St. Mark’s School seeks a Senior Major Gifts Officer (Sr. MGO) to manage a robust portfolio of alumni, parents, and friends of the School. As St. Mark’s seeks to expand its donor base and strengthen relationships with its constituency, the Sr. MGO will perform a key role in the qualification and solicitation of the most philanthropically capable individuals and families to secure leadership annual gifts, major gifts, and planned gifts. Working with an identified pool of prospects, the Sr. MGO will generate and implement a custom engagement plan designed to move each prospect toward a gift in support of institutional needs and priorities. The Sr. MGO will report to the Director of Major & Principal Gifts. This is a largely external-facing position, requiring travel both locally and nationally.
• Manage a portfolio of approximately 125-175 alumni, parents, and friends capable of making gifts of $100,000+
• Complete a minimum of 120 face-to-face visits with assigned prospects each year
• Secure six and seven-figure gifts, as well as leadership annual gifts from assigned prospects
• Conduct screening meetings and philanthropic profiles with assigned prospects
• Assist specific classes with Reunion Gift Campaigns, as needed
• Travel for events, volunteer meetings, and prospect meetings, and work evenings and weekends as needed
• 3-5 years of advancement experience required, preferably in higher education or at an independent school in major and/or principal gifts
• A proven track record of developing, engaging, and managing a portfolio with experience soliciting and closing six-figure gifts
• A demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate with people at all levels of an organization
• An enthusiasm for the students, mission, programs, and aspirations of St. Mark’s School
• Strong time management skills, in addition to computer and writing skills
About St. Mark's School
St. Mark’s, founded in 1865, is a coeducational college-preparatory school, educating students in grades nine through twelve, 80% of whom board. Nested upon 250 acres in the picturesque suburb of Southborough, Massachusetts, the school is only 25 miles from the abundant cultural and social opportunities in Boston.
The school’s outstanding faculty — 70 in number — leads 360 students through a rigorous curriculum and a full program of athletic, artistic and spiritual activities, fostering a close and supportive community. With classes meeting six days a week, Monday through Saturday, St. Mark’s engages and motivates talented students of diverse backgrounds from around the country and around the world (20% of student body is international), emphasizing excellence, values, character and service to the larger community. Class size averages 12 students, with a student–faculty ratio of five to one.
Dr. John Warren, a graduate of the Class of 1974, was appointed in July 2006 as the fifteenth Head of School for St. Mark’s School.
St. Mark’s School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ...national origin, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or genetics, and any other characteristic or status protected by law.