RESPONSIBILITIES: Culver Academies is seeking a Major Gifts Officer with proven skills in the identification, evaluation, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donors ($100,000+). The MGO is responsible for developing and executing strategies that culminate in the receipt of gifts of $100,000 or more that match each donor’s affinity and capacity. Additionally, the MGO would solicit planned gifts when appropriate. The MGO would manage a portfolio of 150+ prospects, be held accountable for annual fundraising goals, and work as part of a team on the creation and implementation of overall fundraising strategies. The MGO would also be responsible for organizing and managing selected fundraising efforts and/or projects, to include supporting one or two alumni reunion classes. Management leadership opportunities are a strong possibility for the right candidate.
In addition to regular duties, the Major Gifts Officer is expected to participate in various clubs and activities, coach athletic teams, perform student supervisory and chaperone duties and engage in other such duties as may be assigned by the proper authorities.
REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor’s degree required; Certified Fund Raising Executive preferred. • Minimum of five years of demonstrated success as a front-line fundraiser, including success in closing 6 & 7-figure gifts. • If no significant fundraising experience, a minimum of five years of demonstrated success as a front-line salesperson, including success in closing 6 & 7-figure sales. • Strong communication skills, including excellent writing ability. • Outstanding interpersonal skills; a high level of comfort with direct donor interaction and cold calls. • Confidence and integrity. • Initiative and independence combined with the ability to work well as part of a team. • Must be available for extensive travel. • Well-honed skills in developing long-term donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies. • Excellent planning and organizational skills. • Strong computer skills with experience in fundraising databases, in particular The Raisers Edge. • Experience at an educational institution is strongly preferred.
Culver offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees immediately upon hire. Benefits include Medical/Vision, Dental, a Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, a 403b retirement account with a very generous company match, use of our on-site Fitness Center, one hour of paid fitness time per week, a FREE on-site Health Clinic including various FREE generic medications, FREE meals in the Dining Hall, limited laundry and dry cleaning services, 10 paid holidays, 200 hours of paid vacation time, and a 10% discount at the Campus Store and at the Uniform Shop.
The Culver Educational Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Culver Academies is an independent college preparatory boarding school of 805 students comprised of Culver Military Academy and Culver Girls Academy. Culver educates its students for leadership and responsible citizenship in society by developing and nurturing the whole individual - mind, spirit, and body - through integrated programs that emphasize the cultivation of character.
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