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Senior Development Officer - LAW - Portland

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Position Information

Posting Number: STA20110707

Job Title: Senior Development Officer - LAW

Working Title: Major Gifts Officer

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Department: Law Development Office

Job Summary:

Lewis & Clark Law School is considered a top law school in the greater Northwest region of the United States. Affiliated with Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, the law school is located on a separate campus, adjacent to the beautiful Tryon Creek State Park.

The Senior Development Officer will identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit major and planned gifts from alumni, parents, friends and faculty of the Law School; manage a list of tracked major gift prospects including stewardship plans, and to engage in a high level of prospect contact.

Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only if students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds are present in significant numbers within our learning community. In creating and sustaining such a community, we engage, to the extent possible, in practices that will ensure a high degree of diversity on our campus, simultaneously meeting the highest standards of academic excellence of which we are capable.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred.
Five years of successful experience in major and planned gift fundraising.
Specific experience with prospect management, donor stewardship and MOVES Management strategies.
Ability to understand the needs and interests of organizational leadership and major gift donors in order to develop relationships between the two entities.
Successful experience in making discovery calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.

Preferred Qualifications:

Anticipated Position Start Date: 07/16/2018

Posting Date: 06/07/2018

Closing Date: 07/01/2018

Open Until Filled No



Weekly Hours 37.5

Months Worked Per Year: 12

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Nonprofit Professionals Now ( NPN ) is excited to be working with the Lewis & Clark Law School on this key position. To review the full job description and submit application materials, please visit: All applications require a resume, cover letter and completed screening questions.

Application deadline: July 1, 2018.

Pay Rate: DOE

Essential Functions:

Manages and maintains a portfolio of 130-150 major gift prospects. Develops and implements comprehensive cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for these prospects.
Works both independently and in concert with Law School Development team, Dean, faculty, faculty emeriti and volunteers.
Works with Law School Annual Giving, College Foundation and Corporate Relations, and College Prospect Research to develop and implement strategic plans to strengthen, deepen, and expand relationships with donors and potential donors.
Prepare regular status reports on budget projections, proposals pending, and cultivation processes.
Coordinate regular fundraising meetings with staff and Deans, as applicable.
Identifies potential prospects for the research team and qualifies prospects as appropriate.
Attends appropriate Law School and College events, programs and meetings.
Ability to honor and work with all identities and individuals, particularly those who are underrepresented in the country and/or at Lewis & Clark College.
Adhere to ethical standards set out by national professional organizations, such as AFP , for donor engagement and relations, as well as adhere to the organization's Statement of Ethics.
Frequent travel required.
Other duties as assigned.

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