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Major Gift Officer

Company: Fenwick High School
Location: Oak Park
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

Fenwick High School's mission is guided by Dominican Catholic values that inspires excellence and educates each student to lead, achieve and serve. Job Purpose :As a member of the Institutional Advancement Department (IAD), the Major Gifts Officer (MGO) will work cooperatively with his/her colleagues in Major Gifts and the IAD team, and he/she will report to the V.P. for Institutional Advancement. This person will play a key role on the major gifts team, managing a major gifts portfolio, while also doing discovery and qualification work of identified prospects in support of lead annual giving, establishing "named" scholarship funds, the Centennial Campaign, Priory Project, planned gifts and other special projects as required. The MGO will also play a collaborative role in the success of the entire IAD team. Job Function :1. Manage an assigned "primary portfolio" of major gifts prospects of 75-100 with the goal of producing regular 5-figure annual giving donors and 6 to 7-figure Centennial Campaign/Priory Project donors.2. Manage a "discovery portfolio" of 200 to 250 prospects through the Gravyty software program to broaden the pipeline of potential major gift donors through enhanced personal contact and systematic communication.3. Act as the "lead" fundraiser on various "named" scholarship fund efforts and other special projects.4. Become a subject matter expert in the IL Tax Credit Scholarship program.5. Become conversant and comfortable with most planned giving/asset-based giving vehicles.6. Become conversant with the history and traditions of Fenwick High School, Catholic education generally, Fenwick s Centennial Campaign and the Priory Project.7. Use Raisers Edge NXT to track Moves management of assigned prospects, organize one s workflow and pipeline activity with a specific emphasis on solicitation and realized gifts for the Centennial Campaign and/or Priory Project.8. In collaboration with the Major Gifts team, provide strategic input and advice regarding marketing, communication and solicitation strategies for the Centennial Campaign/Priory project and/or special projects as necessary.9. Work in collaboration with other IAD personnel and participate in activities of the IAD team: annual giving, events, marketing/communication and alumni relations.10. Foster internal relationships within IAD and the school (faculty, staff and administrators) to maximize external effectiveness with donor prospects.11. Perform other duties as assigned by the V.P. for Institutional Advancement. Job Qualifications/Requirements :--- Bachelor s Degree--- 7-10 years of experience working in non-profit advancement/development roles with increasing responsibility and gift officer experience, including regular solicitation of 5, 6 and 7 figure gifts. Planned/asset-based giving knowledge and experience a positive.--- Blackbaud Raisers Edge NXT experience preferred, but other CRM experience a must.--- Proficiency in Google Office Suite a must.--- Ability to multi-task and flexibility are a must.--- Demonstrated ability to learn on-the-job.--- Demonstrated creative thinking, strategic input and execution of ideas are a must.--- Strong customer service disposition and attitude.--- Sense of humor is a must.--- Collaboration and team orientation are a must.Job Type: Full-timePay: $31,270.94 - $116,107.01 per yearSchedule: Monday to FridayAbility to commute/relocate: Oak Park, IL 60302: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Education: Bachelor's (Required)Experience: Raiser's Edge: 1 year (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Fenwick High School, Oak Park , Major Gift Officer, Other , Oak Park, Illinois

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