Director, Major Gifts and Stewardship
Reporting to the Executive Director of External Relations, the Director co-creates, develops and executes the Major Gifts strategic direction based on the School’s strategic plan and the Headmaster’s annual goals. The Director will plan and execute the strategy for the successful identification, cultivation and solicitation of major gift and planned giving prospects and donors. The Director will also oversee the stewardship of all donors, including annual endowed fund reports for individual donors and Alumni Classes, the Annual Donor Report, naming opportunities, events and thank you letters. The Director will supervise the team’s staff and provide coaching, feedback, growth opportunities including professional development, and performance management. The Director will act as the Secretary to the Development Committee of the Board of Governors, and identify, recruit, train and support its volunteers to assist the Advancement Team with major gift fundraising. Working with the Director of Advancement, the Director will ensure compliance with CRA guidelines and regulations and monitor the implementation of School policies pertaining to naming rights, gift acceptance, gift processing, and sharing of personal information.
As the ideal candidate, you are a proven successful major gift fundraiser who has experience working with high-net-worth individuals, including stewardship activities, and closing six-figure major and planned gifts. You have experience managing campaign budgets and have strong financial acuity and budget management experience. You possess highly developed leadership skills, enjoy mentoring and coaching others, and create a positive and inclusive workplace culture. Colleagues and peers describe you as organized, detail orientated, creative, and a team player who manages issues in a calm and solution-oriented manner. Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university.