Reporting directly to the Chief Development Officer and Executive Director of Alumni Relations, the Major Gifts Officer is responsible for cultivating and soliciting leadership major gifts from alumni and individual prospects for New York Medical College’s three schools: School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences and Practice, and the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences. The Major Gift Officer will be responsible for cultivating, soliciting and closing gifts for his/her own portfolio of individual donors. The successful candidate will bring energy, creativity, and a commitment to teamwork to the position, and to our Development efforts.
The Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for:
Ability to work with minimal supervision required. Must be able to accurately handle a large volume of detailed work. Candidates must have excellent computer skills and competency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Front line fundraising responsibilities – 65%
Strategic planning – 35%
(A.) Education requirement:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year institution.
(B.) Licenses or certifications:
(C.) Technical/computer skills:
- Microsoft Office Suite.
- Raiser’s Edge or other comparable fundraising software.
(D.) Prior experience:
- 5+ years experience in fundraising, preferably higher education.
- Direct solicitation of 5-6 figure major gifts.