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Major Gift Officer

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Temple University

The Major Gift Officer for Klein College of Media and Communication, reporting to the Assistant Dean for the College, is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donor prospects ($50,000+) to the College. The Major Gift Officer will secure funds for Klein by managing a portfolio of assigned donors, representing the College and Temple University at large, and establishing connections between donors’ philanthropic interests and the priorities of Klein College of Media and Communications and Temple.  

The Major Gift Officer must be a highly energetic, organized, flexible and enthusiastic professional with a proven track record of closing major gifts of $50K+, and must be comfortable working autonomously, achieving performance-related metric goals, building donor relationships, working collaboratively and strategically with colleagues, and possessing a strong knowledge of the principles, ethics and practices of successful fund raising. Performs other duties as assigned.

At Temple, you will find it easy to fit in while staying true to yourself.  We value what makes each employee unique and strive to maintain a culture of diversity and inclusion.  As an employee, you will enjoy our collaborative team-based culture that values innovation and creativity.  
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Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and least five years related experience, previous experience in account management and business to business sales. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

•    Capital campaign fundraising experience in higher education setting.

Required Skills & Abilities:
* Must have an entrepreneurial spirit and a high motivation to achieve within an ambitious result driven environment with leadership skills for success.
* Must understand the mission of a complex, urban university and persuasively represent its goals to multiple constituents.
* Ability to influence, lead, and inspire groups of individuals around shared goals and objectives.
* Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects or assignments simultaneously.
* Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate and work with high wealth individuals.
* Ability to develop and sustain collaborative and supportive relationships with internal and external constituencies.
* Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint.
* Must maintain a positive and constructive attitude.
* Must be able to travel and work evening and weekend hours.
* Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated comfort interacting with a diverse group of individuals both inside and outside of the university.
* Success in developing and sustaining collaborative relationships with key donors, volunteer leadership, senior staff and colleagues.
* Must demonstrate flexibility, creativity, strategic-thinking, and intellectual curiosity.
* Must be willing to take initiative and learn.

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.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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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 which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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