Major Gifts Officer
Company: Lesley University
Posted on: March 16, 2023
Location: Cambridge, MAArea of Interest: OtherPosition Type:
Full-time The OpportunityThe Major Gifts Officer (MGO) will
function as part of a team responsible for supporting the
university's strategic vision for engagement and philanthropic
activities. Each MGO will focus on relationship building by
bringing philanthropic partners and community members to the table
in true partnership to further Lesley's strategic framework and
achieve desired outcomes. Each MGO will function as a visionary and
expert tactician in the field of advancement, engagement, and
philanthropy, setting a standard of excellence in customized
engagement and relationship building with current and prospective
contributors. Qualities and CapabilitiesThe successful candidate
- Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred.
- Significant professional experience cultivating, building, and
- Demonstrated success in building strategies and plans that
advance key relationships and build lifelong connections.
- Demonstrated success as an effective communicator with the
ability to anticipate, develop, and communicate long-term vision,
values, and impact.
- Experience advancing outstanding results that energize and
inspire alumni, parents and friends.
- Ability to translate and convey meaningful concepts to donors
in an inspirational manner.
- Demonstrated ability to develop, communicate, manage, and
achieve comprehensive short- and long-term goals.
- Able to work independently, solve problems, take initiative,
set priorities, and handle multiple projects efficiently and
- Capacity to make decisions in ambiguous situations, exercise
good judgment based on information and analysis in a dynamic,
deadline-driven environment in an organized and professional
- Adept at maintaining confidences and protecting confidential
information; models ethical values of the university.
- Strong proficiency using all forms of technology for
correspondence, advancement tools, presentations, special reports,
spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc. PM22Why LesleyLocated in the
heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly
regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in the human
arts of education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley
fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas
thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 6,400 students
and 90,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.
We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health,
dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. In addition, we
offer significant paid time off, a generous retirement plan, and
tuition programs that enable employees and their dependents to
expand their knowledge and skills. Lesley is committed to the
ongoing pursuit of strategic diversity initiatives that help to
position diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental to
institutional and academic excellence at Lesley. In doing so,
Lesley strives for a campus culture and community that fosters a
true sense of belonging for all, provides opportunity for everyone
to participate equally and fully in the Lesley experience, and
helps to develop each individual's capacity to confidently and
competently engage within and across difference. Given an evolving
national context and the rapid change in the demographic profile of
our country, the University has made a significant commitment to
addressing and enhancing its campus climate and diversity
capabilities as an institution.Expressing InterestA letter of
interest, CV/resume, and a statement addressing past and/or
potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through
teaching, professional activity, and/or service must be included
for full consideration. At Lesley University we strive for a
supportive and equitable environment where people -- regardless of
race, physical ability, age, neurodiversity, sexual orientation,
gender identity, and other protected personal identities -- can
participate equally and fully as their true selves in all aspects
of university life. We are committed to diversity, equity, and
inclusion throughout the fabric of our institution.Date First
ActiveOct 14, 2022PI207620459
Keywords: Lesley University, Cambridge , Major Gifts Officer, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts
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