Philanthropy Officer

Posted on 06/22/2021

University of Maine Foundation

Falmouth, ME

The Foundation is seeking two highly motivated and goal-oriented Philanthropy Officers to join its fundraising team as we begin a truly historic and transformational fundraising campaign.  The successful candidate will steward a portfolio of major donors and play a critical role in representing and furthering philanthropic support for the University community.

We offer a competitive benefits package with opportunities for growth and advancement.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references to [email protected] or by mail to Human Resources, University of Maine Foundation, Two Alumni Place, Orono, Maine 04469.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Manages a portfolio of annual and major gift prospects
  • Completes visits annually, documenting activities, strategies, results, and next steps in Advance
  • Meets or exceeds yearly dollar goal
  • Provides consistent, donor-centered cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Works closely with university and foundation staffs to ensure full integration, engagement, and coordination with all fundraising activities in support of university and foundation initiatives
  • Assists in planning and implementing campaign-related fundraising initiatives
  • Keeps abreast of private support needs and opportunities across the university generally and specifically as appropriate
  • Deepens expertise by attending appropriate professional development opportunities through organizations such as CASE, AFP, or other networks in areas of responsibility


  • Effective Communication
  • Accountability
  • Interpersonal Skills & Integrity
  • Analytical & Strategic Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Computer Proficient
  • Organization & Planning
  • Initiative & Innovation
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Ethical Conduct & Judgment

Supervisory Responsibility

The Philanthropy Officer has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Work Schedule and Location

  • Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Due to the nature of the position, work beyond regular hours, including evenings and weekends, may be necessary to meet the position’s requirements.
  • This position can be located at the Foundation’s Orono or Falmouth, Maine office.
  • This position requires regular attendance at community and athletic events as a university representative and host.
  • There is significant pressure for success based on fundraising goals and expectations.

Travel Requirements

This position requires extensive local and domestic overnight travel.  The employee must hold a valid driver’s license and either a U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-5 years of relevant fundraising/sales experience or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Success in soliciting gifts or closing sales of $50,000 and above

The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.  Employment opportunities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.

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