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Development Officer

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Posting Details


Position Title Development Officer
Position number SF3055
Hours per week
Posting date 06/21/2017
Closing date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Type Full-Time
Internal Job Category Staff
Position Purpose

The Development Officer serves as a key member of the major gifts team responsible for raising leadership level gifts for Belmont University. This position may have both a regional assignment and a liaison relationship with an academic unit(s). This position reports to the Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations.

Job Functions

Job Function

Meet or exceed annual performance standards related to number of face-to-face visits completed, proposals delivered, dollars raised, planned gifts closed, and other metrics as determined by Vice President of Development and External Relations and the Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations.

Job Function

Identify, cultivate, and solicit individual prospects and donors for annual and major gifts by aligning donor passions with university priorities and needs. Steward donors and determine appropriate next ask or activity.

Job Function

Maintain accurate and timely information on your portfolio regarding prospect and proposal status and keep all biographical information up to date. Focus on constituent data integrity in all facets of work.

Job Function

Support colleagues in Alumni Relations, Annual Giving, and Parent Programs, as part of an integrated department with shared goals and objectives. This includes developing an in-depth knowledge of the major cities in an assigned region in order to assist colleagues in creating meaningful programming for relevant parent/alumni audiences.

Job Function

Participate in campus committees, events, lectures and activities as necessary to better serve and understand the university.

Job Function

The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University’s values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Demonstrated talent in fundraising and knowledge of best practices;

Knowledge of best practices in advancement at private universities;

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written);

Proficiency with computer technology and Microsoft Office software;

Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills;

Ability to articulate the needs, interests and accomplishments of Belmont University to a wide range of audiences;

Experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to respond to high-pressure situations;

Ability to thrive in an environment of hard work;

Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


A minimum of five years of professional fundraising experience (preferably in higher education) is required.


Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Master’s degree preferred.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Belmont University is dedicated to the health and well being of all of its students, faculty and staff. In an endeavor to provide the healthiest possible environment, Belmont is a tobacco free campus.

Additional Information

Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.

Belmont’s vision is to be a leader among teaching universities, bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Our mission, vision and values statements may be found at

Prepare a one-page essay of about 300-400 words that describes how your Christian faith informs and influences your personal and professional life, how it plays a role in your interest in joining Belmont University, and how it will help you contribute to Belmont University given our mission, vision, and values statements.

Attach an electronic version of your resume, cover letter, and response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Values statements in order to complete the online application process.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Special instructions to applicants

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Response to Mission, Vision and Values
Optional Documents