Major Gifts Officer Corporate & Foundation Relations
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.
Temple University’s Department of Institutional Advancement is looking for a Major Gift Officer (MGO) to join our team of advancement professionals in Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR). Reporting to the Executive Director of CFR, the Major Gift Officer will work in tandem with the CFR team to identify, cultivate and solicit foundation and corporate prospects and secure financial support for Temple University’s funding priorities. The position will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies for corporate and foundation outreach and solicitation and manage a portfolio of 60 – 75 prospects. As an integral part of the CFR team, the position will help support the department’s mission to increase engagement and funding from top national foundations and corporations. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience: A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Required Skills & Abilities: *Demonstrated fundraising success in the higher education field or related nonprofit organization *Knowledge of corporate and foundation fundraising techniques and strategies *Existing relationships with corporate and foundation funders and the business community *An understanding of major gifts and grants fundraising principles and practices *Expertise in persuasive writing, to develop concept papers, cases for support, and successful, complex grant proposals that clearly articulate the need for funding and the significance of the program and align with funder priorities *Demonstrated ability to research and analyze a variety of reference materials to compile, evaluate and disseminate data on corporate and foundation funding sources *Entrepreneurial initiative, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and strong organizational skills *Proven ability to manage multiple, complex tasks and highly collaborative relationships with initiative and independence*Ability to exercise sound judgment and work effectively under pressure *Proficiency with computer software for word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, and calendars, preferably Microsoft Office Suite, as well as with the internet and Advance or similar fundraising database software * Must be able to travel and work evening and weekend hours
Preferred: * An understanding of accounting and budget preparation principles and practices * CFR fundraising experience in health and sciences
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 21003394.
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.
In accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 15, 2021, unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the university. An individual is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks or more following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks or more following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University’s vaccination or exception requirement by October 15, 2021, will be prohibited from working until proof of vaccination or an exception is provided. For more information visit the university's Vaccines web page at https://www.temple.edu/coronavirus/vaccines.
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.