Build your career in higher education fundraising in a supportive environment. A mature development program is looking to add a new fundraising professional to a strong team. We are looking for a proactive, high-achieving fundraiser or an individual with transferable skills from fields, such as, community engagement, community organizing, volunteer coordination, communications/marketing, sales, etc. You will be given mentorship, training, clear goals, and autonomy to do your work. We ask that you be a great teammate, strive to exceed expectations, and desire to make a difference.
The Associate Director of Major Gifts will be responsible for raising $2,000,000+ each year for the college by starting and managing relationships with prospective donors capable of making gifts of $100,000 or more. This will involve a number of steps, including: qualifying new donors, building trust and understanding with those individuals through consistent and thoughtful engagement, developing a fundraising strategy for each, working with colleagues in the department and across campus to match the individuals' interests to college priorities, presenting proposals, and closing and stewarding gifts.
Associate Director of Major Gift candidates should demonstrate the following:
1+ years of experience within fundraising and development or transferrable skills from fields with an emphasis on engagement or project management.
Ability to travel extensively nationally and, possibly, internationally, averaging about eight to ten workdays per month.
A commitment to creating inclusive work environments that embrace diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view.
An authentic appreciation for liberal arts education and the college’s mission.
Transferrable skills candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
About Macalester College
Since its founding in 1874, Macalester College, located in St. Paul, Minnesota, has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. The educational experience at Macalester supports the development of individuals who make informed judgments and interpretations of the broader world around them and choose actions or beliefs for which they are willing to be held accountable. Preparing students for engaged citizenship and effective civic leadership is a critical part of Macalester’s mission. Students develop the ability to seek and use knowledge and experience in contexts that challenge and inform their suppositions about the world.
Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and veterans.