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Available Positions

Department: Advancement
Reports to: Director of Advancement
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday to Friday; evenings and weekends as needed Posting dates: June 3, 2021-June 18, 2021
FLSA: Exempt


The Director of Philanthropic Gifts works closely with the Director of Advancement to develop and implement strategy for individual major gift donor relationship management (manage, nurture, upgrade) to meet short and long-term goals of the School. The primary objective of the Philanthropic Engagement Officer is to develop long-term relationships built on a firm understanding of donor’s interests, passions and values.

Duties and Responsibilities

         External focus: Relationship Management and Solicitation (65%)

  • Create, integrate and implement short, intermediate and long-term individual major gifts

  • Develop strategic funding requests based on short, intermediate, and long-term funding goals of the organization for high net worth individuals (100-150k).

  • Act as primary relationship manager for individual and private foundation prospects of $10,000 or more/year to reach or exceed annual funding goals.

  • Play lead role in soliciting and closing major gifts.

  • Manage relationship process for individual major gift donors including prospect solicitation, briefings with primary relationship managers.

  • Cultivate and expand current giving by planned gift donors and integrate planned gift objectives into major individual donor.

    Cultivation and Stewardship (25%)

  • Plan and implement funding campaigns, events and activities (volunteer experiences, tours, receptions, etc.) for individual major gift donors using existing activities as appropriate

  • Execute major gift materials, including briefing memos, proposals and stewardship materials

  • Manage and coordinate volunteer donor groups to cultivate and request new gifts

    Monitoring and Reporting (10%)

  • Monitor weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual activity to achieve major gift revenue goals

  • Assist with review and verification of major gift donor recognition lists

  • Track and report relationship management activity using constituent relationship management system including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospective and current individual major donors

  • Participate in regular Advancement staff and organization-wide meetings

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Confidentiality, integrity, discretion, attention to detail is imperative.

  • Organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Knowledge of education fund raising and overall annual giving program functions is desirable.

  • Strong computer skills to include Word and Excel, additional database software knowledge a plus, with a willingness to learn new computer programs.

  • Proven skills in data extraction and manipulation for planning and evaluation.

  • Willing to travel approximately 12 weeks

  • Some nights and weekends may be required.

Minimum acceptable training and experience

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ experience in Advancement work with a focus on proven major gift success.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Hathaway Brown School is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning community through our admission policies, hiring practices, professional development, curricular and extracurricular programming, and school culture. The representation and full engagement of the diverse points of view of individuals with varied life experiences is a source of strength and wisdom that enriches the learning environment and fuels innovation and growth, particularly as students are prepared for lives of strong character, public service, and leadership. HB respects and affirms the dignity and worth of each member of our community. These values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are rooted in our mission; our motto, “We Learn Not for School but for Life”; and our Community Agreement, and it is our expectation that all those affiliated with the institution uphold and demonstrate these shared values both in spirit and in practice at all times.

To Apply

Interested candidates should email cover letter, resume and salary expectations to: hrstaffing-ms@hb.edu

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