Leadership Giving Officer (Full Time / MetroWest Boston)

Posted 5 months ago

Job Title: Leadership Giving Officer

Classification: Exempt, Full-Time

Reports to: Senior Associate Director of Development and External Relations

Position Purpose:

The Leadership Giving Officer is responsible for developing strategies to cultivate, solicit, and steward long term relationships with key donor prospects within an assigned pool of prospects. Through face to-face solicitations the frontline fundraiser will be responsible for generating revenue in the form of annual, major, and planned gifts.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit annual, major, and planned giving prospects
  • Manage a prospect portfolio of approximately 150 prospects capable of making commitments of $50,000 or more
  • Participate in all aspects of building donor relations and soliciting gifts
    • Initiate contact
    • Develop a strategy
    • Personally meet with donors
    • Involve the appropriate people—faculty, staff, or trustees in the process
    • Solicit
    • Stewardship
  • Complete at least 10-15 face-to-face or virtual meetings per month
  • Working with the Senior Associate Director of Development and External Relations to manage aspects of the Planned Giving Program with annual goals for growing the number of members in The Nonesuch Society
  • Responsible for writing contact reports and entering actions into Raiser’s Edge
  • Work collaboratively with Senior Director of Annual Giving & Engagement to solicit top annual fund gifts
  • Ensure donors are appropriately thanked and stewarded by the office
  • Establish and build relationships with faculty to better represent the school
  • Participate in the development of overall fundraising strategies, as well as prepare written and oral presentations and proposals
  • Meet all goals for prospect activity
    • Travel as needed within budget limitations
  • Other duties as assigned with night and weekend work on occasion


  • Qualified candidates will hold a bachelor’s degree and have at least three to five years of fundraising or transferable experience, preferably in an educational setting
  • Outstanding judgment and maturity as well as high energy, creativity, and flexibility

Required Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • High level of fluency with Raiser’s Edge or equivalent fundraising software
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office to include PowerPoint
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work, multi-task, and work with many people on different projects—from faculty, administrators, staff, trustees, parents, and alumni
  • Demonstrated ability to listen and follow-through
  • Maintain high level of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Must be a collegial, flexible and collaborative team player
  • An understanding and appreciation of independent schools is preferred
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team