Associate Major Gifts Officer, Schools of the Health Sciences
The University of Pittsburgh's Division of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement (PAE) is seeking an Associate Major Gifts Officer to join a progressive team within our Schools of the Health Sciences. The incumbent, who in direct collaboration with the Directors of Development, and in particular the Director of Development for the School of Public Health will: develop and implement comprehensive fund-raising strategies for direct identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual major gift prospects; work on special events, annual campaigns, and other development projects; support multiple schools of the Health Sciences, with a particular focus on the School of Public Health.
A proven ability to develop a variety of fund-raising methods, plans, and strategies is a must to guarantee a successful outcome. Highly developed, strong, and effective interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a wide and diverse range of constituencies are essential. Sound judgment, a clear understanding of ethical standards related to development activities, and discretion in interactions with donors, prospects, volunteers, and others are mandatory. Flexible hybrid and/or remote work opportunities may be available for this position.
PAE cultivates relationships with contributors, alumni, and other constituents on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, generating support for teaching, research, and care. As the hub for development and alumni relations efforts, PAE contributes to a bold, vibrant, and diverse academic community. Primarily, we focus on: philanthropy to the University and UPMC which drives innovation and enhances opportunities for students, faculty, researchers, and clinicians, as well as alumni relationships expressed across a community of 318,000 alumni spanning the globe. This purposeful, collaborative work-supported by your engagement and giving-ensures that Pitt and UPMC grow stronger each year, benefitting this community, our region, and the wider world. PAE fosters an intentionally inclusive workforce through a diversity framework that commits to collaborating and expanding the culture, identity, and wholeness of every staff member in measurable and deliberate ways.
Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of relevant experience. The incumbent will ideally have a minimum of three years' experience, preferably in an academic or health care setting. Other experiences organizing and executing major gift solicitations, experience with other elements of development, marketing, public relations, and/or sales experience are helpful. Equivalent combination of education and transferable/relatable experience will be considered per university guidelines. A current TB test and drug screen will be required as a condition of employment.
The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.
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Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Development.II
Minimum Education Level Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Work Arrangement Hybrid: Combination of On-Campus and Remote work as determined by the department.
Hiring Range TBD Based Upon Qualifications
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances Not Applicable
Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents Not Applicable
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