Thomas College, located in the revitalized town of Waterville, ME which is mid-way between the beautiful coast and mountains of Maine as well as Maine’s largest city, is a private, not-for-profit business and liberal arts college offering a guaranteed job program to its graduates. Founded in 1894 as a private college, Thomas offers a rich professional studies curriculum for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide variety of programs including business, arts and sciences, criminal justice, education, and technology. In 2017, Money Magazine recently ranked Thomas 23rd in the country for adding the most value to their degrees, and data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas College in the top 15 percent of all college and universities in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates.
Thomas College invites applications for the position of Development Officer. Reporting to the Assistant VP of Advancement, the Development Officer is responsible for helping to identify, cultivate, and solicit annual and capital donors to help advance Thomas’s strategic goals and vision.
This individual manages a portfolio of 150+/- individual prospects and spends significant time out of the office meeting personally with prospects – alumni, parents, business leaders, former trustees and faculty, and other friends of the College capable of contributing $500+ to the Thomas Fund and/or committing to deferred support through planned gifts. S/he assists in moving donors up the giving ladder and develops appropriate acknowledgments, financial reports, and written materials accordingly, and plays a key role in engaging alumni and student volunteers, organizing and overseeing initiatives such as the Class Agent Program and the Student Philanthropy Team.
In addition, this individual helps to create and analyze appeals; organize and drive participation in the College’s annual Day of Giving; and may be enlisted to assist in grant writing and stewardship efforts. S/he participates in the planning and execution of key campus events, including Homecoming and Family Weekend and other alumni engagement gatherings.
Four-year college degree required. Additional requirements include: a minimum of three to five years of previous development experience with demonstrated success in relationship building, solicitation, and stewardship, preferably in a campaign environment; strong customer service focus; excellent verbal, written, and time management skills; strong knowledge of fundraising best practices and job functions. Raiser’s Edge or similar database experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office products preferred.
Medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, short-term disability insurance, 403(b) matching plan, paid time off, and tuition remission.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Send letter of interest, resume, and list of three references to Erin Baltes, Assistant VP of Advancement, Thomas College, 180 West River Road, Waterville, ME 04901, or electronically to .
Thomas College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Thomas College's mission is to prepare students for success in their personal and professional lives, and for leadership and service in their communities.