St.  Catherine University

Senior Major and Planned Giving Officer

Aug 04, 2017
Sep 23, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time
Position Summary Information Position Responsibilities

St. Catherine University, St. Paul, seeks a full time Senior and Major Planned Giving Officer. As a member of the St. Catherine University Development staff, the Senior and Major Planned Giving Officer is responsible for building relationships and closing planned and major gifts through intentional measures including regular communication and engagement in stewardship events.

Responsibilities include:
• Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, secure and steward major and planned gifts; solicit planned, major and restricted gifts.
• Conduct face-to-face meetings (15/month average) with donor/prospects to advance their movement in the development cycle; meetings will include identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donor/prospects.
• Manage and develop a prospect portfolio of approximately 120 high potential prospects.
• Create a prospect plan for each assigned prospect, including steps to move the prospect through the development cycle.
• Represent the University positively and articulately with external public and volunteers.
• Work effectively with other members of External Relations, Advancement and Major Gifts Teams.
• Engage in the University community through attendance at and participation in key institutional events.
• Serve as point person for Crescendo web platform and illustrations.
• Other responsibilities as required by department, division or University needs.

Position Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree required.
• 10 years fundraising experience including 5 years major/planned giving fundraising experience; preferred fundraising experience in higher education.
• Demonstrated success in major/planned gift fundraising, including large cash gifts.
• Goal oriented, mission driven; strong written and verbal communication skills are a must.
• Demonstrated success in working as a member of a team and developing effective working relationships. with staff, volunteers, donors and others in the Development and External Relations process.
• Travel, evening, weekend and flexible work schedule as required.
• Ability working with gift planning vehicles and complex assets including gift annuities, CRTs, securities, IRSAs, endowments, insurance and real estate; campaign experience and results preferred.
• Familiarity with St. Catherine University and its mission and vision, history and offered programs is helpful.
• Knowledge of the Twin Cities, Minnesota, regional or national philanthropic communities as well as of the Catholic philanthropic community is beneficial.

Special/Other Requirements Summary To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at to apply for this position. Position number is #20170065-Staff. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool. Applicants may also visit the St. Catherine University Human Resources office to submit an electronic application. We are located in Derham Hall, Room 8. Application review begins August 15, 2017 - position open until filled.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/AA Drug Free Workplace Employer
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