Philanthropy Associate

University of Maine Foundation   Portland, ME   Full-time     Other
Posted on March 13, 2023
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The Foundation seeks a highly motivated, goal-oriented professional to join our fundraising team in Portland, Maine.  The successful candidate will network and steward a portfolio of donors and play a critical role in representing and furthering philanthropic support for the University community. 

Essential Functions:

  • Develops a portfolio of 100 - 120 prospects by networking and qualifying prospects
  • Completes 120 face-to-face visits annually, documenting activities, strategies, results, and next steps in database systems
  • Meets or exceeds yearly dollar goals by soliciting President's Club and major gifts
  • Provides consistent, donor-centered outreach, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Works closely with university and foundation staff to ensure full integration, engagement, and coordination with all fundraising activities following prospect management guidelines
  • Assists in planning and implementing campaign-related fundraising initiatives

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • One or more years of fundraising or relevant work experience, such as development support, customer relations, or sales
  • Demonstrated engagement in activities with external constituents

The full job description and application instructions can be found on our website.

We offer a competitive benefits package with opportunities for professional development:

  • 22 paid vacation days
  • 22 paid sick days
  • 13 paid holidays
  • 403(b) and 10% employer contribution
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life and supplemental life insurance
  • Short/Long-term disability
  • Flexible spending plans
  • Continuing education assistance