Founded in 1847, Rockford University has influenced the lives of tens of thousands of women and men by offering a rich liberal arts education. The University’s curricular experience is enhanced with practical, experiential opportunities that have been proven to build a strong foundation for success. Students who graduate from Rockford University are prepared to actively participate in a modern and ever-changing global society.
Rockford University seeks a Major Gift Officer with a demonstrated passion for liberal arts education. This knowledgeable and experienced fundraiser will cultivate, solicit, and steward individual major gifts for the University, with an emphasis on the Chicago region. They will be adept at strategically engaging prospects and aligning their philanthropic aspirations with University priorities. The MGO will be essential in developing a robust pipeline of sustainable support from regional alumni and constituents for Rockford’s future.
Ideal candidates will demonstrate integrity and maturity with a track record of successfully closing individual gifts. They will possess strong written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively across University Advancement and with internal and external stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity to have a tremendous impact in shaping the University’s future. Innovative and highly motivated individuals are encouraged to apply.