Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 11-Oct-2017 to 10-Dec-2017
  • - Anderson University
  • Anderson, IN, USA
  • Full Time
  • This is a full-time position eligible for university benefits

Anderson University is seeking an experienced major gift professional to maintain a significant personal portfolio of 150-200 donor prospect.

The Development Officer will be expected to establish productive relationships with multiple constituencies through personal visitation, telephone conversations and correspondence, conduct presentations to promote charitable giving to the university; work with donors to formulate plans for charitable gifts to the university and complete collateral contacts (legal, university, etc.), and to perform related duties as assigned. The successful candidate will provide key leadership in the university's program of personal cultivation of key constituents to build the financial strength of the institution by securing gifts and pledges of $25,000 or more.


The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of successful experience as a development officer fundraising and involvement with a major donor constituency, or experience in marketing or sales.  Experience implementing a capital campaign is a plus.  Demonstrated comfort level in making 'cold calls' to qualify and solicit charitable gifts.  Experience in a financial-related area such as planned giving, accounting, law or financial services preferred.  Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Sensitivity and skill in handling confidential information.  Demonstrated ability in achieving established goals and establishing job priorities based on same.  Demonstrated ability to perform individual and/or group and public presentations.  Must be willing to travel in and out of state, with willingness to attend occasional evening and weekend donor engagement activities.   Understanding and affinity for the mission of Anderson University; Understanding and affinity for the Church of God movement and the relationship between AU and the Church of God; Ability to communicate these matters to constituents.

The successful candidate will be energetic, self-motivated and comfortable working independently and in a team-oriented environment. The ability to establish warm professional relationships with constituents based on integrity and respect is essential. The ability to adapt to and effectively utilize appropriate technology is important. The successful candidate must have experience with desktop computer with Windows based applications, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, and electronic calendaring.  Experience with Reeher Data Platform, PeopleSoft gift system (databases) is a plus. The successful candidate will be enthusiastically supportive of the mission of the university, will exhibit a strong commitment to personal Christian faith, and be comfortable with the lifestyle expectations of the university. A bachelor's degree is strongly preferred and an advanced degree could strengthen an applicant's candidacy.

Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana, located near Money's #1 Best Places to Live in 2017 and Town & Country Magazine's #1 Best Place to Live.  Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, and The Princeton Review. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business and theology. The University's location in the central part of the state allows easy access to state parks, several boating lakes, and beautiful farmland. The close proximity to Indianapolis, the state's capital, offers a full range of cultural and entertainment amenities.

AU is an equal opportunity employer. Persons who bring diversity are encouraged to apply. Anderson University complies with federal and state requirements for non-discrimination in employment with regard to sex, age, race, color, disability, and national and ethnic origin.

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