Senior Major Gift Officer, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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Position Information

Position Title Senior Major Gift Officer, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Posting Category Staff
Posting Number U1800003
Employer University Affiliates
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Position Summary

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is New York’s largest and most comprehensive public school of engineering and is known globally for its world-class research. This position is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a highly motivated, energetic fundraising professional who is eager to participate in the evolution of the fundraising programs at the University at Buffalo. In this position, you will:

• Spend significant time identifying and cultivating potential new donors and nurturing existing relationships with alumni and friends of the university.
• Join a team of professionals who are focused on ensuring sustainable philanthropic growth commensurate with the needs of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences by engaging alumni and friends, soliciting prospects and stewarding donors in a professional and collaborative manner.
• Develop and manage a donor/prospect portfolio of 100-150 individuals capable of making gifts of $50,000-$999,999, including individuals in early stage cultivation and/or with whom the university has little to no relationship.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree
• A minimum of five years of fundraising or comparable revenue-generation experience, including personal solicitation and proven success in goal achievement
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; negotiation skills; and the ability to deal with complex concepts and ambiguity
• Demonstrated commitment to collaboration. The ability to work well both independently and collectively with other team members and in managing multiple projects and priorities
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen and interact effectively with donors and high-level volunteers
• Ability to travel up to 50% of the time, including local and regional visits, and work evenings and occasional weekends

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree
• Fundraising experience at a higher education institution
• Campaign experience
• Demonstrated experience in engaging volunteers partners , such as academic leaders, faculty, and alumni, in the development of meaningful and productive relationships with prospects and donors
• Familiarity with and success in the complex environment of a public university

Physical Demands
FTE 1.00
Campus South Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants

Contact Information

Contact's Name Judy Mackey
Contact's Title Associate Director for Human Resources
Contact's Email
Contact's Phone 716-645-1526

Posting Dates

Posted 02/01/2018
Deadline for Applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled 03/15/2018

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Number of Reference Letters Required
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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * What will be the highest level of education attained by the time of employment?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
    • J.D.
  2. * Travel is an important part of the job. Would you be willing to travel as needed by the job?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
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    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  4. * List source mentioned above.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
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