Major Gifts Officer

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Terre Haute, Indiana

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology was founded in 1874 as the Rose Polytechnic Institute. Today, it is home to 2,100 undergraduate and 100 graduate students majoring in engineering, science or mathematics. With a faculty student ratio of 1:13 and an average class size of 20, Rose-Hulman has been ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report among institutions whose highest degree in engineering is the master’s for 18 years in a row. With nearly 100 percent of students having a job lined up on graduation day at an average starting salary of $64,000, the school is ranked in the Payscale top 10 for starting salaries.

The Opportunity

The Major Gifts Officer will manage and execute the Institute’s fundraising strategy as it relates to individual major gifts of $50K-$500K with a focus on ongoing relationships with high capacity donors. S/He will manage an active prospect portfolio of 150 donors and will develop close ties to assigned university academic and constituent areas for the purposes of planning, communications and donor cultivation. The incumbent must work collaboratively with other members of the major gifts team and work tirelessly to foster a spirit of teamwork. A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five (5) years fundraising experience is necessary.