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Major Gifts Officer

Company: Lesley University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

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 will have:

  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Significant professional experience cultivating, building, and stewarding relationships.
  • 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 effectively.
  • 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 manner.
  • 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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