Bethel University

Development Officer

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/1/2018 3:14 PM)
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Benefit Eligible
Benefit Eligible

Job Summary

Responsible for relationship management with prospective and current investors in Bethel University capable of making major gifts to the University, including management of identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.


  • Develop plans for cultivation and solicitation of identified potential and current assigned investors to Bethel University 
  • Cultivation of relationships and solicitation of gifts from investors capable of making a major gift to the University 
  • Stewardship of relationships with investors who have made past major gifts to the University 
  • Cultivation of internal relationships with assigned area of the University to enhance participation by others in major gift solicitation 
  • Assist other Development Officers in solicitation of major gifts and in development of the Bethel Fund and planned gifts 
  • Assist in planning and implementation of development related events

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to solicit and secure leadership gifts. Demonstrate the knowledge, ability and personality necessary to convey to alumni, friends, corporations, foundations and other contributors the need, propriety and benefit of charitable investment in institutions of higher education
  • Ability to maintain timely and complete record of activities, results, and planned follow up to discussions
  • Demonstrated ability to develop social relationships based upon common purpose
  • Ability to work independently to plan activities and manage schedule to attain goal results
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive, confidential information professionally
  • Ability to work with peers and others to collaborate in accomplishment of team goals
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite


Required Experience

Minimum of 2 years development or related experience; 3 years of Progressive experience in the area of sports information.

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree

Additional Information

  • Full time exempt position sometimes requiring extended hours
  • Desk and computer work 
  • Team meetings and collaborative activities
  • Various on-campus game locations, including indoor and outdoor events
  • Hours vary and include nights and weekends as needed.
  • Out of town travel approximately 10-20% of time 


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