Engagement Officer - Major Giving Employment Opportunity: The College at Brockport

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Engagement Officer - Major Giving Employment Opportunity


Budget Title: Staff Associate

Campus Title: Engagement Officer – Major Giving

Salary Level: SL4

Minimum Salary: $65,000

The College at Brockport's Division of Advancement is comprised of the Offices of Giving, Alumni Engagement, Advancement Services, and Finance. In addition, Advancement provides support to the volunteer boards of the Brockport Alumni Association and the Brockport Foundation.

Our mission is to increase the level of private support in order to sustain the quality and competitiveness of the College's programs. We focus on student success, strengthen alumni traditions and networks, and build and sustain long-term relationships that advance the reputation and visibility of the College.

Major Responsibilities

• Personally identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors from all constituent groups of the College who have the capacity to contribute gifts of $25,000+.

• Manage an active portfolio of approximately 125-150 prospective donors.

• Develop moves management strategies and closely track such moves for each prospective donor so that gifts are solicited and closed in a timely fashion.

• Closely monitor all assigned prospects to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations.

• Assist in short and long-term strategic planning activities to create and implement meaningful development goals and objectives.

• Work collaboratively and strategically with the College leadership, Brockport Foundation, volunteer leaders, and the entire Advancement team to cultivate and solicit donors in support of College priorities.

• Serve as liaison to one school Dean and/or the Director of International Education in developing strategies intended to build individual relationships with prospective donors that match the priorities of the school or department. In concert with the Dean and/or Director of International Education, develop and implement strategies for effective engagement of members who serve on advisory/ambassador boards.

• Serve on campus committees.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization

• Fundraising and/or relational, face-to-face sales experience

• Strong organizational skills

• A demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, and work collaboratively as part of a team

• Ability to exercise good judgment, to demonstrate an understanding of ethics related to advancement activities, and to use discretion in interactions with prospects, donors, and volunteers

• Proven ability to conduct research, gather data, analyze information, and prepare effective, accurate, and timely reports and proposals in support of development objectives

• Successful experience in making cold calls as well as developing individualized cultivation and solicitation strategies

• Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills

• Ability to work effectively within a diverse community

• Ability and willingness to travel and work on weekends

• Proficient in MS Office

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's Degree from an accredited US Dept. of Education or internationally recognized institution

• Significant experience in major and planned gift fund raising with an established record of closing a broad range of gifts.

• Knowledge and experience working with the Banner student and prospect information system

• Professional experience working in higher education or a non-profit environment

Application Instructions

This position is subject to the Brockport Professional Promotion Program Policy. Priority 1 internal applicants are given first preference and Priority 2 internal applicants are given second preference. Internal application materials will be accepted until 11:55pm on August 22, 2018. For consideration, please apply at jobs.brockport.edu and complete the application and submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. When applying input 494043 in the Search field to find the posting.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at info@goer.ny.gov.

We are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice. We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College’s commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.

The College at Brockport, State University of New York is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.



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