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Oxford University Development (North America), Inc.
Positions available: Major Gifts Officers

Based in Midtown Manhattan, Oxford University Development (North America), Inc. (OUDNA) has four openings for Major Gifts Officers. The Major Gifts Officers will identify, cultivate, and solicit major gifts for one of Oxford’s four Divisions; Humanities; Mathematical, Physical & Life Sciences; Medical Sciences and Social Sciences. In collaboration with senior leadership, faculty, and other colleagues throughout the University, the Major Gifts Officers work to secure 6-7+ figure benefactions from leading philanthropists, foundations and corporations in the USA and Canada for priorities of their Division. The post holders will be based in New York, but the office has a hybrid model of working and after an onboarding period the post holders will be able to work remotely in accordance with direction from the Executive Director and policies in place for fundraisers. 

The duties of the posts are set out as they are envisaged at present, but it will be important for the persons appointed to be flexible and adaptable, and able to contribute to the development of the fundraising function of the collegiate University.

-    Leading fundraising efforts in North America for appointed Division.
-    Work closely with members of the University’s Development Team and others in Oxford to prepare collateral documents and proposals. 
-    Cultivate and expand volunteer networks.
-    Collaborate to organize virtual and in-person fundraising engagement opportunities in coordination with Alumni Relations and Events. 
-    Establish relationships with North American prospects/donors through personal visits as well as virtual interactions.
-    Coordinate and arrange with colleagues North American travel for Oxford academics and leadership.
-    Solicit major gifts from North America-based alumni, friends, corporations and foundations in support of university’s funding priorities.
-    Produce fundraising reports and track moves management through the University DARS system.
-    Travel to domestic markets and the UK as needed.
-    Manage a portfolio of approximately 100-120 North American prospects.

The ideal candidates will have significant major gifts fundraising experience, including proven success in personally securing 6-7 figure gifts. Candidates must be self-motivated, professional, organized, and able to work successfully both individually and as part of a trans-Atlantic team. This post requires excellent writing and communication skills with a high level of attention to detail. Salary range $140,000-$150,000 with generous benefits. Hybrid work optional upon manager approval. 

As part of your application you will be asked to provide your resume and three professional references. If interested, please email a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Sheila Barrett, at sbarrett@oxfordna.org. 

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