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Job Title: Major Gifts OfficerÂ
Reports to: Executive Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations & Major Gifts
Union: SEIU Local 500Â
Salary Range: $$66,000 - $85,000
General purpose:Dedicated front line development professional focused on identification of new prospects and cultivating strong relationships on behalf of MICA, in order to successfully solicit and secure major gifts from individuals at the $20,000+ level to support institutional funding priorities as defined by leadership. MICA is a diverse, creative, forward thinking and dynamic environment. Our goal-oriented Advancement Office is currently building institutional capacity in anticipation of the Comprehensive Campaign that culminates in 2027 with a goal of reaching $112m.Â
Summary of Essential FunctionsÂ Â
Build and manage a portfolio of major gift prospects with special focus on individual donors.Â
Identify, research, qualify, engage, cultivate, solicit and steward major prospectsÂ who have the capacity and inclination to make a gift of $20,000 and above toÂ MICA.Â
Work effectively both independently and as part of a team using a donor centeredÂ approach to bring the best possible outcome for our constituents and for MICA.Â
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:Â
Work collaboratively with the Vice President for Advancement and the rest of theÂ Advancement team in the planning and implementation of major gift fundraising activities.Â
Actively assume assignment and responsibility for identification, cultivation, andÂ solicitation of a full portfolio (100-150) of major gift prospects.Â
Actively utilize a disciplined prospect management system to research, identify, cultivate,Â solicit, and steward donors.Â
Help in building high end annual giving gifts and participate in Advancement events.
Partner with assigned academic divisions to initiate new cultivation opportunities, basedÂ on the strategic plan for various targeted constituent groups in order to identify and cultivate new prospects for the institution.Â Â
Implement a program of intense, fast-track major gift prospect discovery and cultivation byÂ focusing on face-to-face visits with prospects to share information, identify areas ofÂ interest, and encourage their involvement in and financial support of MICA.Â
Draft major gift grant proposals for individuals and family foundations.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Â Ability to serve as an effective advocate for art and design education.
Maintain best interests of MICA first in all interactions and circumstances.Â
Ability to work effectively in a team environment with staff at all levels within theÂ organization.Â
Superior verbal and written communication skills.Â
Ability to support College administrators and volunteer leaders in effectiveÂ solicitations.Â
High level of discipline around process.Â
Demonstrate consistently good judgment, tact, and ability to develop and nurture positiveÂ working relationships both within and outside of MICA.Â
At ease with mobile technology and social media savvy.Â
Bachelorâs degree or equivalent in a related field.Â
Minimum 5 (five) years of demonstrated fundraising accomplishments at the major giftÂ level with individuals, a stable employment history with increasing levels ofÂ responsibility at each career juncture. Candidates with transferable experience from other fields like sales or marketing will be considered.Â
Experience with higher education and arts/cultural organizations.Â
Reporting to this position:no direct reports.Â
Conditions of Employment:Â Â
Conditions: Background Check.Â
Significant travel and evening and weekend duties required.Â
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Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.