Capital University
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Full Time

Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life and critical care insurance, and free parking.

Under the supervision of the Associate Vice President of Advancement, this position identifies, cultivates, and solicits major gifts primarily from individuals to fund and support key institutional priorities. This individual will interact with various members of the community, both internal and external to the organization. This position will also be a contributor to the planning, organization, and strategic implementation of initiatives to secure ongoing financial resources for the University towards the development of future campaigns.

Primary roles and responsibilities:

  • Participates in expanding major gift prospect lists through personal visits locally and nationally.
  • Participates in collaborative discussions with other gift officers and members of the development staff.
  • Manages a portfolio of assigned prospects, develops and executes strategies for cultivation and solicitation, and brings gifts to closure to assure appropriate stewardship.
  • Participates in the planning and execution of fundraising campaigns, prospect strategy and special initiatives in support of Capital University campaign priorities and evaluation sessions.
  • Provides guidance and support to volunteers engaged in major gift activity and recruits new volunteers as necessary.
  • Attends and participates in university-related events such as Homecoming.


  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2-4 years of successful experience of demonstrated fundraising in a higher education setting or comparable experience in a related field is required.
  • Ability to relate to diverse cross sections of individuals.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Skill in cultivating, soliciting, closing, and stewarding major gifts with a high degree of integrity and diplomacy.
  • Ability to develop and present well-developed strategies, proposals, and implement effective courses of action in prospect solicitation.
  • Motor vehicle license is required.
  • Ability to travel as needed or required, work evenings and/or weekends as needed.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Suite and various office technologies.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exercise consistent discretion and judgment. Ability to prioritize, problem solve, and ability to multi-task required. Dedication to integrity, consistency and accuracy in all aspects of reporting.

Capital University requires all employees in all positions to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before the first day of employment. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of having the full COVID-19 vaccination OR file and be granted approval for a valid religious or medical exemption. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Capital University's HR Department after you receive an offer of employment. Capital University does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of an offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation.

Capital University is committed to increasing the diversity of the Capital community and curriculum. This commitment includes Capital's dedication to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, working and all other campus and community interactions. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more information on Capital University, visit our website at

Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and free parking.

Capital University is an equal opportunity employer, and supports a diverse and inclusive campus community. Capital University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by the law.

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