Princeton Day School seeks a Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward capital and planned gifts. The Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer reports to the Director of Individual Giving & Campaign Manager.
Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer responsibilities include:
Cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors and prospective major donors -through regular personal contact, written appeals, follow-up, outreach events, face to face meetings, and special events.
Being regularly "on the road" visiting past and prospective donors and volunteers.
Personally manage relationships with a portfolio of assigned prospective donors, including cultivating, soliciting and stewarding their relationship with the School.
Attend and assist with managing donor cultivation and recognition events and activities.
Ensure accurate processing and tracking of major gifts and donor acknowledgements.
Promote the School’s Planned Giving program to increase membership in the May Margaret Fine Society of planned giving donors.
Coordinate Annual Fund solicitation of capital and endowment prospects with the Director of Annual Fund.
Required and Preferred Qualifications:
Must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of moving potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure.
Successful experience (5 years or more) in developing and managing individual strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects and planned giving prospects.
Interest in independent school education and a dedication to promoting the School’s fund raising priorities by developing relationships with faculty, senior academic and administrative leaders, trustees, volunteers, and the advancement office team.
Must have excellent writing and interpersonal skills, reflect an optimistic and positive attitude and a have demonstrated record of completing assignments.
Willingness and availability to travel extensively.