Concordia University - Irvine Ca
  • Office of the EVP for University Advancement
  • Irvine, CA, USA
  • Full-Time

Health Insurance, Retirement, Disability and Life Insurance, Tuition discounts, paid Vacation & Sick Time and generous paid Holidays

The Development Officer is responsible for developing donor relationships and solicitation strategies among mid-range annual donors and prospects and major gift prospects. Working with the Advancement team and select University staff and faculty, the Development Officer will devise marketing strategies and outreach opportunities to attract mid-range prospects. He/She will place a major emphasis on the development and cultivation of new prospects and the stewardship of assigned donors. All activities of this position are to make a contribution to the fulfillment of the mission of the university.


  1. Identify new annual donors and other major donor prospects. Develop and implement strategies to introduce, cultivate and solicit gifts. Assist university-wide efforts to identify, cultivate and solicit major donors. Implement major gift initiatives for campus-wide priorities.
  2. With members of the Development Team, vet donors and prospects through methods of discovery, to determine donor viability and capacity.
  3. Manage a portfolio of 150 potential and current mid-range ($1,000 to $5,000) annual donors and prospects.
  4. Develop, write and implement strategies to acquire new individual donors.
  5. Personally visit and cultivate 20 prospects or donors per month, solicit prospects and donors for gifts and pledges as appropriate.
  6. Solicit multi-year pledges to priority capital and annual projects.
  7. Assist with planning, organizing and developing strategies for successful donor and prospective donor events.
  8. Assist in the identification and recruitment of new volunteer leaders for various university governance and advisory boards and committees such as the Foundation Board of Trustees, the President's Advisory Council, and the Alumni Board.
  9. Gain a general understanding of planned giving, grant writing, and endowment giving.
  10. Participate in Advancement-sponsored donor cultivation events; attend university cultural and sporting events; and promote/represent the university as needed among a variety of constituencies.
  11. Available to travel
  12. Other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university, master's preferred, and three to five years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Concordia University - Irvine Ca
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