Development Officer - Major Gifts

St. Mary's College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary's City is accepting résumés for the position of Development Officer - Major Gifts.  The Development Officer - Major Gifts is responsible for soliciting, cultivating and stewarding major gift donors to St. Mary's College of Maryland. The position will be regional (remote), with a preference for the greater Baltimore/Washington DC area, and will fundraise regionally and nationally on behalf of the College. The position helps develop and actively manages a portfolio with a minimum of 100+ major gift prospects/donors (rated $10,000+). Position will assist the Development Unit's planned giving strategies and guiding planned giving.

Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree or higher preferred; minimum of five years of experience in fundraising in a nonprofit, higher education or comparable setting; and must have demonstrable experience in soliciting and securing major gifts, including planned gifts. The candidate must be highly organized, a strong communicator, willing to travel, and demonstrate a proven ability to meet deadlines and metrics. Must possess a valid driver's license. Experience with development databases like Raiser's Edge is a plus. Above all, the candidate must have a passion for soliciting gifts that have impact and meaning to both the benefactor and the recipient(s). Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered.  Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions will be considered.  

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college.  Undergraduate and residential in nature, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1600, St. Mary's emphasizes excellence in teaching.  The institution was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1997.  The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and close proximity to the amenities of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Richmond.

St. Mary's College ( ) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission.  We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity.  Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé (including e-mail address), and three references and submitted online at: .  Questions may be directed to Sandy Abell at 240-895-4282.

Review of résumés will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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