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Regional Advancement Representative

Position Details

Classification Details

FLSA Status Exempt

Position Information

Position Title Regional Advancement Representative
Position Type Staff
Employee Group Administrative
Time Status Full-Time
Time Category Full Time (1560-2080 hours)
Annual Hours 2080
# of Months 12
Hours Per Week 40
Work Dates

July 1 – June 30

Campus Main Campus (Grantham)

Position Description

Position Summary

This position is responsible to identify, qualify, and solicit major gift prospects and to steward a specific portfolio of major gift prospects in order to secure immediate and long-term gift revenue required by the institution.

Education Required

Bachelor’s Degree

Education Preferred
Experience Required

1-3 years sales or fundraising

Experience Preferred
Skills, Characteristics Required for Position

• Demonstrate ability to secure visits with prospects
• Demonstrate ability to secure major gifts
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; listening skills
• Ability to work with a wide range of personalities and relationships; sound judgment
• Self-motivated; ability to handle multiple tasks with organization and flexibility
• Excellent planning and organizational skills
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Special Working Conditions

Must be willing to travel; some work on evenings and weekends is required, especially for special events.

Driving Requirements

This position requires the operation of a Messiah College owned or leased vehicle and the employee must possess and maintain a current driver’s license, meet the established criteria, and abide by all policies and procedures as presented in the College’s Fleet Vehicle Use Policy.

Essential Employee N/A
Primary Duties

1. Identify, qualify, solicit, and steward a specific portfolio of Annual Fund and Major gift prospects (alumni, parents, and friends).
2. Successfully solicit a portfolio of donors for Annual Fund and Major gifts.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of charitable giving techniques and their tax implications.
4. Identify prospects in portfolio that merit referral to the senior leadership fundraising team.
5. Represent Messiah College to a variety of constituencies, groups, and individuals for the purpose of introducing Messiah College.
6. Manage the budget for this position.
7. Ensure that an institutional record of key contacts/conversations/communication is properly documented.
8. Maintain consistent and reliable attendance.
9. Specific and measurable goals will be established with supervisor.

Secondary Duties

1. Attend the meetings of Development and Advancement Division staff as required.
2. Other duties as assigned.

Supervises: # of Administrative None
Supervises: # of Staff None
Supervises: # of Student None
Posting Date 01/09/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Personal Statement - Faith
Optional Documents