Major Gifts Officer

Full-time, Exempt

Location: Lancaster, PA

This position exists for the purpose of cultivating major donor relationships to enhance giving to Lancaster Bible College.

Candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Master’s degree desirable.
  • Minimum of 5 years of successful experience in stewardship or development field, or the professional/business community.
  • Some experience in non-profit environment helpful.

Candidates will need to possess the following skills:

  • Able to personally solve problems within the scope of the job function.
  • Able to develop ways in which the different areas of the giving program can be enhanced.
  • Able to provide a Biblical defense of and philosophy of stewardship.
  • People skills – able to visit and cultivate people.
  • Supervision/Management skills to carry out job functions with office employees.
  • Able to represent LBC at events and to the community through various medias.
  • A general awareness of the US tax laws and their relationship to the College.
  • Research skills to develop substantial gift support.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to cultivate donors.
  • Analysis skills to identify giving trends.
  • Self-starter and able to handle confidential matters.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and Raiser’s Edge.

Candidates will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Effective interaction with people with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to articulate and promote the educational objectives of LBC with clients with an understanding and appreciation of the distinctiveness of a Bible College.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks at one time; highly organized; self-motivated; creative and energetic.
  • An ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues throughout the Institution, other constituents and the public.
  • Strong writing and planning skills with the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve institutional goals.
  • High degree of professionalism and ethical standards for handling confidential information.
  • Able to adapt to new technology, use of database applications and reporting.
  • Establish person-to-person relationships with donors and manage the same.
  • Flexibility to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed. Most travel will consist of day trips which will consume up to 50% of time away from the office
  • Visit donors on a regular basis (125 visits minimum per year).
  • Participate in the moves management program to maximize donor relationships.
  • Develop and implement programs to cultivate current donors.
  • Develop and implement plans to migrate donors/partners in terms of increasing size of pledge and gifts.
  • Identify donor with the potential for major gifts.
  • Prepare individual plans for additional cultivation of these donor prospects.
  • Identify individuals with potential for planned giving.
  • Prepare individual plans for additional cultivation of these prospects.
  • Keep donor contact information up-to-date.
  • With the VP of Advancement, provide input and share responsibilities with the VP of Advancement for direct oversight of all capital campaigns for the institution.
  • Assist other team members as appropriate in the accomplishment of department goals.
  • Treat all team members with respect living by the adage – “Treat others as you wish to be treated.”
  • Assist in other duties whenever called upon as needed for the good and welfare of the College ministry.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following: cover letter; resume; and spiritual testimony to Human Resources. Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

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