Major Gifts Officer


Atlanta, GA

Industry: Education.


Less than 5 years

Posted 149 days ago

  by    Lisa McFarland

This job is no longer available.

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School (HIES) is seeking a Major Gifts Officer. HIES is the largest Episcopal Parish independent day school in the country, serving 1,400 students and offers a fully accredited college preparatory program for students age three through 12th grade. Holy Innocents' mission is to develop in students a love of learning, respect for self and others, faith in God, and a sense of service to the world community.

HIES is located north of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The Major Gifts Officer reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement and works closely with the entire Development team. This is a calendar year, full time position. Full time HIES employees enjoy benefits such as a competitive compensation package, health care coverage and retirement plan contributions.

Position Overview

The Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for major gift and planned gift initiatives at HIES. Typical duties include:

  • Manage a portfolio of major gift prospects, including identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors.
  • Assist with major campaigns.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with volunteers, donors, prospective donors, administration, and staff.
  • Oversee and support volunteers, providing them with helpful materials and guidance to ensure success.
  • With the Director of Institutional Advancement, develop and implement a perpetual Major Gifts program as well as a Planned Giving program.
  • Prepare major and planned gift pledge paperwork and acknowledgements as needed.
  • Plan and execute major and planned gift related events.
  • Assist with donor recognition (publications and events).
  • Work with the Communications Department on major gift and planned giving publications and websites.
  • Assist with stewardship efforts including donor reports and room/space dedications when needed.
  • Conduct prospect research and analysis to inform major gift solicitation strategies.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School or the Director of Institutional Advancement.

Required Education, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor's Degree or master's degree and three-to-five years of major gifts experience at an independent school or university.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge preferred
  • An employment history highlighted by increased levels of responsibility and demonstrated ability to exercise sensitivity and good judgement in dealing with staff and the public.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated success in working with and motivating volunteers.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and interact positively with a wide range of individuals.
  • Energy, initiative, integrity, sincerity and the drive to succeed.