Major & Planned Gifts Officer

St. Xavier High School

Major & Planned Gifts Officer

Reports to: Director of Major and Planned Giving

Job Summary: Major & Planned Gifts officer will assist the Board of Trustees, President, and Vice
President of Advancement and Director of Major and Planned Giving in attracting major philanthropic
support to meet the St. Xavier’s strategic goals.

Major Job Responsibilities

Personally manage and build relationships with a portfolio of 150 or more highly rated prospects
with the goal of a minimum of $1,000,000 per year in gifts to St. Xavier High School.

Devise and implement cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plan/timeline for all annual, major
and deferred gift commitments from assigned prospects.

Participation as a member of the major gift team, attending the regular prospect review sessions
and providing information to the moves manager in a timely fashion.

Regularly promote efforts to educate and inform St. Xavier constituents of the opportunities for
annual giving as well as endowment support of St. Xavier through multiple possible methods or

Will be available to represent St. Xavier High School at a variety of events and functions
throughout the course of the fiscal year.

Qualifications/Job Requirements

The Director of Major & Planned Gifts will possess a bachelor’s degree and three or more years of
successful advancement experience. (Related experience in a profession with comparable personal
contact will be considered.) S/he will have the ability to think strategically, to establish and
cultivate strong relationships with prospective donors, and to meet established goals and
objectives. S/he will have excellent written, oral, organizational and interpersonal skills and be
committed to a team approach. Knowledge of computer-based data systems is essential.

A Major Gift Officer at St. Xavier will have a budget and travel as necessary to cultivate, solicit
and steward major gifts. S/he will participate in professional development workshops, conferences
and seminars to keep abreast of current planned giving strategies and vehicles.

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