Under limited supervision, the major gift officer will be responsible for the identification, research, strategic planning, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals and corporate or foundation entities with an affinity for information technology and the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Duties also include prospecting, proposal research, external meetings with prospective and current donors, and writing contact reports and other communications.
The primary goal of the Director of Development, Major Gifts is to increase engagement and philanthropic support for programs of the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Responsible for developing and maintaining a blended portfolio of leadership annual fund, major and planned gift prospects, as well as corporate and foundation prospects, traveling extensively to cultivate relationships on behalf of the School. The Director of Development collaborates with the Assistant Dean for Development on major gift prospect strategy to drive campaign activity.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and three years of professional experience and proven ability in related areas, including fundraising and alumni relations.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite. Web search skills. Impeccable organization and communication skills. Significant ability to exercise insight and confidence to make decisions involving VIPs connected with the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering and IU. Ability to multitask and prioritize duties. Ability to work well in high-production environments while maintaining a sense of calm and control, particularly as related to outside constituents. Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to work and achieve with people who, on occasion, might not share those skills. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with constituents of all levels of involvement, interest, and politeness.
Experience with prospect management software, particularly with IU's prospect management system. Familiarity with the IU Foundation and IU Alumni Association. Experience in a nonprofit organization.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3DV
Job Function: Development
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