Development Officer

Bethel University

| Saint Paul, MN | March 30, 2018 |

Job Summary:
Responsible for relationship management with prospective and current investors in Bethel University capable of making major gifts to the University, including management of identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

– Develop plans for cultivation and solicitation of identified potential and current assigned investors to Bethel University
– Cultivation of relationships and solicitation of gifts from investors capable of making a major gift to the University
– Stewardship of relationships with investors who have made past major gifts to the University
– Cultivation of internal relationships with assigned area of the University to enhance participation by others in major gift solicitation
– Assist other Development Officers in solicitation of major gifts and in development of the Bethel Fund and planned gifts
– Assist in planning and implementation of development related events

Required Skills:
– Demonstrated ability to solicit and secure leadership gifts.
– Demonstrate the knowledge, ability and personality necessary to convey to alumni, friends, corporations, foundations and other contributors the need, propriety and benefit of charitable investment in institutions of higher education
– Ability to maintain timely and complete record of activities, results, and planned follow up to discussions
– Demonstrated ability to develop social relationships based upon common purpose
– Ability to work independently to plan activities and manage schedule to attain goal results
– Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive, confidential information professionally
– Ability to work with peers and others to collaborate in accomplishment of team goals
– Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Required Experience:
Minimum of 2 years development or related experience

Required Education:
Bachelor’s Degree

Additional Information:
– Full time exempt position sometimes requiring extended hours
– Desk and computer work
– Team meetings and collaborative activities
– Various on-campus game locations, including indoor and outdoor events
– Hours vary and include nights and weekends as needed.
– Out of town travel approximately 10-20% of time

Office of Human Resources
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112

Bethel seeks to recruit, retain, and develop a diverse workforce who contributes to our educational and Christ-centered mission.

Bethel University is a leader in Christ-centered higher education with approximately 6,300 students from 48 states and 32 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, with an additional seminary location in San Diego, California, Bethel offers bachelor’s and advanced degrees in nearly 100 fields. Educationally excellent classroom-based and online programs equip graduates to make exceptional contributions in life-long service to God and the world.

Bethel employs qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, familial status, and status with regard to public assistance. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

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