Point Park University — Major and Planned Gifts Officer

Major and Planned Gifts Officer

DEPARTMENT: Alumni Engagement and Giving


Point Park University seeks an innovative, results-oriented leader to serve as the Major and Planned Gifts Officer. The successful candidate for this position will contribute to the success of the efforts of the department of Alumni Engagement and Giving by generating support from donors through corporate and major individual gifts, charitable trusts, life income, real estate gifts, and other means of planned giving. This position is responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of philanthropic prospects, along with developing planned gifts.


  • Creating a plan with measurable goals and objectives, sound business practices, and proven tactics to secure planned gifts.
  • Maintain a dynamic portfolio of high net worth individuals and secure major, capital, and planned gifts, as well as advanced annual gifts and endowment support.
  • Build and maintain relationships with the Board of Trustees to generate annual giving donations.
  • Collaborate with the Department of Alumni Engagement and Giving to create and execute fundraising plans that utilize best practices in major and planned gift programs.
  • Prepare for campaigns through comprehensive and effective campaign planning and execution.


  • Master’s degree or higher plus ten or more years of experience as a senior level advancement professional, preferably in higher education
  • Successful record of developing and implementing a major gifts program
  • Record of leadership and accomplishment in advancement with a proven track record of fundraising success, especially with campaign planning/execution and major gift solicitation
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills with the ability to favorably affect sophisticated donors
  • Proven track record of meeting aggressive development goals

About Point Park University

Founded in 1960, Point Park is a dynamic, urban university with a strong liberal arts tradition. Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, Point Park enrolls more than 4,200 full- and part-time students in approximately 100 undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs. Our students represent 49 states and 37 countries. Educating students in a diverse, urban environment and preparing graduates to apply knowledge to achieve their goals, advance their professions and serve their communities is our daily mission.

Qualified applicants should forward a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations via email to HROffice@pointpark.edu (preferred) or mail to:

Point Park University
Lisa Stefanko, VP of Human Resources
Human Resources Office
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

When responding via email please reference – MAJOR AND PLANNED GIFTS OFFICER – in the subject line.

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NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Due to the high volume of resumes received, Point Park University will not be able to respond to inquiries regarding the status of your resume. If we determine that your skills and experience match the position requirements, we will contact you to discuss the opportunity further. If you do not hear from us, we encourage you to revisit our website at www.pointpark.edu for the status of the position and future opportunities.


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