Major Gifts Officer

Website Marietta College

Contemporary Liberal Arts, Private College

The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) will support Marietta College’s mission and strategic plan, and in coordination with other members of the advancement leadership staff and team. This team member will focus on the identification, cultivation, solicitation, closing, and stewardship of major gift prospects (qualified at $25,000+) while also soliciting and securing leadership level annual gifts, and planned gifts. The MGO will be instrumental in the comprehensive campaign, currently in the silent phase.

This position will manage a portfolio of 120-150 prospects and donors; develop and implement strategies for cultivating and soliciting prospects; spend significant amount of time building relationships (through local, regional, and national travel, as well as video conferencing technology); find unique ways to connect prospects personal passions with the mission of the College; personally steward donors in their portfolio; assist in organizing and implementing special projects; and participate in affinity group development and engagement events. This position reports to the Vice President for Advancement.


Bachelor’s degree
Minimum of one to three year of successful, face-to-face relationship building experience
Prefer, but not required experience in higher education or direct sales
Experience with and ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally
Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable to drive according to the College’s liability insurance provider

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