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
- Bachelor’s degree required; Certified Fund Raising Executive
- Minimum of five years of demonstrated success as a front-line
fundraiser, including success in closing 6 & 7-figure
- Strong communication skills, including excellent writing
- 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
- 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
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
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.