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Major Gifts Officer

Employer
Culver Academies
Location
Indiana, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 7, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Donor Relations, Major Gifts, Administrative, Sales and Marketing
Fields
Academic Centers, Education, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time
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Culver Academies seeks to hire an experienced Major Gifts Officer, with an accomplished record in securing $100,000+ gifts and annual gift total of at least $1 million. 

A successful candidate must have proven skills in the identification, evaluation, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors ($100,000+), resulting in at least $1 million in gifts annually. The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) is responsible for developing and executing strategies that culminate in the receipt of gifts of $100,000 or more that match each donor’s affinity and capacity and soliciting planned gifts when appropriate. The MGO will manage a portfolio of 150+ prospects, be accountable for annual fundraising goals, and work well with the MGO team on the creation and implementation of overall fundraising strategies.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Certified Fund Raising Executive preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of demonstrated success as a front-line fundraiser, including success in closing 6 & 7-figure gifts.
  • Strong communication skills, including excellent writing ability.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; a high level of comfort with direct donor interaction and cold calls.
  • Professionalism, confidence and integrity.
  • Initiative and independence combined with a high level of accountability and trust to work well remotely.
  • Must be available for frequent travel within an assigned territory.
  • Well-honed skills in developing long-term donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills with experience in fundraising databases; e.g. Raisers Edge and Veracross.
  • Experience at an educational institution is strongly preferred.

 

BENEFITS: Culver offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees immediately upon hire. Benefits include Medical/Vision, Dental, a Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, a 403b retirement account with a very generous company match, use of our on-site Fitness Center, a FREE on-site Health Clinic including various FREE generic medications, FREE meals in the Dining Hall, limited laundry and dry cleaning services, 10 paid holidays, 200 hours of paid vacation time, and a discount at the Campus Store and at the Uniform Shop.

Culver Academies seek talented individuals who value the core commitments and support the Culver mission and principles. Culver educates its student for leadership and responsible citizenship in society by developing and nurturing the whole individual, mind, spirit, and body, through integrated programs that emphasize the cultivation of character. Located along the shores of Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver, Indiana, Culver Academies is a coeducational, boarding high school of 842 students in grades 9-12 and comprised of Culver Military Academy for boys (founded in 1894) and Culver Girls Academy for girls (founded in 1971), as well as a six-week Summer Schools & Camps program (founded in 1902) for students ages 9-18. Culver Academies is known for its outstanding academic and leadership programs, beautiful campus, diverse student population, and many athletic, visual and performing arts programs, and extracurricular activities. To learn more about Culver, visit www.culver.org.

Culver Academies is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin. 

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