Position Type and Benefits: This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Reports to: Director Of Advancement Direct Reports:
This position does not have direct reports Position Overview:
The Senior Advancement Associate will play a key role in developing and managing a portfolio of donors/prospects, each with an estimated capacity to give $5,000 or more. ? The Senior Advancement Associate is responsible for qualifying new prospects and building relationships, and will participate in soliciting annual, major, and planned gifts from donors/prospects in the portfolio. ? The Senior Advancement Associate will spend a significant amount of time directly interacting with donors as a relationship manager; both in and out of the office, helping donors fulfill their passions and interests through their giving to Field.
Qualifications/Requirements: 4 to 6+ years of Major Gifts Officer experience. Bachelor’s degree is desired; Experience in an independent school is a plus!
Familiarity setting and hitting large-scale gift goals. Intermediate level proficiency with fundraising software and prospect management. Must be available for local and regional travel (35%) regularly; must be available for some weekend and evening responsibilities as needed for events, etc. This exciting opportunity offers the ability to make a significant impact at an established independent school to advance teaching and learning. Create individual goals for each person in the portfolio based on the donor's history of giving and the School’s current knowledge of the individual.
Design and execute comprehensive fundraising and stewardship plans for each donor/prospect. Partner with senior and program staff and/or volunteers on donor engagement opportunities. Work with the appropriate staff to secure project information and use this information to develop materials directed at individual donors/prospects, such as highly personalized proposals that are in line with donor interests and programmatic priorities. Develop special cultivation and stewardship opportunities, such as small events for select donors/prospects in the portfolio, and participate in larger donor cultivation events. Assist in the identification of potential leadership volunteers and other partners to engage in major gifts outreach. Track portfolio activity and progress in Raiser’s Edge NXT. Create reports that accurately reflect portfolio activity and performance. Make thank-you calls when assigned to acknowledge donor gifts.
Compensation and benefits: This exciting opportunity offers the ability to make a significant impact at an established independent school to advance teaching and learning. Starting compensation package includes a competitive salary dependent on experience, plus a robust benefits package comprised of generous professional development opportunities, a retirement plan, as well as medical insurance, paid vacation, and holidays.
Education/Training: Any combination of education, training, and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities as described. Attend workshops and training programs in first aid, right to know, blood-borne pathogens, and other programs as directed by the Head of School or his designate.
Work Environment: This position operates in a professional school environment. Travel: Regular travel is not expected in this position.
Starting compensation package includes a competitive salary dependent on experience, plus a robust benefits package comprised of generous professional development.
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