Major Gift Officers in Advancement & Alumni Relations

George Mason University

Major Gift Officers in Advancement & Alumni Relations

George Mason University is seeking two Major Gift Officers in Advancement & Alumni Relations who are strategic collaborators with experience in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding lead donors.

Located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region in Fairfax, Virginia, Mason is a young and innovative university that, in just a short time, has made impressive strides in size, stature and influence. Today, as Virginia’s largest and most diverse public research university, Mason is setting the benchmark for a bold, transformative learning experience through an experiential and global education that serves the needs of students and communities. In 2016, George Mason University moved into the highest research category (R-1) as determined by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the top 300 universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities – and top 95 in the United States – Mason has been named one of the top 50 universities under 50 years old by Times Higher Education.

The Office of Advancement & Alumni Relations team is an ambitious and experienced team who are celebrating the success of their recently closed campaign that exceed the goal of $500M by raising over $690M. They foster lifelong relationships, facilitate advocacy, and secure private and public financial support for GMU while working closely with advancement professionals in the schools, colleges, and units as well as with faculty, staff, and volunteer leaders across the university. The team consists of approximately 125 professional and support staff members in both central advancement and in the schools and units.

The Major Gift Officers will report to the Deputy Vice President for Advancement (DVP) and manage a portfolio of approximately 125 potential and current Major Gift ($25,000+) level donors to the university, facilitating all phases of the gift cycle. They will work collaboratively with key volunteers, school leadership and faculty, Advancement staff and other school representatives to engage with donors for university priorities.

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Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Application materials must include a cover letter detailing how the candidate's experiences match the position requirements; resume; and names with contact information of at least five (5) references. Submission of materials as Adobe PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA61GZ at 

Requests for information, written nominations, confidential inquiries, and all application materials should be directed in confidence, to:

Susan VanGilder, Partner

Staci Williams Seeley, Associate

Storbeck / Pimentel & Associates, LP  

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George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.