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Major Gift Officer (Boston Region)

Saint Michael's College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 30, 2023

The Office of Institutional Advancement at Saint Michael's College invites applications for a major gift officer based in the Boston area. As a frontline fundraiser, this position is charged with creating meaningful connections with Saint Michael’s alumni, parents, and friends, resulting in a pipeline of financial support for the college. This position will also be an active team contributor within Institutional Advancement, supporting colleagues for regional and on-campus events and other strategic initiatives as assigned. 


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 


  • Creates meaningful relationships with alumni, parents, and friends to bring them close to the College 
  • Qualifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards prospects, donors, and volunteers to create a pipeline for annual, major, and planned gift support 
  • Manages a minimum of two Reunion classes 
  • Coordinates with IA leadership and campus colleagues to execute a coordinated strategy for alumni and parent engagement activities 


Our lived experience impacts how we self-assess our skills, experience, and qualifications. In particular, data and statistics have shown that candidates who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, people from working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, and others with minoritized and marginalized identities may not apply to jobs when they do not believe they meet 100% of the requirements and expected responsibilities listed in the job descriptions. Some responsibilities and skills are teachable and can be learned on the job. If you can imagine yourself in this position, bringing value to our students and community and meeting most of what we are looking for, please apply.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), generous paid time off, paid holidays, employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee and family assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities. 


Applicants must have the following: 


  • Bachelor’s degree required 
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in the development/advancement field, with a preference for a background in higher education 
  • Understanding and support for Catholic higher education 
  • Ability to work independently as well as be a team player; maintain a professional, collegial manner at all times with colleagues, donors, and volunteers 
  • Understand and appreciate the department goals and how they fit into the larger objectives and mission of the College 
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, both written and verbal 
  • Demonstrate unquestioned professional and personal integrity, combined with a strong strategic orientation 
  • Enthusiasm for and willingness to travel extensively on behalf of the College 
  • Ability to work nights and weekends 
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a driving record check. For criteria, please see the Driver Acceptability Matrix 


An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a driving record and background check. 


Application Instructions: 


Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button: 

  • Resume 
  • A cover letter including a statement articulating your approaches and experience facilitating and managing donor relations based on the ideas and principles of equity, inclusion, and belonging. Saint Michael’s College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and every member of the Institutional Advancement team has an important role to play in that commitment 


For full consideration, submit your application materials by December 15, 2023. The position remains open until filled. 


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