Education & Training, Sales & Business Development
4 Year Degree
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applications for the position of Major Gift Officer in the development office.
The Major Gift officer is responsible for identifying, engaging, cultivating, and soliciting donors for major gifts of $25,000 or more in support of IUP’s programs and students.
The Major Gift Officer will actively manage a prospect portfolio of approximately 150 prospects that will be churned through travel and personal visits, exploratory phone calls, emails, and handwritten notes.
The Major Gift Officer must be adept at working independently and in a team environment with fellow gift officers, advancement associates, faculty, and volunteers to meet annual, individual and team fund raising goals.
The successful candidate will be highly organized, have proven written and oral communication skills, strong follow-through, self-motivation, initiative, be able to build trust-based donor relationships, work collaboratively and strategically with colleagues, and possess a strong knowledge of the principles, ethics and practices of successful fund raising.
MINIMUM: Bachelor’s Degree
PREFERRED: 5-7 years of successful fundraising experience in an academic environmental Related experience in sales or relational sales will be considered.
Candidates must have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.
Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well in the interview(s).
Internal Number: 01559
Since opening its doors in 1875, Indiana University of Pennsylvania has used innovative programs
and hands-on learning opportunities to transform student lives and positively impact the world. With more than 140
undergraduate majors and 60 graduate programs, IUP offers its more than 11,000 students many pioneering
programs, including the country’s first minor in teamwork and in-demand majors such as safety sciences, a strong
array of STEM fields, and homeland security. In the public phase of its $75 million Imagine Unlimited
comprehensive campaign, IUP recently garnered the largest gift in university and State System history--a $23
million commitment from an alumni couple. The campaign is more than 80 percent to goal. In 2019, IUP opened
its University College, which allows first-year students to begin their studies by learning about their many options
for majors before they ultimately choose one. The university also offers opportunities such as the Research
Experiences for Summer Scholars program, in which undergraduate students do graduate-level research with a
faculty member throughout the summer and then present their findings to their peers. IUP has two regional loca...tions,
in Punxsutawney and Northpointe (Freeport), Pennsylvania, a graduate and professional center near Pittsburgh, and
it also offers professional training at its police academy and its Academy of Culinary Arts. There are also unique
learning opportunities for students at the Indiana campus in the prestigious Cook Honors College, which challenges
its students to think critically about the world around them. IUP offered its first doctoral degree in 1965 and today
stands as the only university in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education to offer PhD programs. IUP’s
more than 150,000 alumni are spread across the globe, in more than 90 countries