Lynchburg College is seeking an experienced fundraiser and manager for the position of Director of Major Gifts. The successful candidate will manage their own portfolio of prospects and provide overall supervision of the major gifts program, managing relationships and securing support from donors who are capable of making gifts and pledges of $25,000 or more. The ideal candidate will have progressive and successful development experience in major gifts. The individual must have the ability to mentor gift officers and be knowledgeable about the development profession. Work in higher education is a plus. Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and analytical and organization skills required.
Minimum of 5 or more years of individual major gift fundraising, preferably in higher education and two or more years of management experience. Preference to those with Raiser’s Edge database experience. Ability to work well with key members of the College’s internal and external audiences; freedom and willingness to travel and work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check. To apply, please submit a resume, College employment application form, and 3 business references, addressed to: Human Resources, Lynchburg College, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501, fax: 434-544-8658 or email . EOE
Lynchburg College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Lynchburg College strives for a diverse and inclusive community; under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with a multicultural and diverse student body.