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Major & Planned Gifts Officer

Company: Florida Institute of Technology
Date Posted: July 20, 2017

Florida Institute of Technology is currently searching for a Major and Planned Gifts Officer for the Office of Development.  This is a full-time position. 

The Major and Planned Gifts Officer is responsible for the qualification, cultivation and solicitation of major gifts and planned gifts. The candidate will manage a portfolio of approximately 100 individual alumni, friends and foundations capable of supporting the University with gifts of $25,000 or more and will support the team with planned giving expertise, assisting in structuring life income gifts and bequests, helping to market planned giving vehicles and managing the legacy society. Work with prospects will include facilitating communications and strategy development with faculty, staff and volunteer leaders and will involve significant travel. The candidate will be expected to understand higher education philanthropy and preferably have experience with prospect databases and moves management systems.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Identify 20-30 new prospects per year and secure visit to engage potential future major donors in the mission of Florida Institute of Technology
  • Develop and implement a donor-centered and mission-centered cultivation and stewardship strategy for each individual in the portfolio. Record all activities in Raiser's Edge and meet annual moves goals
  • Plan solicitation schedule and solicit gifts toward individual and team fundraising goals. Draft gift agreements, instruments, case statements, letters and other documents as needed
  • Participate in the management of a planned giving program designed to attract deferred gifts such as bequests, trusts, annuities, life insurance, IRA rollovers, etc. Respond to all planned giving inquiries from interested constituents
  • Meet and work with internal constituencies (faculty and staff), including the development team, to identify fundraising priorities and strategies and develop messaging that will encourage philanthropic support for them

Education/Skills required:

  • Bachelors degree
  • 5 years of related experience in area of expertise
  • Valid drivers license
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of computer office applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of Raiser's Edge is preferred

* Official transcript of all collegiate work must be sent directly from the attended institution to the Human Resources Office prior to the first day of employment. All international degrees must have a course-by-course official evaluation and translation sent to the Human Resources Office directly from an evaluation company affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Required certification or license must be uploaded when submitting application for employment.

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