The Director of Major and Planned Giving will lead and implement a major gifts program to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects with the ability to make $100,000+ gifts to Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in support of its current campaign and beyond. The individual will personally manage a portfolio of up to 150 prospects and partner with all program areas of Advancement (alumni relations, annual giving, constituent relations, advancement services and communications), the Head of School and Trustees. The Director will help to develop, and lead and execute, the School’s planned giving strategy.
This position will report directly to the Director of Advancement and will supervise an associate who will support the Major and Planned Giving program and stewardship.
Essential Job Functions:
Manage a personal portfolio of 125-150 major gift prospects, which may include current parents, alumni, parents of alumni and grandparents.
Oversee requests for individual donor research from outside researchers and redesign the rating and tracking system for major gift prospects.
Craft proposals, talking points, contact reports and cultivation/stewardship correspondence as needed and in partnership with the Director of Advancement.
Develop and execute a comprehensive plan, including specific goals and timetables, to market, solicit and steward deferred and planned gifts, through estates, trusts, charitable annuities, real estate, and other financial vehicles.
Collaborate with the business office, financial estate planners and attorneys to ensure accurate gift documentation and reporting to align with the needs of the school and the donor.
Recruit, train, guide and support major gift fundraising volunteers to conduct well-developed solicitation strategies in and out of campaigns.
Assist in the identification of annual giving leadership prospects in partnership with annual giving and alumni relations.
Continuously evaluate and oversee a comprehensive stewardship program.
Minimum 6+ years of development/advancement experience and major gift work
Deep knowledge of, and experience with, planned giving strategies and vehicles
Exceptional writing and communication skills
Collaborative and inclusive decision-making style
Computer fluency and experience with Raiser’s Edge
Enthusiasm for becoming part of a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive K-12 school community
Sense of humor a must, with an appreciation for building strong relationships with colleagues, alumni, parents and other members of the school community.
Sitting for long periods of time.
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One of Crossroads School’s founding commitments is to developing a socially, economically and racially diverse student body. We are equally committed to a supporting a vibrant and diverse workforce. Crossroads is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer; we do 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. People of color, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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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.