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Senior Development Officer

Company: College of Charleston
Date Posted: August 25, 2017

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Senior Development Officer


Pay Band 8

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree and two years or more of related experience that demonstrate leadership and accomplishment in the field of development, and major planning and solicitation, as well as campaign fundraising. Strong organizational capabilities are required as well as experience in working effectively with many constituencies and leaders in a university setting. Other important characteristics of the SDO include a strong work ethic, personal integrity, excellent communication, and an ability to take a team approach to development and fundraising planning skills. Preference will be given to individuals with two years of experience in higher education major gift development and who have over time earned increased responsibility in the field of development. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Position requires knowledge of and experience in major gift techniques, to include planned giving, corporate/foundation grants and stewardship. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to work on several projects concurrently while meeting deadlines. Must work well independently and as a member of a team. Must have some experience/training in budgeting and planning. Analytic assessment skills required. Experience with implementing alumni/development software a plus. Familiarity with major gift analysis as well as fundraising tools such as Raiser’s Edge, Reheer software desirable.

Additional Comments Regarding Position
Evening and weekend work is required. Regular overnight travel expected.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Cover sheet and resume required.

*Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements.

Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.