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Leadership Gifts Officer

Posting Details

Posting Details

Title Leadership Gifts Officer
Posting Number S00427JP
Department Leadership Gifts
Job Summary

The development team is growing in preparation for a comprehensive campaign, including the expansion of our leadership gifts staff. The LGO is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects and donors; maximizing capital gifts to the college; establishing long-term relationships with major donors; working in collaboration with other offices of development to meet the college’s fund-raising objectives.

Education/Skills Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Ability to cultivate and build superior relationships with high end donors for purposes of identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of gifts to the college.
  • Frequent coordination with other offices of development and college relations.
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills are necessary.
  • The ability and willingness to travel up to 40% of the time is required.
  • Strong organizational skills and analytical skills.
  • Familiarity with computer systems and the willingness to use those systems.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, working both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Absolute confidentiality, professionalism and discretion required.
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Bowdoin College.
  • An understanding and a belief that fund-raising is a team sport.
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

5+ years of development/fund-raising or related experience required with a strong preference for experience in leadership gift work.

  • A valid Driver’s license and the ability to meet the requirements of the College’s Motor Vehicle Use Policy required.
Standard Work Days and Hours

This is an exempt position requiring time commitment necessary to satisfactorily complete job requirements. Hours are primarily Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm often with work after 5:00 pm or weekends. Frequent travel required.

About Bowdoin

Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college, enrolling approximately 1,800 students. Through a need-blind admissions policy, the College meets 100% of students’ demonstrated financial need with no loans. 32% of students identify as students of color, an additional 5% are international, and 45% receive financial aid. Bowdoin is a dynamic living and learning community committed to fostering pluralism, building intentional community, and nurturing a commitment to the common good.

The College seeks academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds, and/or who have experience working collaboratively with diverse populations. Bowdoin is set in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. Brunswick, a town of 22,000 residents, brings together elements of both city and country living including cultural offerings, a variety of restaurants, and four season activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Bowdoin’s historic 215-acre campus, comprising 120+ buildings, is a brief walk to downtown Brunswick, and is 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston.

Shift N/A
Employment Category Full Time Year Round
FTE 1.00
Benefits Eligible Yes
Pay Type Salaried
Background Check Package Requirements Administrative Staff + MVR
Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes
Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No
Posting Date 03/06/2018
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Posting Internal/External
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. 

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents