UW-Whitewater is a thriving public university located in southeastern Wisconsin. It leads the way in providing world-class, affordable higher education programs to more students than neighboring regional comprehensives in the University of Wisconsin System. A collaborative team of 1,300 faculty and staff are devoted to the success of the university's 11,000 students at its main and Rock County campuses. The team provides high-impact practices and academic programs - online and in person - from associate to doctoral levels. Recognized nationally for affordability, inclusion, and career development, UWW has approximately one-third first-generation students and boasts strength in many areas, especially business and education. The campus and community embrace the Warhawk Family spirit, supporting the university's arts and nationally recognized NCAA Division-III level championship athletics. As a proud institution of access, more than 10 percent of undergraduate students use the acclaimed Center for Students with Disabilities - a priority mission since the 1970s.
UW-Whitewater's campuses are located centrally near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, offering easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas. Near both Lake Geneva and the Wisconsin Dells, the area attracts numerous visitors from across the country. Whitewater is a vibrant college community near the Kettle Moraine State Forest offering area residents seasonal outdoor enjoyment. The nearby Rock County campus is located in Janesville, a town of 60,000 located on the Rock River and known as Wisconsin's Park Place.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.
The College of Business and Economics and the Division of University Relations at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater seeks a Senior Gift Officer (Gifts Officer II AV042).
The Senior Gift Officer serves as a liaison to the College of Business and Economics and identifies and cultivates relationships with donor prospects at major, principal, and/or planned gift levels. The Senior Gift Officer develops and implements fundraising plans, and works collaboratively with other University staff and leadership to meet predefined gift contribution goals.
This position identifies, promotes, and maintains donor relationships and identifies solicitation opportunities specifically designed for the generation of gifts to reach program funding goals. The selected candidate will frequently travel domestically to meet with high net-worth individuals, corporations, and major donors to solicit comprehensive and structured philanthropic gifts to drive long-term University support through strategic engagement. The Senior Gift Officer develops and delivers targeted fundraising campaigns and materials specific to gift contributions in alignment with strategic initiatives and priorities, as directed by the Dean of the College of Business and Economics and Vice Chancellor of University Relations. This position also develops and updates prospect portfolios, evaluates existing strategy, and recommends improvements to leadership. This position participates and leads Foundation Board Committees and meetings as requested and shares best practices with teammates and utilizes student help as necessary. The Senior Gift Officer serves as a unit liaison to internal and external constituencies, provides information and represents the interests of the institution.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary within a range of $79,000 - $89,000.
UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System's comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure.
CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT:
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources. UW-Whitewater is not an e-verify employer, therefore STEM extensions are not options for work authorization.