Lewis & Clark Law School is considered a top law school in the greater Northwest region of the United States. Affiliated with Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, the law school is located on a separate campus, adjacent to the beautiful Tryon Creek State Park.
Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
To identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit major and planned gifts from alumni, parents, friends and faculty of the Law School; manage a list of tracked major gift prospects including stewardship plans, and to engage in a high level of prospect contact.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) is a full-time, exempt position with the Lewis & Clark Law School. The MGO is responsible for developing long-term philanthropic relationships with individual major donors with a capacity to support the organization with gifts of $10,000 or above; soliciting gifts in telephone, face-to-face meetings, and other avenues of communication; overseeing outreach to donor audiences, and enhancing the Dean’s involvement in fundraising. The successful candidate will have the capacity to meet an annual personal fundraising goal set by the Assistant Dean of Development and External Relations, while also managing strategy to help the organization reach its financial goals through leadership solicitations.
The ideal candidate will possess the ability to communicate with clarity about the Law School. They will have experience developing long-term donor relationships, independently closing six-figure gifts, and supporting the successful acquisition of larger gifts. The successful MGO will be a strategic thinker, solid planner, creative problem solver, and strong communicator. They will be goal-oriented and able to juggle multiple immediate solicitation priorities while simultaneously developing a pipeline for future gifts.
- Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.
- Five years of successful experience in major and planned gift fundraising.
- Specific experience with prospect management, donor stewardship and MOVES Management strategies.
- Ability to understand the needs and interests of organizational leadership and major gift donors in order to develop relationships between the two entities.
- Successful experience in making discovery calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
Nonprofit Professionals Now (NPN) is excited to be working with the Lewis & Clark Law School on this key position. Please complete the attached application and include: a resume, cover letter and completed screening questions. All applications will be fully reviewed.
Application deadline: July 1, 2018.