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Education: Higher Education

​Leadership Gift Officer

Colby College , Waterville, Maine

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students enjoy a cutting-edge, creative and supportive environment that deepens learning both within and beyond the classroom. Colby also guarantees that all admitted students, from every background, have the chance to graduate without loans to repay. Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics. The school’s many advancements have led to a rise in its U.S. News & World Report ranking to #12 for National Liberal Arts Colleges.

The Opportunity

Colby College is seeking a talented Leadership Gift Officer to manage a portfolio of 150+ prospects for gifts of $100k+ as they gear up for their next comprehensive campaign. The Leadership Gift Officer will build and grow the college’s prospect pool, create action plans for developing relationships with these prospective donors, partner with the Colby Fund team and the Director of Parent Giving, and create opportunities for the president, trustees, faculty and staff to engage in the fundraising program. S/He will also develop solicitation strategies in collaboration with the Senior Philanthropic Advisor. This position reports directly to the Director of Leadership Gifts. Some travel is required. A minimum of three years’ experience in major gift fundraising experience in a college, university or other academic setting is required.

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