Feb 07, 2020
Garrett is looking to hire two Development Officers for our new capital campaign, Looking Ahead with Joy . This campaign will build on the success of our last $100 million campaign by increasing the endowment, student scholarships, the annual fund, faculty support, and support for academic programs. Development Officers cultivate relationships with donors and prospects capable of making leadership ($1,000+) annual gifts and multi-year campaign pledges of $10,000+. Other primary responsibilities include creating and implementing cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for assigned prospects; planning and executing campaign cultivation and prospect identification events in assigned territories; managing volunteers; participating in seminary events such as class reunions and commencement; and, participating in development team prospect management and staff meetings. Required Education and Experience Bachelor's degree 3 year's work experience in development/non-profit or related fields Preferred Education and Experience Master's degree and/or theological education Direct experience cultivating and soliciting gifts Essential functions and responsibilities: Serve as a development officer for the seminary, traveling extensively to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors. Manage a personal portfolio of 125+ major gift prospects. Make a minimum 150 face-to-face visits with major donor prospects each year. Achieve yearly solicitation and gift commitment goals (goals to be determined in consultation with the Vice-President for Development and through the department's annual planning process). Identify 20 new major gift prospects each year. Provide stewardship for major donors in the assigned portfolio. Coordinate donor identification, cultivation, and stewardship events throughout the year. Work collaboratively with the vice president for development, other members of the development staff, and the seminary community to bring fundraising success to the seminary. Complete donor visit reports in a timely manner. Complete travel expense reports in a timely manner. Execute other duties as assigned by the Vice-President. Success factors/job competencies: Passion and belief in Garrett-Evangelical's mission Self-starter who is motivated by setting and achieving defined goals Excellent organizational and communication skills A sense of humor Comfort with ambiguity Ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: 1) initiate contacts with potential major donors, 2) develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, 3) move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure, 4) make solicitations when appropriate; and 5) maintain stewardship contacts with donors Proficiency with Microsoft Office and equivalent software, especially Word and Excel Previous experience with CRM/databases Ability to communicate effectively internally and externally by email and texting Comfort with communicating through social media channels Willingness to travel extensively and work some evenings and weekends Equal Employment Opportunity: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary does not discriminate, or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification prohibited by law in admissions, recruitment, financial aid, employment, housing, services, or in its educational programs or activities.
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Evanston, IL, USA