Oct 18, 2022

Mid-Level Gift Officer

  • Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Steubenville, Ohio
Full time Education: University/College

Job Description

Date:  October 11, 2022

Position Available:  Mid-Level Gift Officer

Position Reports to:  Executive Director, Philanthropic Giving

Department:  Advancement

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., some nights and weekends


Please apply online:  https://franciscan.edu/mid-level-gift-officer/



The Mid-Level Gift Officer will be a key member of Franciscan’s Advancement team. The focus of this position is to develop and manage a portfolio of mid-level ($1,000 to $5,000) donors with potential for leadership level ($10,000) giving, by initiating, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding relationships with individuals, couples, and families who partner financially with Franciscan. The individual is responsible for researching donors, broad donor communications, and developing and executing fundraising strategies to retain and upgrade donors and help maximize their potential by strengthening their relationship with the University.



·         Manage a portfolio of 400-600 mid-level donors ($1,000-$5,000) to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward supporters, using effective segmentation and personalization strategies.

·         Execute strategy through phone calls, email, mail communication, and face-to-face visits with select donors.

·         Develop and test effective strategies to acquire new mid-level members, retain current members, upgrade contributions, and to “graduate” mid-level donors to leadership giving staff when appropriate.

·         Work within the database to track communication, update call notes and other donor information, and assist in analyzing data to inform and prioritize individuals and strategies.

·         Participate strategically in the planning and execution of on and off-campus events that have strong impact on mid-level donors.

·         Assist in cultivation and stewardship of selected leadership giving donors upon request of management and senior leadership.

This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Additional duties, expectations and responsibilities may be added or changed as needed to meet the University's needs.



Must understand, support and embrace the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville and possess the following:


Work Experience

·         2-4 years of fundraising, sales, or related experience with a proven track record of success



·         High energy level, self confident and resilient

·         Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills

·         Knows how to work within a team environment

·         Strong planning and organizational skills

·         Excellent active listening, persuasion and negotiation skills

·         Can be consistently counted on to follow through, meet commitments and deliver results

·         Displays initiative; doesn’t wait to be told or asked to do something



·         A Bachelor’s degree is required


Technical Skills

·         Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software systems is helpful

·         Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite


Workplace Factors

·         Minimal travel may be required from time to time

·         Some evenings and weekends are required, driven by events and benefactor availability


Candidates must submit a resume, a list of three references, and a cover letter which demonstrates their fit for the position based on their experience, accomplishments and skills as well as their desire to advance the mission of Franciscan University.


Please apply online:  https://franciscan.edu/mid-level-gift-officer/


For other information and job postings, visit our website at www.franciscan.edu.


Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.                                                                       

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