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    Major Gifts Officer

    (Deadline to apply: Until filled)

    Saint Vincent College seeks applications for an Major Gifts Officer in the Office of Institutional Advancement. The Major Gifts Officer will be Responsible for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospective donors in the pursuit of campaign objectives and advancement projects. Will serve as an ambassador for the College; and work with Executive Vice President, Campaign Director and Assistant Vice Presidents, as part of the Advancement Team to facilitate philanthropic support through individual giving from alumni, parents and friends of the College.

    Required Qualifications:

    Education: Bachelor's Degree. Master's Degree preferred.

    Experience: Progressive experience with a demonstrated ability to raise philanthropic support in individual giving, preferably in higher education. Prior experience in annual, major or endowed giving is highly desirable, as is campaign experience.

    Skills and Knowledge:  

    • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. 
    • Solid organizational skills and ability to set priorities, adjust to peak periods in the workflow and carry out duties independently as a self-starter. 
    • Working knowledge of major gifts and planned giving fund raising instruments and programs, fund raising soliciting policies, and development practices and methods. 
    • Understanding of related Internal Revenue Service laws and regulations and charitable giving principles. 
    • Interpersonal skills to interact with a wide variety of prospects and donors in individual, group and event settings. 
    • Ability to solicit major gifts from alumni, parents and friends of the College. 
    • Ability to use database systems for collecting, recording and updating prospect and donor information. 
    • Motivation to work as a member of a highly effective team. 
    • Determination to perform daily recurring tasks while at the same time working on various longer-term departmental projects. 
    • Ability to interact effectively with College staff and constituency. 
    • Sensitivity, good judgment and the ability to handle highly confidential material and information.


    Essential duties:  

    • Facilitate "Moves Management" (Identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, close and stewardship) for a portfolio of approximately 200 prospects. 
    • Plan and execute a high level of activity with the use of research, interaction and participation in frequent prospect review meetings with EVP, Campaign Director, AVPs and Director for Advancement Services. 
    • Schedule and perform personal visits with potential donors to cultivate interest and ultimately secure major gifts. 
    • Develop and present proposals to prospective donors that illustrate needs and inspire giving. 
    • Solicit and close major gifts from alumni, parents and friends of the College. 
    • Provide follow-up documentation and next steps through debriefing prospect visits in concert with the Advancement Team and the Strategic Plan for the Institutional Advancement & Events Division of the College. 
    • Enter and maintain "Moves Management", and related activity, of assigned prospect and donor portfolio in the Advancement database. 
    • Assist in identifying and introducing prospects who should be connected to the College's leadership or who indicate interest in planned giving. 
    • Maintain regular schedule of stewardship with donors and prospects through visits, calls and written correspondence. 
    • Attend scheduled events, sometimes evenings and weekends, to facilitate Advancement objectives. 
    • Frequent regional and national travel is required.


    Special challenges and environment:
    A presence at scheduled evening and weekend obligations and events, as well as frequent travel, are necessary to be effective in this role. 

    Part-time Public Safety Officer

    (Deadline to apply: Until filled)

    The Public Safety Department at Saint Vincent College currently has an opening for a part-time Public Safety Officer. The Public Safety Department detects and prevents crime, enforces all Saint Vincent rules and regulations, enforces all Pennsylvania laws, preserves the peace and protects life and property within his/her span of control. A high school diploma or equivalent. Pennsylvania Act 120, Municipal Police Officer Training; Pennsylvania Act 235, Lethal Weapons Training or equivalent. At least one year experience in security or law enforcement. Experience working with the general public is highly desirable. Ability to obtain Act 235 certification. Ability to pass medical, psychological screening and extensive e background investigation. Good physical condition. Must be at least 21 years of age. Strong communications skills, both oral and written. Ability to remain calm under stressful conditions. Knowledge of first aid techniques. Knowledge of Microsoft computer applications and the ability to type a minimum of 20 words per minute. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, Automatic External Defibrillator, First Aid, ASP Baton, and Pepper Spray certification highly desirable. Valid PA driver’s license.

  • To Apply: Please submit a complete set including: a cover letter, resume and three references to:

    Office of Human Resources Director
    Saint Vincent College
    300 Fraser Purchase Road
    Latrobe, PA 15650

    Electronic submissions are preferred and can be emailed to: employment@stvincent.edu 


  • All positions require the incumbent to be able to fully embrace the unique mission and identity of the College as a Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts institution. Saint Vincent College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. EOE

    PLEASE NOTE: Background checks will be performed on all new faculty, staff and adjunct positions. Employment is conditional upon satisfactory background checks and clearances.