Major Gifts Officer
The Seven Hills School seeks an experienced Major Gifts Officer to join its high-energy Development Office. We are a Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12 independent school with a rich history dating back to the early 1900’s. Today, the School is a culmination of a 1974 merger of the College Preparatory School, the Lotspeich School and the Hillsdale School.
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Major Gifts Officer will play a role as Seven Hills moves forward with the our next Strategic Plan that includes a capital campaign component. The Major Gifts Officer will help build a philanthropic program to further the mission of the school, and will focus on developing and executing long -and short-term strategies to secure major and planned gifts from current parents, alumni, foundations and other constituents of the school. This position works collaboratively with key volunteers, members of the Development Team, and with other representatives of The Seven Hills School. Job Requirements Specific Responsibilities:
Desired Skills and Experience:
- Work strategically with the Director of Development, to achieve fundraising goals supporting the financial priorities of the School.
- Manage a mixed portfolio of 125+ prospects with a primary focus on qualifying prospects and closing gifts of $10,000 and above, while participating in all aspects of the gift cycle from research, identification, cultivation, solicitation, gift closure, and stewardship.
- Help establish goals and objectives for an upcoming capital campaign that includes preparing an annual operating plan and helping to evaluate progress at appropriate intervals.
- Assist in helping identify Planned Giving prospects.
- Develop strategies to increase levels of giving from select individuals.
- Monitor and track all contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations.
- Write effective grant requests to foundations.
- Assist with planning and/or directing cultivation events and efforts as needed.
- Serve as a member of the Development Team and participate in Development events and efforts as appropriate.
- Other duties as required.
- Proven record of securing large major gifts through personal interaction and increasing contributions.
- Understanding of planned giving practices.
- Outstanding organizational skills and proficiency in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner; ability to work independently within a collaborative team environment.
- Ability to work in collaboration with a wide variety of people.
- Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to travel out of town regularly (a minimum of 4 times per year), and to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
- Commitment to independent schools and the values of The Seven Hills School.
At least 5 years progressive fundraising responsibility or equivalent practice, preferably in major gifts. Salary & Benefits:
The Seven Hills School offers competitive salaries and health benefits. The Seven Hills School is an equal opportunity employer. Transcripts are not necessary at this time.
Please submit resume and cover letter to Margo Kirstein, Director of Development at email@example.com
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