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Annual Giving Officer

Posted: 01/17/2023

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Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission.  We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.

The Annual Giving Officer is a key member of the Annual Fund team, responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding contributors to Xavier’s Annual Fund in an effort to promote an active and engaged donor population while working to raise funds to meet the board-approved annual giving goal. The Annual Giving officer will build relationships with donors across constituencies with an eye towards increasing support at leadership giving levels of $1,000+ by engaging and building relationships with individuals who have indicated inclination through prior giving or university engagement.  This individual will work closely with the Annual Giving Officer and the Director for Alumni Engagement, as well as Prospect Research and Discovery to support the qualification and identification of new prospects and stewardship of current donors.   Some travel and night/weekend flexibility is required as a primary responsibility of this position is to attend university hosted events and conduct personal visits with donors and prospects. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience

To ensure consideration, qualified/interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references on Xavier University's website by January 31, 2023. Candidates are asked to include with their cover letter a brief statement on how they might support/contribute to Xavier’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

In light of the strong commitment to diversity, Xavier seeks a broad spectrum of candidates for this position that includes women and minorities. Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Xavier University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees will be required to provide vaccination status upon on-boarding. Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical or religious reasons.


Xavier University offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and employment class.

  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
  • Tax advantaged accounts including health savings account, flexible spending accounts, and dependent care account.
  • Financial security via life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Tuition remission for employees and their eligible dependents.

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