This exciting opportunity offers the ability to make a significant impact at an established independent school to advance teaching and learning. A key player in developing and managing a portfolio of donors and prospects, each with an estimated capacity to give $5,000 or more, the Major Gifts Officer 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. This position will spend a significant amount of time directly interacting with donors as a relationship manager both in and out of the office, tapping donors' passions and interests to inspire their giving to Field.
Duties and Responsibilities:
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 parent 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 and fundraising 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.
Qualifications and Competencies:
4+ years of Major Gifts Officer experience.
Familiarity setting and hitting large-scale gift goals.
Bachelor’s degree is desired; Experience in independent schools a plus
Intermediate level proficiency with Raiser’s Edge and NXT platforms
Must be available for local and regional travel (35%) regularly; must be available for some weekend and evening responsibilities as needed for events, etc.
Compensation and Benefits: Starting compensation package includes a competitive salary dependent on experience, plus a robust benefits package comprising generous professional development opportunities, a retirement plan, as well as medical insurance, paid vacation, and holidays.
Work Environment: Employees may be asked to perform their work duties at home and/or on campus. In both settings, the employee is required to maintain a professional environment. If employees are required to work remotely due to campus closure, they are expected to be present and accessible for the entire workday.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is active; it requires standing and walking, including stairs.
Local and regional travel as needed.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
About The Field School
The Field School (grades 6-12) takes great pride in providing students with an ideal blend of focus on academic excellence and individual expression -- all in a relaxed, joyful atmosphere.
Through dialogue among students and teachers, we encourage students to seek knowledge and join in the community. Field connects the various realms of knowledge to help students understand their world and lead full lives.
We live our mission every day - Self-Discovery, Skills of Mind, Generosity of Heart
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