Major Gifts Officer - Center for Performing & Cinematic Arts
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Since its founding, Temple University has been committed to challenging the status quo. Today, we are an international powerhouse and a top-tier research institution with nearly 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and more than 340,000 alumni worldwide. Located in Philadelphia, one of the east coast’s most vibrant cities, Temple is at an exciting moment in its history, welcoming a new president and in the midst of developing a new strategic plan.
The Boyer College of Music and Dance, and School of Theater, Film, and Media Arts is looking for a Major Gift Officer (MGO) to join their team. Supporting the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts (CPCA) the MGO will manage a portfolio of approximately 150 - 200 major and leadership gift prospects and will qualify, cultivate, solicit, close, manage and steward gifts primarily between $50,000 and $250,000. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of the College, the Major Gift Officer will secure funds for CPCA by managing a portfolio of assigned donors, representing CPCA and Temple University at large, and establishing connections between donors’ philanthropic interests and the priorities of CPCA and Temple University.
This position works with the Office of Prospect Research to identify prospects for fundraising and to recruit alumni leaders and volunteers to serve on boards and committees. The MGO will craft effective, persuasive, and professionally written proposals and other materials to secure gifts. This position will also work with the Office of Planned Giving to market and secure planned gifts on behalf of the Center.
The Major Gift Officer is expected to meet or exceed annual visit, solicitation and dollar goals to be defined each year in their performance development plan and will do so with a high degree of professionalism, initiative, and creativity. The MGO will perform other related duties assigned.
Required Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree required. At least 5 years related experience, preferred experience in a higher education setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
Required Skills & Abilities: *Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects or assignments simultaneously *Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate and work with high wealth individuals *Ability to?bring creativity and effective strategies for a personal contact and solicitation plan?that takes into account the individual donor’s interest, motivations, giving patterns, and asks preferences in a timely and cost-effective manner *Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain collaborative and supportive relationships with internal and external colleagues and prospects and maintain a positive and constructive attitude while solving problems *Ability to professionally represent and?protect the mission, goals, and values?of Temple University and the CPCA *This position requires a background check
This position is assigned a hybrid work arrangement (on-campus and remote), the duration of this hybrid work arrangement is at the discretion of Temple University and the Department.
To apply for this position and view other opportunities, please visit our website at http://careers.temple.edu/. Please reference 21003383.
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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial, and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies, and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments in which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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