Jan 25, 2022

Senior Major Gift Officer

  • SUNY Buffalo State
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
Full-Time Other

Job Description

Senior Major Gift Officer


Buffalo State, State University of New York, seeks candidates for the position of Senior Major Gift Officer

The Office of Institutional Advancement at State University of New York College at Buffalo seeks a Senior Major Gift Officer. This role serves as one of the primary advancement professionals supporting the strategic growth and securing philanthropic support for the College’s highest priorities. The Senior Major Gift Officer will work closely with academic and administrative partners to identify funding priorities that align with their assigned donor philanthropic priorities. The Senior Major Gift Officer’s primary responsibility is to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward gift prospects and donors capable of making gifts of six and seven figures, including those in early stage cultivation and/or with whom the college has little to no relationship. 

This is an Appendix C budget title and service does not accrue toward permanent appointment per the SUNY Policies of the Board of Trustees.


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Significant fundraising or equivalent development experience, that includes personal solicitation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; negotiation skills; proven success in goal achievement.
  • Proven track record of securing seven figure gifts.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time, including local and regional visits, and work evenings and occasional weekends required.


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience using the Raiser’s Edge NXT


Qualified applicants may apply online at https://jobs.buffalostate.edu


Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to respect for diversity and individual differences



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