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Annual Giving Officer - Leadership

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Position Details

Classification Information

Classification Title

Position Information

Position Title Annual Giving Officer - Leadership
Position Number
Department Institutional Advancement
Job Description Summary

Wentworth Institute of Technology is a nationally recognized, private, coeducational institution of higher education offering master’s, baccalaureate, and associate degrees and certificate programs to more than 4,000 students each year in the disciplines of computer science and computer information systems, architecture, interior and industrial design, engineering, management, and applied mathematics. Wentworth has graduated just under 50,000 students who have assumed leadership roles in their professions. Wentworth’s mission and core purpose is to empower, inspire, and innovate through experiential learning. Its vision is to become nationally recognized as the university of choice for externally collaborative, project-based, interdisciplinary culture for learning (EPIC).

The Division of Institutional Advancement raises Wentworth’s visibility and credibility, cultivates relationships with alumni and friends, and secures financial resources in support of Wentworth’s vision. Our vision is to create top-of-mind presence among constituencies and visibility that will lead to support and advocacy from the private sector. We seek to create, sustain, and support a climate of respect, honesty and compassion that values innovation, empowers the individual, recognizes talent and celebrates achievement, and fosters a spirit of open communication, mutuality, collaboration, teamwork, and fun.
Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, and working in collaboration with the Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement and the Director of Annual Giving, the Annual Giving Officer – Leadership will support the fundraising efforts of the Institute through the systematic identification, solicitation, and stewardship of alumni and parents capable of giving $1000 to $25,000 annually with a goal of growing the number of members recognized in the President’s Society by a minimum of 10% per year. The Annual Giving Officer will be responsible for articulating a compelling case for unrestricted support as well as working on special programs to raise funds for strategic priorities at the Institute. In addition, this professional will work with the annual giving staff on a variety of marketing and communication efforts. Frequent regional travel, occasional travel outside of New England as well as work on select nights and weekends is necessary.

Minimum Education Required Bachelor's degree
Preferred Education Master's degree
Minimum Work Experience Required 5 - 8 years
Preferred Work Experience
Minimum Knowledge Required Working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations.
Preferred Knowledge
Advertised Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate is independent, self-motivated, and detail-oriented meeting the following criteria:

Bachelor’s degree required;
5 years of relevant development experience preferably in higher education;
at least 2 years of experience using best practices in personal solicitation;
proven track record of successful fundraising;
ability to work both independently and collaboratively, prioritize, plan and execute work with efficient use of time and resources;
outstanding written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills;
willingness/ability to travel frequently, occasional evening and weekend work.

Advertised Preferred Qualifications
Salary Range

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S00333
Job Category

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Colleges of the Fenway site
    • Wentworth site
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed.
    • NE HERC
    • El Mundo
    • Sampan
    • Bay State Banner
    • Colors Magazine
    • AcademicKeys
    • Referral
    • Other
  2. * Do you now or will you in the future require sponsorship to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents