Working under the general direction of the Director of Development the Major Gifts Officer is responsible for developing and implementing programs and strategies to effectively cultivate and solicit individual donors with the potential to become major donors of unrestricted, restricted and/or planned gifts. Working with existing fundraising staff and colleagues throughout the institution, the incumbent will be responsible for the identification, cultivation and personal solicitation and stewardship of approximately 125–150 donors and prospects, with a heavy emphasis on closing gifts of $15,000 and higher in support of ArtCenter’s broad spectrum of annual, programmatic, capital and scholarship opportunities.
Reports to: Director of Development
FLSA status: Exempt
Job will be posted 02/16/18 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send cover letter with resume and employment application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “Major Gifts Officer” in the subject line.Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.
Major Gifts – 75%
Reporting & Compliance – 20%
Other Duties – 5%
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, dust and noise.
Physical: The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time, but may walk or stand for brief periods of time. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 20 pounds); to operate modern office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Domestic travel by car and airline and overnight travel is required. Able to work nights and weekends to attend events.
Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading reports, viewing a computer terminal and other normal office work with or without correction.
Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.
ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.