Senior Development and Major Gifts Officer
The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center is seeking a Major Gifts Officer to work in collaboration with the Chancellor and Director of Communications and External Relations to cultivate and solicit prospective donors with the potential to contribute major gifts aimed at meeting the strategic goals of the LSU Law Center and the John P. Laborde Energy Law Center. Essential functions include: Maintain a portfolio of major gift prospects and ensure the Center is engaged with high-level donors, prospective donors, and volunteers. Assist in managing the overall strategic vision of the Development Office and help to guide the advancement activities of the Office. Work with the Office to track and plan activities related to the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of donor prospects and existing donors. Work with faculty and administration of the Laborde Energy Law Center and its advisory Council on all activities related to the philanthropic endeavors of the Center. Assist in management of other activities related to the Laborde Energy Law Center Advisory Council and its working committees. Assist in management and recordkeeping for the Law Center’s fundraising efforts, including campaign planning, donor contact reports, and financial reporting. Perform related work as required. Will be required to work extended workdays, evenings and weekends, as needed. Will be required to travel frequently for development activities. Required: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three to five years of major gift fundraising experience. Administrative/management public/private experience. Track record of soliciting and securing major gifts. Preferred: Excellent interpersonal, administrative and organizational skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Experience working with an advisory board and volunteers. Administrative/management experience in a university setting, a plus. Familiarity with electronic university advancement databases and other software programs. Apply online with cover letter, resume, and three references at https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center is an Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Employer.