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Major Gift Officer


Trinity Washington University’s Development Office is seeking an individual to fill the newly created position of Major Gifts Officer. This person will play a key role in shaping the position to stimulate giving from multiple constituencies. Working with a dedicated group of professionals, the Major Gift Officer will liaise with alumnae, faculty, friends and foundations and corporations to secure the University’s Capital Campaign goals.

The primary purpose of this position is to ensure effective cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts. The successful candidate will manage major gift prospects and visit them on a regular basis, steward relationships with existing donors, and engage new prospects in “discovery” visits.

This position reports to the Vice President for Development. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and one to three years of development experience; previous experience in higher education is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong presentation and organizational skills, and an ability to travel regularly are necessary for success in this position.

This position is ideal for an individual in the early stages of his/her development career seeking to work for an exciting institution.

Historically known as Trinity College, Trinity today is a small university with 2,700 students enrolled in four academic units, including more than 1,000 students in the full-time daytime undergraduate women’s college, and three coeducational professional schools offering a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in evening, weekend and online formats.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume addressing qualifications and explaining their interest to join the Trinity family to:  Please reference “Major Gift Officer” in the subject line.

Trinity Washington University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty and staff. Trinity is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.


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