Major Gift Officer (Remote - Boston Area)

Saint Michael's College

Job Description

The Office of Institutional Advancement at Saint Michael's College seeks applications for a seasoned, creative, and energetic major gift officer based in the Boston area. This role will increase engagement and support for the College by making a compelling case for investment to key stakeholders. Under the leadership of the College’s recently named 18th President, Dr. Richard Plumb, advancement will play a critical role in a strategic plan that will illuminate how Saint Michael’s education creates leaders that the world needs now – leaders with career skills complemented with a strong sense of social justice.  
This is an exciting time to join the Office of Institutional Advancement at Saint Michael’s College. Join a dedicated, high-energy advancement team that values people and their work and allows you the flexibility to be a key contributor while working remotely. Are you an experienced frontline fundraiser who can quickly create meaningful connections with alumni, parents, and friends, resulting in a pipeline of financial support for the college? Do you like to take initiative, listen well, and be able to align donor interest with funding priorities? Can you work independently but also within a team? If so, we want to hear from you. 
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 
  • Creates meaningful relationships with alumni, parents, and friends to bring them close to the College 
  • Qualifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards prospects, donors, and volunteers to create a pipeline for annual, major, and planned gift support 
  • Manages a minimum of two Reunion classes 
  • Partners with advancement leadership and campus colleagues to execute a coordinated strategy for alumni and parent engagement activities 
  • Assists in planning events and programs in the greater Boston area 
  • Travels to campus for key events such as Reunion, Alumni and Family Weekend, retreats and other events as needed 
For a full job description, please click here. The salary range for this position is $100,000 - $120,000 depending on experience. 
Our lived experience impacts how we self-assess our skills, experience, and qualifications. In particular, data and statistics have shown that candidates who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, people from working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, and others with minoritized and marginalized identities may not apply to jobs when they do not believe they meet 100% of the requirements and expected responsibilities listed in the job descriptions. Some responsibilities and skills are teachable and can be learned on the job. If you can imagine yourself in this position, bringing value to our students and community and meeting most of what we are looking for, please apply. 
Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), generous paid time off, paid holidays, employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee and family assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities.

Applicants must have the following: 
  • Bachelor’s degree required 
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in the development/advancement field, with a preference for a background in higher education 
  • Understanding and support for Catholic higher education 
  • Ability to work independently as well as be a team player; maintain a professional, collegial manner at all times with colleagues, donors, and volunteers 
  • Understand and appreciate the department goals and how they fit into the larger objectives and mission of the College 
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, both written and verbal 
  • Demonstrate unquestioned professional and personal integrity, combined with a strong strategic orientation 
  • Enthusiasm for and willingness to travel extensively on behalf of the College 
  • Ability to work nights and weekends 
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a driving record check. For criteria, please see the Driver Acceptability Matrix 
An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a driving record and background check. 
Application Instructions: 
Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button: 
  • Resume 
  • A cover letter including a statement articulating your approaches and experience facilitating and managing donor relations based on the ideas and principles of equity, inclusion, and belonging. Saint Michael’s College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and every member of the Institutional Advancement team has an important role to play in that commitment 
For full consideration, submit your application materials by February 29, 2024. The position remains open until filled. 
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