Employment Opportunities at ACU

At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

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Advancement Officer

Apply now Job no: 492857
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Remote
Categories: Advancement/ Alumni, Staff

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Advancement Officer
Posting Location Remote-Abilene
Department Advancement
Employee Class Exempt Full-time
Basic Responsibilities A. Identify, research, cultivate and solicit prospective major donors to contribute to all
areas of the University.
B. Research, develop and implement strategic plans for campaign projects, primarily
directed at soliciting current major gifts.
Essential Duties

A. Prospect Management
1. Utilize the ACU database to obtain necessary information regarding potential
major donors as well as gather additional information to update the database.
2. Establish sufficient contacts to identify potential major donors.
3. Personally visit proven and potential major donors to show appreciation and
4. Solicit gifts from individual prospective donors.
B. Strategic Planning
1. Analyze information obtained from visits with proven and potential donors to
determine the preference of future fundraising efforts.
2. Develop specific strategies to move current major donors toward larger gifts and
to move non-donor prospects toward such gifts.
3. Identify individuals (University staff, alumni and friends) who will serve as
natural partners to cultivate and solicit prospects.

4. Oversee the execution of these fundraising strategies.

Professional Development Requirements A. Skills
1. Communicate persuasively, effectively and listen intently.
2. Maintain a working knowledge of basic computer software programs, primarily
word processing programs and the University’s Banner system.
3. Maintain a broad knowledge of the University database.
4. Maintain a broad knowledge of events surrounding the University as well as a
broad knowledge of the University’s goals.
5. Effectively manage office, travel time, budget responsibilities and performance
6. Display creative, critical thinking skills.
B. Training Modules Required
1. Maintain involvement with certain professional organizations such as NSFRE,
CASE, etc., and attend periodic training seminars.
2. Attend computer software training as deemed necessary.
3. Participate in management and organizational skill workshops as deemed
Qualifications A. Professional
1. Bachelor’s degree or greater.
2. Experience in fundraising, sales, business or a similar field that requires leading
prospects to a positive decision. Major gift fund raising experience preferred.
3. Self-motivated, entrepreneurial attitude.
B. Personal
1. Display the ability to communicate persuasively and effectively, both orally and
in writing.
2. Display strong interpersonal relationship skills.
3. Display strong organizational skills.
4. Display neatness in appearance.
Physical Demands

A. Endure all demands associated with frequent travel such as extended driving time
and numerous days and nights away from home.

B. Endure demands resulting from significant time spent researching and writing,
primarily on a computer.

Additional Information

ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.


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