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Company Name:
Colgate University
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Hamilton, New York
United States
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Major Gifts Officer, Parent Giving

Colgate University, a highly-selective residential liberal arts university located in the picturesque central New York village of Hamilton, announces its search for a Major Gifts Officer, Parent Giving. At the core of Colgate University is one of the most ambitious and relevant learning experiences in the country. With an enrollment of more than 2,900 undergraduates, the size supports a lively community of diverse interests and enables the university to offer a wider range of courses than exists at many liberal arts colleges. The university has enjoyed significant success in attracting students from diverse backgrounds. Our university and our students are always ascending. And now, in our Bicentennial moment, Colgate is ever driven to be the best-one of the premier universities in the world, and the finest undergraduate institution in the nation.

The Major Gifts Officer, Parent Giving will serve as a key member of Colgate's Advancement team, responsible for engaging parents in supporting Colgate philanthropically. Colgate parents contribute between $4M-$5M annually to the University, supporting a variety of important projects: the Colgate Fund, the Internship Fund, the Global Leaders series, capital initiatives, and more.

The person in this position will be responsible for developing and executing strategies to connect with top parent prospects and secure leadership-level annual gifts ($20,000+) both in person and on the phone. The Major Gifts Officer, Parent Giving, is responsible for effective management of fundraising projects and related events as assigned and is accountable for positively representing all aspects of the university at all times.

A bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable skills have been acquired is required.

Professional Experience/Qualifications
- Must possess strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- The ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced organization and work effectively with staff, parents, administrators, faculty, alumni, and board members is essential.
- Enthusiastic commitment to advancing the university's mission and its ambitious fundraising goals.
- Demonstrated experience in team building and project management.

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience in private college advancement is highly desirable with preference to those with proven track record of closing major gifts from parent and alumni constituencies.
- A minimum of three years of fundraising in private college advancement is highly desirable.

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