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Major Gifts Officer

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Cathedral High School

New York City, NY

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Major Gifts Officer

Job Description:

Specific Responsibilities:

- Produce high quality prospect research utilizing internet and subscription databases: ResearchPoint, FoundationSearch, Monthly Education Grants Alert.Create regular research profiles for donors and prospects, including individuals, corporations and foundations.- Cultivate and solicit a portfolio of 75 prospects for annual and restricted gifts (gift capacity $1K -25K), including renewals and upgrades- Identify leadership gift prospects ($100K) through research and work with Principal and Director of Development and Communications on executing a cultivation and solicitation plan- With Director of Development and Communications, work with faculty to prepare grant applications for corporations, foundations, and government sources- Manage and grow a portfolio of mid to large-sized foundation donors- Write foundation grant proposals, major donor proposals, annual fund and special solicitation campaigns, and acknowledgements- With the Director of Development and Communications and Principal, visit and steward assigned members of the Legacy Society- Lead by example in adhering to the highest ethical standards; reflect optimistic and positive attitude, convey sensitivity to needs of the donors and maintain donor confidentially- Aid in the planning and attend any special events sponsored by the Development Office, which may require attendance after regular school hours and during the summer- Other duties as assigned

Educational Requirements:

BA/BS Degree required in marketing, public relations, business management or related field. Advanced degree is highly desirable

Skills and/or Experience Required:

Minimum of five (5) years progressive related experience in fundraising with individuals, corporations or foundations, preferably in education

Experience working with donors and/or prospects, developing appropriate cultivation strategies, moving potential donors toward solicitation and closure; making cold prospecting calls, and maintaining stewardship contacts

Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required

Proven track record of closing gifts

Proficient in Microsoft Office programs: Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Ability to take initiative, think strategically, problem solve and collaborate

Minimum basic knowledge of planned giving

Proficient with Raiser’s Edge and ResearchPoint systems

Some travel required


Cathedral High School

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations, to: Director of Development and Communications Submissions without a cover letter and salary expectations will not be considered.

Start Date:

Wed, 07/20/2016

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New York

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Company Profile
This special school has been providing an outstanding learning and growing experience for young men and women from all over central Indiana for 93 years. Our students come from more than 130 grade schools and they produce one of the most diverse high school populations in Indiana.

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