Berea College is seeking a mid-level gift officer to cultivate, solicit and steward alumni and friend donors, building effective relationships to secure unrestricted, capital and planned gifts (including bequest intents) in support of the College’s funding priorities. Berea enjoys the support of a diverse national constituency engaged by the College’s distinctive mission. Candidates who enjoy working with people in support of Berea’s mission and operating under a clear set of measurable expectations and outcomes will find satisfaction in this work. Significant travel is required.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record of soliciting and closing gifts, possess mature judgment, confidence, persistence, excellent organizational and communication (verbal, written and listening) skills, and a strong belief in the mission of Berea College.
Frontline development experience is strongly preferred, but significant transferable experience such as high level sales may be considered. Driver’s license, good driving record, and access to a personal vehicle are required. A B.A. or B.S. degree is required for consideration.
Qualified candidates should apply immediately by obtaining and submitting a completed Application to Join the College Staff along with a detailed letter of interest. Applications are available in the People Services Department, Suite 100, Fairchild Hall, on the Berea College Campus, by calling the People Services Department at 985-3070 or 985-3050 or may be obtained on-line at www.berea.edu/people-services/how-to-apply. Completed applications may be mailed to People Services, CPO 2189, Berea, KY 40404 or faxed to 859-985-3911. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all peoples of the earth to learn and work here. Employment decisions are based on training, education and experience related to the requirements of the job. All applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability.