Ithaca, New York

Cornell University, a nationally ranked Ivy League institution, is looking for a Regional Gift Officers to join the Alumni Affairs & Development division, in the appealing City of Ithaca, NY. Reporting to the director of discovery, the regional gift officer is integral to growing the number of qualified prospects who can support Cornell at the major gifts level by meeting with a high number of new prospects each year and soliciting leadership gifts and pledges. Cornell provides exceptional benefits that include professional development, wellness programs, health care options, generous paid leave provisions, 12 holidays, employee education options, a retirement program, and Children's Tuition Assistance. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. Key Responsibilities Conducts 200 meetings with prospects each year, with the expectation that at least 150 visits are discovery-oriented with new prospects to qualify their interest and capacity in supporting Cornell philanthropically. Manages a portfolio of 50 to 75 qualified prospects who have the capacity to make gifts of $10,000 or higher and multi-year commitments of $100,000 or higher. Cultivates and solicits portfolio prospects with the goal to move these prospects to major gifts portfolios in under 3 years. Based on a combination of their discovery meetings and portfolio prospects, the regional gift officer regularly nominates prospects to be moved to major gifts portfolios. Qualifications A Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 3-5 years' development or sales experience. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Effective organizational skills, strong detail orientation, and ability to work independently. Proven skills as a collaborative team member. Commitment to values that support Cornell's mission to foster initiative, integrity, and excellence in an environment of collegiality, civility, and responsible stewardship. Ability to work in a system that emphasizes measurable objectives, including mutually agreed-upon targets for activity and fundraising goals. Willingness to travel extensively, up to 25% of staff time, and to work nights and weekends as needed. Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office and knowledge of relational database management systems and ability to work with complex data for analysis (experience with PeopleSoft and OBIEE a plus). Working Environment -Typically over 5 lb. -Normal concentration -Limited exposure to hazards University Job Title: Major Gifts Ofcr II Level: F Pay Rate Type: Salary Company: Endowed Contact Name: Seraphinah Qureshi Number of Openings: 1 Current Employees: If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell. Online Submission Guidelines : Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. You can upload documents either by "dragging and dropping" them into the dropbox or by using the "upload" icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website. Employment Assistance: If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu . For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting. Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. 2021-01-07-08:00

Ithaca, New York

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