Trinity Preparatory School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school that helps students excel in college and in life, contribute to their communities, lead in a changing society, and grow spiritually. In alignment with our mission, we affirm our commitment to our core values: Trinity Family; Educational Excellence, both Academic and Extracurricular; Leadership and Character Development; and Faith and Spirituality.
Founded in 1968, a dedicated group of Orlando community leaders led by the late Reverend Canon A. Rees Hay wanted to provide a quality, independent secondary education for students in Central Florida. As a result, they established the Trinity Preparatory School in grades six through 12. Affiliated with the Episcopal Church, we welcome families and students from all faith traditions, cultures, and backgrounds, knowing that we are all enhanced by diversity.
Our devoted and notable faculty and staff are leaders in their field who share their knowledge and expertise with others at various professional development opportunities worldwide. Their dedication is demonstrated to our students, families, and communities both inside and outside of the classroom with a balance of academic rigor and wellness. Trinity’s student body and families reflect the world as they travel from the greater Orlando area and across the world to take part in the Trinity experience.
Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Major Gifts Officer is a key member of the Advancement team responsible for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects to advance the mission and strategic priorities of Trinity Prep. The Major Gifts Officer may also direct the efforts of specific fundraising volunteers and assist with special fundraising projects.
The Major Gifts Officer will exemplify Trinity Prep’s four Core Leadership Competencies that apply to all employees of the organization:
Duties and Responsibilities:
Continue to build Trinity Prep’s culture of philanthropy by managing a portfolio of approximately 75 to 125 prospective and current donors of varying constituencies capable of making a major gift to fund institutional priorities (i.e. Annual Fund, capital and special projects, endowment, etc.).
Develop and implement cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for the assigned prospect pool. Draft gift proposals, personalized correspondence, endowed fund agreements and named space agreements as needed.
Cultivate and solicit major gifts to include capital, scholarship, endowment, and leadership Annual Fund gifts from prospects and donors in the portfolio.
Articulate the mission and vision of the school effectively and provide a compelling case for support to a variety of constituents.
Meet performance goals and related metrics with respect to a specific number of personal visits, major gift revenue, and prospect moves management.
Conduct at least 15 personal, intentional donor meetings per month. These in-person or virtual visits would include discovery visits, solicitations, and stewardship.
Maintain moves management process in Raiser’s Edge for assigned prospects (i.e. track actions, enter call reports, and ensure the database reflects
communications and interactions that move donor relationships forward).
Collaborate with Advancement team members and campus partners to increase philanthropic gifts to Trinity Prep, and remain conversant with the full range of the school’s needs and funding priorities.
Coordinate with the marketing and communications team to ensure consistency with narrative messaging and brand strategy.
Assist in developing and implementing strategies for major donor events, future capital campaigns, and special fundraising projects.
Assist/lead in preparing requests for funding from foundations and other potential funders and required foundation grant reports as needed.
Be an enthusiastic and visible ambassador for Trinity Prep throughout the Central Florida region and beyond.
Complete other tasks, assignments, and projects, as assigned.
Willingness to work some nights and/or weekends when necessary and attend various Trinity Prep events to connect with prospects and donors actively.
Qualifications and Experience:
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality in all appropriate areas.
Five plus years of progressive experience in non-profit or educational fundraising, preferably in major gift fundraising.
Articulates an authentic commitment to diversity and holds others accountable for the same.
Promotes an inclusive environment that values, encourages, and supports differences. Positive attitude and a high level of professionalism.
An understanding of planned giving techniques and vehicles.
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Google Workspace, and Raiser’s Edge.
Exceptional oral, written, telephone, and email communication skills. Regular and overnight travel is expected in this position.
Proven networker ability to network; relationship builder with excellent interpersonal skills.
Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
History of building collaborative relationships with colleagues, volunteers, and prospective and current donors to foster effective, reciprocal communication and promote a collegial environment.
History of managing multiple projects simultaneously with excellent attention to detail.
Must pass a Jessica Lunsford Level II background check and drug test.
Interested candidates should complete an application through the below link:APPLY NOW
Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life and disability, 403(b) plan
Employee Nondiscrimination Policy:
Trinity Preparatory School is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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