The Development Officer/Associate Director of Development (Development Officer II) for the College of Agriculture & Applied Science (CAAS) is responsible for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects. The position will work with donors to link their passions to the College of Agriculture & Applied Science’s priorities and determine the appropriate gift vehicles, including cash, securities, real property and other. The position will be hired at one of two levels - please see the Qualifications section below.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Development for CAAS, the position will participate in strategy development for the college development team and is responsible for solicitation strategies specific to their portfolio and goals. The individual can mentor less experienced team members and sets an example by their leadership, collaboration, and interaction with colleagues, university partners and community members. Building and maintaining an effective working relationship with the dean of the college is key to success and growth for this position.
The Development Officer/Associate Director of Development reviews research reports and information from the Prospect Analytics and Research team on assigned donors and prospects. The individual plans trips and contacts donors to set appointments for visits. They build relationships for the University with donors by presenting the case for philanthropic support and engagement opportunities, and follows up with correspondence, phone calls and additional visits as appropriate to close gifts.
This position is highly collaborative with other colleagues and works closely with University and Foundation leadership. This position also requires extensive public contact with high-level alumni, donors and volunteers. Travel is required.
The successful candidate will join a highly experienced and successful team in a great work environment that is built on trust, initiative, work ethic and collaboration.
Core responsibilities include but are not limited to:
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