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Development Officer

Apply now Job no: 492665
Work type: Exempt Staff
Location: Gambier, OH
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Kenyon College seeks a candidate with experience working with diverse audiences to join the Advancement team to serve in the position of Development Officer. As our alumni and parent populations become increasingly diverse it is our desire to add diverse perspectives and talent to our team. This is a full time, 12-month position. Salary will be commensurate with experience and a generous benefits package is available.

The position of Development Officer reports to the Director of Major Gifts and implements strategies that help secure gifts of $100,000 or more for the College. The Development Officer is a true relationship manager, serving as the connection between the College and individuals who are prospective major gift level donors interested in helping Kenyon achieve its objectives and realize the vision outlined in the College’s 2020 Strategic Plan.

The Development Officer will manage relationships with 100-120 assigned prospective donors and be responsible for an assigned territory. He/she will also help identify and qualify new prospective donors, including alumni, parents and friends of the College. Extensive travel is required, with approximately 120 face to face visits per year as a goal. A remote development officer role (a gift officer who covers the territory where he/she lives, not using Gambier as a home base) may be considered.

Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree, experience with, or an appreciation for, the liberal arts model and at least two years of experience working to secure major gifts.

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college here academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement (suspended for the 20-21 year), and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.

Kenyon is a unique place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.

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