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Development Officer

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Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Development Officer
Full Time / Part Time Full Time
Job Type Staff
Reports To Executive Director of Development
Position Summary

This position reports to the Executive Director of Development, will work closely with the Director of the Bryant Fund and other program managers, and is accountable for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual leadership donors among Bryant’s alumni, parents and friends. The ability of the officer to engage potential contributors, determine their interests and match them to the needs of the University, and assist these individuals in making leadership gifts ($1,000 – $24,999) will be critical to building Bryant’s pipeline of donors and its overall success in the coming years.

Principal Accountabilities

Support Bryant’s specific goals for enhancing alumni engagement and participation, and increase the number of donors at and above the Bryant Leadership Council of Donors ($1,000+) in support of the Expanding the World of Opportunities Comprehensive Campaign and increase the pipeline of major gift doors in the post-campaign time frame.

Working in close collaboration with respective program managers, solicit for acquisition, renewal and/or increase leadership level donors/memberships to the Wall Street Council, the Bryant Parents Council, Black & Gold Athletics, Partners in Scholarship, Bryant Leadership Council, and reunion class giving, among others.

Soliciting for acquisition, renewal and/or increase of donors capable of supporting the University between $1,000 – $24,999.

Manage a pool of approximately 250-300 assigned leadership gift prospects with a goal of securing contributions on an annual basis at a level commensurate with the ability of the individual, and serve as the primary Bryant contact through personal visits, correspondence, attendance at cultivation events, etc.

Participate in developing appropriate prospect cultivation strategies, determining potential giving opportunities and optimal gift levels; provide regular reports of all activities through designated reporting methods and inputting information in the Development database.

Meet assigned goals for prospect visits and dollars to be raised as determined annually.

Effectively motivate and supervise assigned staff to work as a team in meeting division goals, and ensuring that supervisory practices are in compliance with the spirit and intent of the University’s policy on diversity and EEO/AA guidelines.

Maintains up-to-date knowledge of University programs and priorities and its administrative and financial organization.

Perform related duties as assigned


This position is best filled by an individual with an undergraduate degree; three to five years of demonstrated success in fundraising and capital campaigns, preferably in a higher education setting; experience in recruiting, motivating and managing volunteers in successful fundraising efforts; ability to plan and think strategically; detail-oriented, but able to manage projects simultaneously; strong interpersonal, writing and communications skills; and the ability to work collaboratively with co-workers and various University constituents. Travel and non-standard hours are required.

Certain requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate persons with disabilities.

Working Environment
Physical Capacities

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number STA01838
Work Hours
Open Date 12/08/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled
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Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document