign gift solicitation. Experience in conducting successful personal solicitations for major gift fundraising. Demonstrated competence in public speaking and delivering presentations to individuals and groups. Practice confidentiality of information at all times. Excellent organizational and planning skills. Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software and its application is helpful. Exceptional interpersonal skills. Experience in planned giving programs is helpful.

Contact name: Amy Steele in Human Resources
Contact mailing address:

    Human Resources
Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315.

Contact phone: 423.236.2276
Contact email:

Date created: June 3, 2013

12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904

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