Wednesday, April 30, 2014

USMA-AOG Posting

Major Gifts Officer

West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG) is seeking a Major Gifts Officer to provide professional support to the Development Team.

The incumbent’s responsibilities include:  identifying  potential major donors; evaluating those identified; cultivating targeted individuals; preparing solicitations for those individuals; soliciting them with volunteer leadership assistance, if necessary; and ensuring that proper recognition is given to those who donate.  Throughout this cycle, the Major Gifts Officer is responsible for the management of 100 potential or actual major donors.  Planned gifts are also solicited whenever appropriate, based upon the donor’s philanthropic plans/needs.  This position reports to the Director of Major Gifts.

In addition, the incumbent will serve as the Development Point of Contact (POC) for major projects or programs when assigned.  As the POC you will be responsible for:  developing both a fund-raising plan and a recognition plan, working with the WPAOG’s prospect manager to track prospective donors for this particular project/program, and ensuring that the project/program is being managed in a way that is in-line with the desires of the WPAOG and the donors.

Strong organizational and analytical skills and excellent oral and written communications are required.  The incumbent must be goal-oriented and enjoy a competitive, but collegial, environment.  The incumbent must possess thorough knowledge of fund raising or have relevant and transferable skills in a related field.  Knowledge of capital giving programs and Planned Giving vehicles is desired.  In addition, s/he must have an understanding of basic investment principles and tax laws.  The Major Gifts Officer must be available for extensive travel (25% - 50% of time).

A Bachelors Degree is required.  A West Point graduate and three to five years of experience in Fund Raising is preferred.  We offer excellent benefits and a pleasant working environment.  Salary commensurate with skills and experience.  Please submit cover letter, resume and letters of reference.  To apply please go to  then click on “Employment on the bottom left-hand side of the page.
West Point Association of Graduates is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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