Johnson & Wales University (JWU) seeks an experienced and dynamic Major Gifts Officer for Athletics to significantly amplify the scope and impact of its athletics fundraising program. Through Experience Anew JWU, our comprehensive fundraising campaign, we seek to raise $75 million in support of scholarships, academic program expansion, athletics and capital projects across our four campuses in Providence, RI, North Miami, FL, Denver, CO, and Charlotte, NC. JWU Athletics has grown across our four campuses including the addition of many new sports, winning multiple conference, regional and national championships, and engaging nearly 1,000 students per year. A track record of fundraising success for athletics, and the ability to work creatively and collaboratively with colleagues and volunteers alike are key attributes that a successful candidate for JWU’s Major Gifts Officer for Athletics will possess. To be considered for this opportunity, please apply to Job #4663 at https://www.jwu.edu/jobs/.
Works collaboratively with volunteers, administrators and staff to implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for various prospects to secure gifts that will reduce the financial barriers for students and provide the best resources possible for JWU’s athletic programs Essential Job Functions •Identifies, cultivates, solicits, stewards and manages relationships of prospective donors •Participates in the development and implementation of strategic and operational planning for athletics fundraising efforts •Maintains relationships with university representatives and works collaboratively to develop athletics funding priorities in step with the university's strategic plan •Engages university representatives in fundraising activities in order to maximize potential philanthropy to the university •Attends athletic events as appropriate •Maintains knowledge of current best practices in the field of athletics fundraising and advances understanding through professional development •Performs other duties as assigned
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Moderate amount of experience working in fundraising, athletics fundraising, major gifts or in other related work
Bachelor’s degree or greater in communications, business or a related field of study
Experience working in higher education
Experience working with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge
About Johnson & Wales University
With campuses in Denver, Colo; Charlotte, NC; North Miami, Fla and Providence, RI, Johnson & Wales University offers employment opportunities throughout the country. JWU offers an automated application process by which staff and faculty positions are typically posted on the university’s employment website.
Individuals interested in applying for employment should look at our available positions to search and complete an online application for those positions which suit their interests and background.
JWU is an equal opportunity employer.