Founded in 1887, Clark University is an innovative liberal arts college and research university. Originally one of the first two Ph.D. universities in America, Clark is a renowned liberal arts institution. With a national and international presence, Clark attracts high-caliber students and faculty from all quarters of the globe. In doing so, Clark is a campus of people, not departments, and individuals can and are encouraged to make a difference. The University is in the public phase of their record-breaking $125M comprehensive campaign.
Major Gifts are of critical importance to the philanthropic growth of Clark University. The Major Gifts Officer will play a leadership role in the strategy, planning and stewardship of assigned prospects. The selected candidate will effectively identify and manage a robust portfolio of 150 qualified prospects and maintain a minimum of 10 – 15 meaningful donor contacts with a goal of increasing donor engagement with the University. S/he will participate directly in the cultivation, solicitation and closure of major gifts and will work closely with the University Advancement team and other major gift officers, as well as faculty, volunteers and alumni. A Bachelor’s degree and a proven track record of success in cultivating and soliciting gifts of $25,000 or more is required.