The Major Gifts Associate supports the Director of Major Gifts in building the major gifts program in fulfillment of the current capital campaign. The Associate also works with the Director in developing a comprehensive stewardship program for endowment and leadership donors. The Associate collaborates closely with Advancement colleagues, as well as volunteer leadership, as they grow and cultivate a culture of leadership philanthropy among Crossroads parents, alumni and friends.
Support the Director of Major Gifts by managing data and independently generating prospect tracking reports and other routine and special reports, correspondence, agendas and other development-related documents
Performs essential administrative duties for the Director, including answering telephone calls, scheduling appointments, proofreading acknowledgement letters and pledge reminders and general office duties.
Working with the Director, develop a comprehensive stewardship plan for new and existing donors, including writing annual reports to endowment fund donors
In coordination with Director of Advancement and Director of Major Gifts develop and manage a system to track naming opportunities and manage creation, tracking and updating of donor recognition plaques
Assist with prospect research
Write all Major Gift proposals
Proof donor lists for the annual report of giving
Other tasks and projects as assigned
1-3 years of development experience preferred; background in independent schools preferred
Strong organization and communications skills
Strong writing skills
Excellent editing ability and attention to detail for written communications and data accuracy
Computer proficiency with strong Microsoft Office skills, specifically Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word, Excel
Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact and work effectively with parents, faculty and staff with tact and professionalism, in person, on the phone and via email
Occasional night and weekends required
**To be considered one must apply through our employment website at www.xrds.org/page/about/employment click on the apply link in the major gifts associate job posting
About Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences
Looking for a dynamic, diverse, student-centered school environment in which to work? Perhaps a career in progressive education is for you! Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, a non-profit, independent school, offers a range of professional opportunities, as well as a highly-competitive salary and benefits package for full-time employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, tuition assistance, a retirement plan, and generous vacation.
Crossroads School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age, or sexual orientation.
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