Major Gift Officer

Goshen College seeks a Major Gift Officer to join an inspired and dynamic administration in a new and exciting era. The successful candidate will join the advancement team – major giving, annual fund, and alumni relations – to support the President and Goshen College’s strategic plan, “Where Everything Connects”, in a historic comprehensive campaign. She/he will work both collaboratively and independently to identify, qualify, solicit, and steward alumni, friends, foundations and corporations to secure aspirational gifts, pledges and planned gifts that fulfill the promise of the mission and vision of Goshen College for our entire campus community.

As a direct report to the vice president for institutional advancement, primary responsibilities will be implemented through regular and frequent visits with donors and prospective donors throughout an assigned region and portfolio. Travel throughout the United States and occasionally Canada will be an essential part of the position, as will participation in evening and weekend activities on and off campus. He/she will enthusiastically embrace the distinctive culture and mission of Goshen College and will be an effective and articulate ambassador of the College in every way.


  • Minimum of three years experience in fundraising, sales or marketing, five years experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Able to travel locally and in an assigned territory up to 50% of total time.

About Goshen College

Goshen College is an affordable, nationally-ranked Christian liberal arts college in Northern Indiana known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability and social justice. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 65 areas of study, as well as select graduate degrees. Goshen enrolls approximately 950 students from 35 states and 23 countries and is recognized for its innovative, life-changing study abroad program (Study-Service Term) and exceptional educational value. The 135-acre tree-filled campus features a world-class Music Center and a Rec-Fitness Center for 14 intercollegiate athletic teams. The extended campus includes a 1,189-acre natural sanctuary (the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center near Wolf Lake, Ind.) and a marine biology lab in the Florida Keys. Rooted in the historically peaceful Mennonite church and established in 1894, the college’s Christ-centered mission produces passionate learners, compassionate peacemakers, global citizens and servant leaders. The college’s doors are open to all, with students from 40 different Christian denominations and several world religions. Experiential learning, faculty mentors and strong friendships are significant community strengths for students.

The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County in Northern Indiana, just a couple of hours from Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit.  Goshen was named the 2017 Indiana Community of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for its amazing arts and entertainment, food scene, recreational opportunities, outstanding schools, affordable living, cultural diversity and entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more at

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Please be sure to provide all required materials noted below, as incomplete applications may not be considered. Application materials may be attached to the Faculty Information Form or sent electronically to


  • Complete and submit the online Faculty Information Form
  • Cover letter
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Three professional letters of reference with contact information

Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until the position is filled. 

Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors, and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

Human Resources
Goshen College
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795

Telephone: (574) 535-7111