The Advancement Officer is responsible for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and deferred gift prospects to align benefactor interests with the strategic objectives of the College. He/she will manage a portfolio of prospects with a primary focus on qualifying prospects and closing major and deferred gifts. Frequent travel to visit donors and prospective donors throughout the United States, and primarily in the upper Midwest, is required. The Advancement Officer works collaboratively within the Office of College Advancement which includes development, alumni engagement, advancement services, and foundation and government relations. He/she will build effective relationships with internal and external audiences to achieve objectives.
Key Responsibilities: - Responsible for helping meet the fundraising objectives of The College of St. Scholastica and ensuring that fundraising goals are met. - Will be assigned a specific portfolio based on College objectives consisting of individuals who have the potential to support annual funds, endowments, scholarships, capital projects and programs. - Demonstrate commitment to Inclusive Excellence as an expression of the Benedictine Values of the College.
Required Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience - Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills - Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously - Experience with office software - Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures - Ability to travel throughout the United States
Preferred Qualifications: - Prior advancement or sales experience - Understanding of fundraising techniques - Knowledge of tax guidelines regarding charitable giving
For more information and to apply, visit www.csshrjobs.com. The College of St. Scholastica is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is rich in diversity, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. While there is no religious requirement, we are interested in individuals who value and support the rich Catholic Benedictine heritage of the College of St. Scholastica.
About The College of St. Scholastica
CSS was founded in 1912 under the sponsorship of the Benedictine Sisters, with a mission of providing intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work within the context of Catholic Benedictine values. The founding Benedictine Sisters offered courses to a class of six women students on the stately and beautiful Duluth campus. Today CSS programs are offered to more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students on the main campus in Duluth, as well as an online campus and satellite campuses in Brainerd, Cloquet, Hibbing, Grand Rapids, Inver Grove Heights, Rochester, Austin, St. Cloud, and St. Paul. The guiding principles of the Benedictines run deep in the roots of life at CSS. The College’s mission is to develop thoughtful and engaged leaders, sharpened and sensitized by their educational experience who are prepared and committed to serving and transforming the world. The values at the heart of the College mission---community, hospitality, respect, stewardship, and love of learning---animate the college community experience.
Duluth is a beautiful and vibrant city of 86,000 set on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwate...r lake by surface area in the world. For outdoor enthusiasts, Duluth offers four seasons of first-rate opportunities: beaches, bike paths, jogging trails, ski resorts, cross-country skiing trails, boating and fishing sites, and rinks for skating, curling, and hockey. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an easy drive. Outside magazine has recently named Duluth as the number one “Outside City” in the US. The magazine also named Duluth as a runner-up for the “best adventure hub” in a worldwide survey of destinations for outdoor activities. The College was also pleased to learn that the nonprofit American Institute for Economics ranked Duluth as one of America’s best small metropolitan areas for college students. Similarly, the travel site DreamPlanGo named Duluth in the Top Ten of America’s Most Scenic College Towns. Duluth’s public schools are Minnesota’s most highly ranked, the cost of living is considered reasonable, and the city has more acres of municipal public parks than any other city in the country. The arts scene is booming with galleries, music venues, and a lively theater and dance community.