The Director of Major Gifts will be a key player within the Office of Institutional Advancement with a strong focus on identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts prospects in support of the university’s advancement priorities. The director will be responsible for realizing gift support on behalf of the university from selected alumni, parents, friends, and corporate sponsors.
This position will be expected to make face-to-face calls based upon assigned goals by the area vice president. The position will work closely with the other members of the Advancement Staff and university officials in collaboration with fulfilling institutional fundraising goals. A strong initial emphasis will be placed on growing the endowment consistent with the university’s strategic plan.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree required and a minimum of three years of development and or development-related experience in higher education or in similar settings or equivalent combination of education and expertise.
Experience in major giving instruments, tax laws, and planned/deferred giving is helpful but not required.
To apply for the position, please submit an application or resume, three references, and salary requirements to:
Attn: Human Resources
501 East 38th Street
Erie, PA 16546
Mercyhurst University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that encourages
members of diverse groups to apply.