Annual Giving Philanthropy Officer

Ferris State University

Annual Giving Philanthropy Officer

  • Institution: Ferris State University
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Big Rapids, Michigan, USA
  • Website: www.ferris.edu
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Annual Giving Philanthropy Officer

  • Ferris State University | Big Rapids, Michigan, USA
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: April 07, 2024
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Job TitleAnnual Giving Philanthropy Officer

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Administrator

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Location Big Rapids, Michigan, USA

Application Deadline -

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Contact Name Human Resources

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Email Apply online at https://jobs.ferris.edu

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Job Description

Annual Giving Philanthropy Officer – Ferris State University. 

Summary of Position: The Annual Giving Philanthropy Officer will support the Ferris Foundation and Advancement team in University Advancement and Marketing to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a targeted portfolio of annual giving prospects. The ability to achieve success will be realized through strong internal partnerships as well as working with alumni, donors and friends of the university to help support Ferris’s commitment to student success in the achievement of a strong education by forging meaningful philanthropic relationships.

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree with valid driver’s license. Two – four years of professional experience involving cultivation, stewardship and fundraising, or a combination of education and experience.

Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:

  1. Fundraising experience in a university environment closing gifts at an annual fund level of $1k-$50k.
  2. Strong interpersonal, team and leadership skills, tact and flexibility in working with diverse populations.
  3. Ability to plan and implement events and develop marketing strategies.
  4. Ability to multi-task competing priorities, interruptions, and inquires with a high level of professionalism and tolerance for ambiguity.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Manage a personal portfolio of donors and prospects (annual giving leadership level) which helps to maintain a pipeline of philanthropic support helping to grow the Fund for Ferris and other key university initiatives.
  2. Works in collaboration with the Alumni Relations, Annual Giving and Advancement Communication staff to increase philanthropic support for annual giving initiatives such as Giving Tuesday and One Day for Dawgs (Day of Giving) to secure lead and matching gifts.
  3. Must be comfortable creating team-supportive structures such as prospect list and portfolio management, data accuracy, and serve as a second resource of support and guidance for Ferris fundraisers/key university initiatives.

To apply and view full job description, visit https://jobs.ferris.edu. Ferris State University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to inclusion and equity. Learn more about the Ferris mission, commitment to diversity and to equal opportunity, and dynamic, student-focused community at ferris.edu. Applicants requiring accommodation or assistance completing an application/participating in the hiring process should contact Human Resources at (231) 591-2150 or fsujobs@ferris.edu.

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