91 SPEC Kit 359: Library Development PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Major Gifts Officer https://hr.psu.edu/recruitment-and-compensation/job-profiles/development-alumni-relations/ major-gifts-officer MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER SUMMARY THIS IS A RESTRICTED USE PROFILE. CONTACT CLASSIFICATION PRIOR TO USE. Job Category: Development and Alumni Relations Job Title: Major Gifts OAcer Job Category Denition: This specialty is a support unit working in institutional advancement to support Penn State’s goals and mission. The unit consists of various oAces working synergistically in two major functional areas, the OAce of University Development and the Penn State Alumni Association. In concert with the colleges, campuses, and other units of the University, the Division of Development and Alumni Relations has responsibility for advancing the University’s overall mission of teaching, research, and outreach to alumni, parents, friends, corporations and foundations. This is done by informing alumni and other constituents about Penn State and involving them in the life of the University through effective communications, quality programs and services. In doing so, we strive to gain their support and encourage them to join in shaping Penn State’s future through fundraising campaigns, enhancing honors education, enriching the student experience, fostering discovery and creativity, sustaining a tradition of quality, and building faculty strength and capacity. The division’s mandate is to generate among key constituencies the attitudinal, Onancial, and behavioral support needed to realize the University’s goals and objectives. Job Title Denition: The Major Gifts OAcer manages the fundraising efforts for donors and prospects in their assigned college or unit including annual receipt and commitment goals provides professional guidance and leadership in identifying and executing strategies that are most likely to be achieved through private philanthropy develops annual goal setting and fundraising plans and direct related activities in support of these goals and objectives manages a portfolio of major gift prospects and lead the staff to identify, cultivate and solicit donors and prospects in support of the College or Unit fundraising goals works collaboratively with the head of the academic unit, development, trained committee volunteers and central University Development staff to maximize fundraising success for the University works to engage department heads, faculty, and staff in the fundraising enterprise. Duties are performed at various levels within the deOned title. Working Conditions: SpeciOc physical requirements and effort are outlined in Job Responsibilities Worksheet (list of essential job duties and responsibilities speciOc to a particular job at the unit level) in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Other Requirements: LEVELS Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
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