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Major Gifts Officer, Central Indiana Region, Remote

University of Evansville

Job Description

Major Gifts Officer, Central Indiana Region, Remote

We are seeking a major gifts officer to develop productive relationships with University of Evansville alumni, parents, and friends in the Indianapolis region. This position will work remotely from their home in or near Indianapolis and will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift donors in Indianapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, and Cincinnati. This position will work directly with the UE Office of University Advancement team and report to the Senior Director of Major Gifts and Campaigns.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establish and maintain relationships with an active prospect portfolio of approximately 125 – 150 individuals focusing primarily on gifts of $25,000 and above.
  • Travel throughout the assigned region to complete at least 125 unique visits annually.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive strategies for assigned major gifts prospects, connecting donors with campus contacts and the president’s office as needed
  • Prepare and solicit an average of 2 proposals per month, or 24 proposals per year.
  • Close at least 50% of proposals on gifts above $25,000.
  • Prepare written fundraising proposals and gift agreements.
  • Create and file contact reports, in accordance with office policy.
  • Serve as the University representative in the assigned territory, representing UE at alumni and donor functions as needed.
  • Assist the Alumni and Engagement team in facilitating events, marketing plans, communication and promotional opportunities in your territory.
  • Attend departmental, university, alumni, and development functions as appropriate, with travel to UE as needed, at least 2-4 times annually.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Major Gifts and Campaigns.

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