Update: This search was completed and three new Development Officers began at Carleton in June, 2016.
On behalf of our client, Carleton College, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for three DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS.
To view a full position profile, click here: Position Profile – Carleton College – Development Officer
The Organization: High-achieving students thrive at Carleton College, a top-10 liberal arts college that inspires a joyful balance between academic life and everything else in life. In the classroom, they’re challenged and mentored by outstanding professors who are recognized nationally for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Outside the classroom, they’re welcomed into a supportive campus community that encourages them to live large—to follow their passions, find their people, and venture outside their comfort zone to embrace all Carleton has to offer. Along the way, they forge real connections with professors, staff, alumni, and one another, becoming part of a worldwide Carleton network that lasts a lifetime.
The liberal arts education offered at Carleton is widely considered to be among the best in the world, according to the College’s academic peers as well as U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, and Princeton Review (to name just a few). See what others say about Carleton.
The Role: Carleton College seeks three Development Officers, each responsible for prospects that they will qualify as campaign prospects, cultivate for the College, and eventually solicit and close gifts of $50,000 and up. As a member of the Development team, this position reports to and works closely with the Director of Major Gifts to secure gifts from donors living in one of six defined regions within the United States. This position will participate with Development colleagues and others in regular planning meetings that facilitate initiating, cultivating, and stewarding donor relationships, planning events, and developing meaningful communications.
The Ideal Candidate: Candidates must be committed to the values of a liberal arts education, demonstrate intellectual curiosity, and possess the ability to directly solicit gifts. They must be persistent in following up with donor prospects, engage in authentic and meaningful interactions and possess excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. The candidates must subscribe to and demonstrate the highest ethical standards. This candidates must have experience and ability to build relationships and work collaboratively across an organization, including engaging multiple types of stakeholders in donor cultivation and solicitation. Experience in Development is desirable, and 4-6 years of experience in major gift fundraising is preferred. Working knowledge of capital campaign efforts and various planned giving instruments is also desired.
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