Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is
a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown
Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts.
With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its
2,500+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal
arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields.
Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill
College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual,
intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and
seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces
diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and
working. Stonehill values the diversity of persons, opinions, and
cultural and religious perspectives. In fulfillment of its motto,
Lux et Spes (“Light and Hope”), the College cultivates in its
students the competence to think, act, and lead with courage
towards creating a more just and compassionate world.
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Advancement, the
Senior Philanthropy Officer is responsible for helping Stonehill
College achieve its fundraising goals by identifying, cultivating,
soliciting, and stewarding gifts of $25,000 and above. The Senior
Philanthropy Officer is a member of the Charitable Giving team and
works collaboratively with the entire Advancement Division,
faculty, staff, and other stakeholders at the College.
Essential Duties &
- The Senior Philanthropy Officer will identify, qualify,
cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 100-125
high-potential prospects and donors who can make multi-year
commitments of $25,000 and above.
- The Senior Philanthropy Officer will be a proven fundraiser and
strong relationship builder with an entrepreneurial work approach
and a self-motivated drive for success.
- Using written and oral communication, convey a strong and
consistent message about the mission of Stonehill College, its
priorities, and its plans.
- Successfully match donors’ philanthropic interests with the
needs of Stonehill College through thoughtful engagement
opportunities, meaningful conversations, and effective
- Involve appropriate volunteers and staff members in the
cultivation and solicitation process as needed.
- Work with members of the Advancement Division team to plan and
implement unique cultivation touchpoints and inspiring events
designed to instill pride in alumni, parents, and friends of
- Conduct 8-10 meaningful visits per month for the purpose of
qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Prepare
administrative and management reports including contact and
strategy reports for each prospect.
- Develop personal engagement plans, gift solicitation proposals
and provide proper stewardship after a gift is made.
- Actively participate in the identification and solicitation of
Annual Fund leadership gift prospects.
- Be informed about relevant tax laws, gift planning concepts,
and be able to initiate and move forward with gift planning
- Perform other duties as requested by the Assistant Vice
President for Advancement.
Education & Experience
A Bachelor’s Degree and three to five years of related
experience; or an equivalent combination of education and
experience are required. Candidates must have excellent verbal,
communication, relationship-building, and entrepreneurial skills.
Excellent listening skills are imperative. Experience in volunteer
management, cultivation, and event planning is desirous. Experience
in higher ed fundraising is preferred. This position requires the
ability to travel, therefore, a valid driver’s license, insurance,
and reliable transportation are required.
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume via
the URL link below:
Applicants who will
enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly
encouraged to apply. Stonehill
College is an equal opportunity employer committed to