Leadership Gift Officer

Posted on 02/12/2021

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

Job Summary

This position is one of seven leadership gift officers tasked with building relationships with, and raising major gifts from, individuals connected to Bowdoin College, which is in the public phase of a $500 million multi-year comprehensive campaign through June 2024. Responsibilities include identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects and donors; maximizing capital and annual gifts to the College; establishing long-term relationships with major donors; working in collaboration with other offices in development and alumni relations, and across campus, to meet the college’s fund-raising objectives. This position is based in Brunswick, Maine and will oversee the San Francisco, California region, an area of significant fundraising potential for the College.

Education/Skills Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Bowdoin College.
  • Ability to cultivate and build superior relationships with alumni, parents and others.
  • Adept at identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of gifts to the College.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
  • Frequent coordination with other offices of development and alumni relations.
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills are necessary.
  • The ability and willingness to travel up to 40% of the time is required.
  • Strong organizational skills and analytical skills.
  • Familiarity with computer systems and the willingness to use those systems.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, working both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Absolute confidentiality, professionalism and discretion required.
  • An understanding and a belief that fund-raising is a team sport.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

  • 5+ years of development/fundraising or related experience required with a strong preference for experience in leadership gift work.
  • A valid Driver’s license and the ability to meet the requirements of the College’s Motor Vehicle Use Policy required.

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

To apply for this job please visit careers.bowdoin.edu.