Administrative Positions

Major Gifts Officer

Texas Lutheran University invites applications for the position of Major Gifts Officer. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development, the Major Gift Officer serves as the personal ambassador of the university, the Board of Regents, and the president and the Vice President for Development. Responsibility is to both the organization and the donor. Primary responsibility is to cultivate and solicit Texas Lutheran University supporters through personal and event contacts. The specific objective is to raise major gift dollars to grow the permanent endowment of the university, to provide facilities to further enhance educational opportunities for students, and to support programmatic initiatives to further support the academic quality of TLU. Position requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required
  • Minimum of five years progressive and proven fundraising experience
  • Cultivate, solicit and receive major gifts through the use of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Analyze prospect financial/social data and match university need/funding priorities to opportunities for major gifts
  • Be a self-motivated team member while exerting resourceful and creative initiatives to ensure successful solicitation
  • Exercise strong listening skills as a means to effectively interact with a wide variety of constituents
  • Broaden philanthropic constituency through major gift fund-raising techniques
  • Identify, enlist, educate, motivate, and otherwise service volunteers to ensure their involvement in cultivation and solicitation activities for the university
  • Travel extensively with a goal of visiting 180 prospects each year
  • Represent the university at events and constituent gatherings as appropriate
  • Acknowledge selected gifts to the university

Benefits are excellent. Texas Lutheran University is an accredited university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria; a resume; and the contact information (including email address) for at least three professional references to:

Human Resources
Texas Lutheran University
1000 W. Court Street
Seguin, TX 78155
Fax: 830-372-6409

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until February 28, 2015. Texas Lutheran University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.