Marian University seeks qualified applicants for the position of Associate Gift Officer for Health Sciences, reporting to the Vice President, Office of Institutional Advancement. This person is responsible for identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships, and securing financial support for the Ruth Lilly Health Education Center at Marian University.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle from identifying potential donors to making solicitations.
- Adhere to the highest ethical standards.
- Work collaboratively with Advancement Department, Health Sciences faculty and staff, and volunteer advisory boards.
- Offer prospect strategy counsel to the president, vice president, development and advancement staff managing other prospects.
- Be a resource for advancement staff, from identifying potential volunteer connections to prospective meetings and events.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have:
- Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University.
- A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.
- Five to seven years successful experience in fundraising or sales. Higher education fundraising is preferred.
- Ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership and major gift donors in order to develop relationships.
- Interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the university’s fundraising priorities through developing excellent relationships with faculty, senior academic leaders, trustees, volunteers, and the advancement office team.
- Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills as well as the demonstrated ability to complete assignments.
- Successful experience in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
- Willingness to create and/or make oral and/or written presentations.
- Willingness to travel.
Named one of central Indiana’s Top Workplaces by the Indianapolis Star in 2014, Marian University is one of the nation’s preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning. Marian University’s academic success has been recognized by US News & World Report (Top 25 Best Colleges – Midwest Region), Money magazine (Top 10 colleges in Indiana “For Your Money”), and The Chronicle of Higher Education (Fastest Growing Colleges, 2002-2012). Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university’s culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 10 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state’s first new medical school in 110 years. In 2012, Marian University’s football team captured the NAIA national championship in just its sixth year of existence. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 26 national titles.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a current resume, a letter of application, and names and addresses of three current references. All applications should be submitted electronically thru firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Marian University is an EOE