Now in its 101st year, Bentley University is known as one of the country’s leading business schools, combining business studies with liberal arts education. Located on a classic New England campus just nine miles outside Boston, Bentley aims to cultivate a generation of business leaders prepared for rapid change and innovation, globalization, and shifting demographics. More than 4,168 full-time and 140 part-time undergraduate students and 1,401 graduate and professional students from nearly 100 countries attend the school. Bentley’s graduate offerings include MBA, MS, combined MS/MBA, and PhD programs. In 2016, the university launched a campaign that focuses on improving residential, academic and athletic facilities across the campus.
The Leadership Gifts Officer (LGO) will develop and implement strategic plans aimed at maximizing individual gifts for Bentley University’s current comprehensive campaign. S/He will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward leadership gift prospects and donors with a capacity to make gifts of at least $50,000 – $1 million+. In addition, the LGO will establish effective relationships with leadership gift prospects and donors, and collaborate with all offices within the Division of University Advancement to meet Bentley’s fundraising objectives. At least three to seven years of frontline leadership/major gift fundraising experience, preferably in an institution of higher education, is required.