Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Major Gifts Officer. The individual in this position will be accountable for:
• Securing major gifts of $25,000+ and helping donors align their philanthropic interest with the priorities of Dana Hall • Managing a portfolio of donors and prospects with an emphasis on individual donor relationships, solicitations activities, and stewardship • Qualifying alumnae, parents (current and past), grandparents and friends as prospective donors • Creating and executing a customized cultivation plan for each person in the portfolio based on the qualifying information, relationship building, and historical giving patterns • Acquiring timely and relevant institutional information to create and execute solicitation strategies and proposals for each prospect, as appropriate • Tracking activity within Raiser’s Edge and generating reports to track the progress of each prospect’s cultivation/solicitation/stewardship plan • Attending key Dana Hall events to interact with donors and prospects, including travel and occasional evenings and weekends • Collaborating with all members of the Advancement Office • Completing other duties as assigned
Candidates must have: a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred; over 5 years of fundraising and donor management work experience with a proven record of success; knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Apps; experience with Raiser’s Edge/NXT a plus.
Successful candidates will possess: excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; an ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of people; excellent written and oral skills and an ability to articulate the School’s mission and priorities; the ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with utmost discretion; the willingness and ability to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends; the qualities of a proactive self-starter and a collaborative member of the advancement team; the ability to explain Dana Hall’s planned giving program and vehicles for giving. Candidates must be able to remain seated for extended periods of time.
This is a twelve-month, full-time position reporting to the Director of Major and Planned Gifts.
About Dana Hall School
Dana Hall School, founded in 1881, is a college preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 5-12. The School is located in Wellesley, MA, 12 miles west of Boston.