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Director of Advancement, Major Gifts
Claremont Lincoln University is seeking a seasoned development professional to advance its mission of "Putting Wisdom to Work in the World."
Claremont Lincoln is both a degree-granting graduate school and the hub of a consortium of religious graduate schools rooted in various religious and ethical traditions. Its faculty and students seek to learn about, and from, this diversity of traditions so they can better understand and address the world’s most intractable problems. To this end, the University offers a compelling and expanding array of master’s and doctoral degrees, conceived and resourced in large part by the faculty of the member schools. The result is a new approach to higher education that integrates knowledge, perspectives, and practices from across the traditions to better address world problems.
Reporting to the Vice President of Advancement, the Director of Advancement, Major Gifts, is a senior development officer position focused on medium to high net worth individuals.
- Responsible for building and maintaining an international portfolio of 100 prospects and donors with personal production of major gifts between 5 and 7 figures;
- Expected to develop an excellent relationship with the member institutions, ensuring the best possible working relationships among all members such that creative strategic planning and collaborative cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans are executed;
- Research of donor prospects and organizations;
- Proposal writing; document editing
- High level of interaction with team members and consortium staff including weekly meetings and activity report submission
- Some travel, evenings and weekends required
- The successful candidate will be a senior level development professional with a minimum of five years of experience with major gifts with documented success in the 5 to 7 figure gift range.
- Exceptional interpersonal abilities and communication style, required;
- Strong public speaking and writing skills, required;
- Ability to work with diverse populations, required;
- Possession of a global perspective, interest and understanding of world religions and diverse cultures, especially Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Dharma traditions and the humanist perspective; Development work in higher education preferred.
- Experience with capital campaigns, preferred.
- Proven track record working in the Los Angeles philanthropic community, Palo Alto philanthropic community and/or Phoenix, AZ philanthropic community desired.
- Occasional regional travel expected.
- Experience with Razor’s edge desired.
- Must hold a bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred.
Compensation for this position will be dependent upon training and experience.
Claremont Lincoln University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please send resumes to
Claremont Lincoln University
Human Resources Office
1325 N. College Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711