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LSU Alumni Association: Major Gifts Officer

November 01, 2022 12:54 PM | Anonymous

Position Summary


  • Develop, integrate, and implement short, intermediate, and long-term individual major gifts and major gift donor strategies in collaboration with the VP of Advancement.
  • Create strategic funding requests based on short, intermediate, and long-term funding goals of the Association for high-net-worth individuals.
  • Act as primary relationship manager for individual and private foundation prospects to reach or exceed annual funding goals.
  • Play lead role in soliciting and closing major gifts.
  • Manage relationship process for individual major gift donors including prospect solicitation and briefings.
  • Cultivate and expand current giving by planned gift donors and integrate planned gift objectives into major individual donor requests in collaboration with VP of Advancement, and other Association leadership as necessary.


  • Plan and implement funding campaigns, events, and activities (volunteer experiences, tours, receptions, etc.) for individual major gift donors using existing activities as appropriate.
  • Execute major gift materials, including briefing memos, proposals, and stewardship materials.


  • Track and report relationship management activity using constituent relationship management system including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospective and current individual major donors.
  • Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual activity to supervisor and CEO.
  • Assist with review and verification of major gift donor recognition lists.
  • Participate in regular LSUAA staff and organization-wide meetings and activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Increased work hours can be expected September-November and April-May.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with donors
  • Flexible, creative, and demonstrated capacity to think innovatively to communicate the organization’s programs and new initiatives
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and technical abilities to work in advancement software
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills, including well-developed presentation skills.
  • Willingness to work closely with advancement and alumni engagement teams.
  • Excellent ability to multi-task, prioritize and plan in a fast-paced environment.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. Travel may be required.

Interested applicants may apply by following this link or by visiting www.lsualumni.org.

P.O. Box 1924
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

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