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The King's College

Gifts Officer

The King's College
New York, New York, United States

Date Posted: 06/14/2016
Categories: Fundraising
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Purpose:

Responsible for implementing a comprehensive major and planned giving program including identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors and potential donors capable of giving the College high dollar and mid-level gifts.

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Builds and manages a portfolio of potential donors capable and inclined to give $5,000 - $100,000 to the College.
  • Creates gift strategies to cultivate and solicit donors and potential donors.
  • Develops and manages a cadre of major gift volunteers capable and willing to identify, cultivate and solicit others.
  • Identifies major gift prospects for COO and President
  • Assists with programming involving the President, COO, other vice presidents, and campaign volunteers
  • Develops and implements written strategies for all assigned prospects.
  • Achieves agreed upon dollar goals for assigned major and annual gifts.
  • Travels as needed.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources
  • Proven track record with institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Excellent computer skills with all Microsoft Office programs and Blackbaud Raisers Edge 7 database.
  • Experience in program development.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Five plus years of successful direct fundraising experience (face-to-face cultivation and solicitation)
  • An understanding of the major gift process.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent listening skills.
  • Strong organizational ability.
  • Working knowledge of and aptitude for computer systems, specifically prospect tracking.
  • Time management and decision-making skills.
  • Enthusiastic belief in the mission of the College.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

As a religious and educational corporation, the institution does not unlawfully discriminate in its educational and employment policies against any person on the basis of sex, race, color, age, disability, or national or ethnic origin.