Major Gift Officer, Lally School of Management

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Troy, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute seeks a Major Gift Officer, Lally School of Management to serve as the Director of Development for the Lally School of Management and as the lead advancement officer for the school, responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive advancement program to secure philanthropic resources for the top priority projects of the Institute and the school. The Major Gift Officer will work cooperatively and collegially with members of the Institute’s Central Advancement Office to effectively build successful fundraising programs for the school. The Major Gift Officer will lead on behalf of and support the Dean of the Lally School on matters pertaining to school fundraising. The Major Gift Officer will carry a portfolio of approximately 125 major gift prospects who have the capacity to make gifts in the range of $100,000 to $2.49 million.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is the nation’s first and one of the world’s most renowned technological research universities where students, faculty, and alumni have been defining scientific and technological advances for 200 years. RPI boasts a legacy of changemakers confronting the most pressing problems facing humanity and the planet. Established in 1824 by Stephen Van Rensselaer and Amos Eaton, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a private research university located in Troy, New York. Built on a hillside, RPI’s 276-acre campus overlooks the city of Troy, the Hudson River, and the Capital Region. Students at RPI can choose from more than 145 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs across five schools as well as programs and certificates for working professionals. Beyond the classroom, Rensselaer develops technological leaders who are global citizens prepared to change the world with more than 200 student-led clubs, 50+ club sports, NCAA athletic teams including Division I men’s and women’s hockey, and 21 teams that compete in Division III. With more than 110,000 living alumni, some of RPI’s most notable alumni were behind innovations that have improved everyday lives—from the Transcontinental Railroad and the Brooklyn Bridge to baking powder and the digital camera.

At Rensselaer, all members of the community are challenged to ask, why not change the world? To accomplish this, it seeks to engender intellectual agility, multicultural sophistication, and a global view in its students. This requires contributions from a rich diversity of persons, groups, and viewpoints. Fostering and nurturing this diversity, and the inclusive and collaborative environment required for it to reach its fullest potential, must be, and is, at the very core of Rensselaer’s mission and values as the nation’s first technological university.

"In my opinion, there is no better time to join the RPI team. As the nation’s first technological research university, we will be celebrating the bicentennial milestone in 2024. There are so many opportunities to make your mark while making a difference for our growing team as we look to commemorate the Institute’s 200th year of leadership, innovation, and research this fall. Join us as we build the very best team and work together to change the world for our faculty, staff, alumni, donors, parents, and, most importantly, our students." — Matthew J. Ter Molen, Vice President, Institute Advancement

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.