The Leadership Annual Giving Officer is responsible for managing relationships with gift prospects within the $1000 – $24,999 level. This position is charged with identification, qualification, cultivation and solicitation of prospects. To do this, the Leadership Annual Giving Officer will work independently, with the University Advancement team and with other areas within the University.
B.A. or B.S. degree required and one to three years of related work experience.
Must have the ability to forge strong working relationships with other colleagues and a capacity for engaging confidence and trust among donors, alumni, and friends of the University.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with others.
Two years of direct fundraising experience, preferably within a higher education institution, with demonstrated ability to manage a large number of prospective donors resulting in significant gifts and strong donor relationships.
Knowledge of higher education development and annual giving; excellent and demonstrated organizational and goal-oriented project management skills; self-motivated, detail-oriented, and donor-centered; ability to work effectively with the donor community, with the academic community, and with colleagues in a cooperative environment; strong interpersonal skills and ability to interface professionally with alumni, administration, faculty, and students; and exceptional professional writing, editing, verbal, and analytical skills.
Internal Number: 17975
About Oakland University
As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public service. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.