Responsible for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of alumni, parents, grandparents, friends, and foundations for major gifts ($25,000 and above) to the institution. Reports to the Assistant Head of School for Advancement.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for a portfolio of approximately 100 major gift prospects annually. Develop and execute strategies to further engage each prospective donor.
Facilitates meaningful relationships between donors and key influencers.
Collaborates with members of the Advancement and Communications teams to ensure the highest level of professionalism in working with prospective donors.
Educates and informs donors on ways to support the school that are highly aligned with their philanthropic goals.
Meets or exceeds monthly performance metrics.
Conditions of Employment:
Successful candidate must submit to pre-employment and on-going background checks.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Minimum Job Requirements- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
5 years of experience in Major Gift fundraising or closely related field.
Demonstrated ability to effectively cultivate, solicit, and secure a minimum of $2 million annually.
Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
Ability and willingness to travel approximately 60% of the time.
Strong work ethic and limited need for supervision. Goal oriented.
Commitment to professional development and intellectual curiosity.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and Benefits:
Asheville School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a competitive compensation and benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with applicant’s skills and experience.
Asheville School does not discriminate in its employment decisions or practices on the basis of gender, age, race, color, marital status, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any disability that can be reasonably accommodated in the administration of its educational policies and school administered programs.
About Asheville School
Asheville School is a co-ed boarding school of 290 students in grades 9-12. Founded in 1900 we are located in the mountains of western North Carolina within minutes of the vibrant downtown of Asheville, NC.