As part of a team raising philanthropic support for Cornell, assist 4-6 university Major Gift Officers (MGOs), each of whom manages a portfolio of donors or prospective donors with the potential to make gifts of between $250K and $10 million. The Major Gift Associate (MGA) is responsible for working collaboratively by:
Providing written communication for diverse audiences including background and supporting materials, correspondence, proposals, gift documentation, and nominations.
Assisting MGOs with prospect development and stewardship by building strategies and facilitating connections for the MGO with university stakeholders, crafting campus visit itineraries, and providing event coordination and support.
Developing and maintaining in-depth knowledge of university priorities, programs, and initiatives, as well as AAD programs and possible engagement opportunities for alumni, parents and friends.
Coordinating work-flow for assigned group of MGOs in conjunction with each of their Administrative Assistants and others in Alumni Affairs & Development in the completion of tasks to facilitate prospect activity.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
Must have 2-3 years of work experience, or equivalent, in a relevant field.
Must have strong interpersonal skills and effective communication skills, both written and oral. Ability to use persuasive writing is a must.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with little supervision.
Ability to problem solve, research, evaluate and synthesize information for the intended audience.
Must be well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize assignments for completion in a timely manner.
Must be able to exercise strong judgment, conduct oneself in a professional and ethical manner, and work with highly sensitive and confidential information.
Ability to work with multiple team members' styles in an effective and collegial manner.
Ability to work with individuals from across the university, at all levels, as well as with key alumni, donors, and volunteers.
Must have demonstrated ability to use computer software applications, databases, networked informational systems, and the Internet.
Typically lifts less than 10 lbs
Limited exposure to hazards
University Job Title:
Gift Associate II
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