Leadership Annual Giving Officer - Quinlan School of Business

Loyola University Chicago

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Assistant Dean, Quinlan School of Business, the primary responsibilities for the Leadership Annual Giving Officer (LAGO) include identifying and qualifying prospects, soliciting and closing four and five-figure philanthropic gifts; and assisting regional major gift officers build a pipeline of Major Gifts prospects/donors to advance the strategic priorities of Loyola University Chicago. The LAGO will be responsible for managing a portfolio of rated prospects assigned to a geographic region(s) and for establishing and achieving annual performance metrics.
  • Manage a portfolio of assigned leadership annual gift prospects. Through personal and virtual engagement, identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, close, and steward prospects for leadership and potential major level gifts.
  • Meet activity and revenue goals through personal outreach and regular travel.
  • Formulate and implement strategies for short-and long-term giving outcomes, devising performance metrics, and collaborating with major gift officer(s) in assigned region.
  • Collaborates appropriately and effectively with University departments and Advancement colleagues to help engage them in ways that advance Loyola’s leadership annual-gift level fundraising objectives.
  • Offer prospects strategy counsel, coordinate appointments and prepare any required materials for prospect meetings or phone calls with Dean, alumni volunteers, faculty, and/or other senior administrators with alumni and friends within the assigned prospect pool.
  • Ensure compliance with prospect management guidelines for data entry and metric tracking
  • Attend regularly scheduled University and Advancement meetings.
  • Create monthly reports, as required by management, which accurately reflect activity and performance and track progress toward meeting fundraising goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Minimum Education and/or Work Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3-5 years of relevant fundraising experience or sales experience in a complex organization. Preference for demonstrated success in making and closing four and five-figure gift solicitations from individual donors. Transferrable experience in sales will be given equal consideration.
  • Proof of COVID vaccination will be required prior to employment date.*






  • Superb verbal and written communication skills.
  • Prior experience working with staff and volunteers, the ability to manage complex relationships, and proven collaboration and teamwork skills in a diverse community to leverage activities, initiatives, and programs for multiple purposes.
  • Proficiency with fundraising databases and technology.
  • Understanding of the “Moves Management” process or other proven relationship-management process/philosophies and ability to think and work strategically.
  • Willingness to travel and to work hours outside the normal working day (i.e. nights and weekends).
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, establish priorities, and work collaboratively as a member of a diverse community.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and a positive attitude.




Computer Skills
Preferred Computer Skills
  • MS Office Suite
  • Proficiency with fundraising databases and technology



Supervisory Responsibilities


Required operation of university owned vehicles


Does this position require direct animal or patient contact?


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Special Instructions to Applicants
COVID -19 Vaccination Requirement
Loyola requires all faculty, staff, and students to be COVID -19 vaccinated along with receiving the COVID -19 Booster vaccine when eligible. An exemption for a qualified medical or religious reason may be submitted for review/approval.

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