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Development Officer & Gift Planner

Company: University of Indianapolis
Date Posted: May 8, 2017

University Advancement at the University of Indianapolis seeks applications for a Development Officer & Gift Planner.  This is a full-time, exempt staff position with full benefits including tuition for employee and eligible dependents and generous 403(b) contribution following one year of employment.

The Development Officer and Gift Planner will report to the Associate Vice President for Development and is responsible for striving to achieve the University and University Advancement goals in the area of leadership annual gifts and major gifts.  This position implements the University of Indianapolis fundraising strategy as it relates to leadership annual and major gifts including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors with a focus on fostering positive, ongoing relationships with high capacity and current and emerging major gift donors.

The Development Officer and Gift Planner will secure funds for the organization by managing a group of assigned, donors by building relationships between donors and the university and assuring that as many as possible are retained through proper stewardship as continuing donors to the organization and are upgraded in their giving and involvement.

The benefit of this position will be the satisfaction of helping donors fulfill their passions and interests through their giving to and engagement with the University of Indianapolis.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and continually evaluating a portfolio of approximately 150 active prospects, while also working with annual giving initiatives to cultivate and move donors to major giving roles; maintaining a travel schedule to engage prospects throughout and outside of Indiana; ensuring that all donors within the portfolio are properly stewarded for their giving; serving as a resource to other development staff to ensure effective donor management and stewardship.

A bachelor's degree and three or more years of experience in a comprehensive development program is required, preferably in higher education fundraising.  The ideal candidate will have proven history of successful interpersonal solicitiations, knowledge of planned giving vehicles, and excellent and written communication skills.  Willingness to travel is required.

Apply electronically at  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, creed, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.  The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission as required by Title IX.