Marymount School is an independent, Catholic N-12 school for girls founded in 1928. For over nine decades, Marymount has been committed to educating young women prepared to challenge, shape, and change the world. Its history of bold initiatives and compassionate leadership inspires students to advocate for themselves and for others.
The School seeks an experienced, dynamic Major Gifts Officer (MGO) to join the Development Office. The MGO will work closely with the Director of Development and Associate Director of Development to develop and implement strategic plans aimed at cultivating individual gifts for Marymount and its campaign. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of fundraising and donor management experience of a portfolio of 100+ prospects with a proven track record of success in consistently closing $25,000+ gifts. This individual should possess a commitment to Marymount’s mission, have a passion for education, and have the ability and talent to successfully work with all members of the School community.
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Manage a portfolio of 100 - 150 major donor prospects;
Develop, recommend and implement appropriate strategies for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding these individuals based on qualifying information, relationship building and historical giving patterns. Partner with school leadership, colleagues, trustees and other volunteers as appropriate;
Achieve 100 - 150 visits (75% 0f which are unique) and solicit 20 - 40 gifts of $25,000+ annually;
Contribute to the development of a strong prospect pipeline through qualification and cultivation efforts;
Prepare written briefings and suggest solicitation strategies for senior leadership and faculty visits with prospective donors, as well as follow-up documentation and correspondence;
Track activity within Raiser’s Edge and run reports to track progress of each prospect’s cultivation plan;
Contribute and support overall Development Office goals, including annual giving and alumnae participation;
Attend and support key school events to interact with prospects and donors;
Assume additional responsibilities, as required.
Bachelor’s degree or higher;
5+ years of fundraising and donor management experience of a portfolio of 100+ prospects with a proven track record of success in personally and consistently closing $25,000+;
Ability to create an ambitious strategy and financial goal for each prospect in the portfolio based on a donor’s interests, giving history, connections, and capacity;
Proven experience building, maintaining, and leveraging long-term donor relationships;
Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills;
Demonstrated ability to follow through on commitments and take personal responsibility for outcomes. Persistent, results oriented and driven to succeed personally, and is inspired by challenging individual and team fundraising goals;
Creative, innovative, flexible, with excellent organizational and analytical skills;
Proficient in Raiser’s Edge (ability to track activity and pull reports) and basic computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel);
Willingness and ability to work occasional evenings and select weekends and travel to meet donor engagement goals.
About Marymount School of New York
Marymount School is an independent, Catholic day school that seeks to educate young women who continue to question, risk, and grow—young women who care, serve, and lead—young women prepared to challenge, shape, and change the world.
Marymount is a college preparatory school for girls, committed to the development of the lifelong skills of critical thinking and problem solving. The dynamic and inquiry-based academic program promotes in each student a respect for her own unique abilities and a commitment to responsible living in a changing world. Marymount welcomes diversity and draws upon it to foster cultural sensitivity, religious understanding, and a global perspective. The School is housed in three campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. For additional information on the School, please visit www.marymountnyc.org
Marymount seeks educators who are committed to learning and teaching in a collaborative, student-centered environment. In addition to being innovative instructors in their respective classrooms, faculty are expected to be active participants in the School community. Teachers serve as mentors, advisors, or supervisors to students in a variety of school activi...ties and contribute to the life of the School through chapel services, staff meetings, parent events, etc. Teachers also have the opportunity to serve as coaches for after school sports or moderators of extracurricular activities.
An Apple Distinguished School, Marymount has a 1:1+ program (iPads in the N-V and MacBook Airs in VI-XII), and all teachers are expected to be comfortable using educational technology daily. With the School's modified block schedule in each of its four divisions (instructional periods of 50-80 minutes in the Lower and Lower Middle Schools and 60 or 75 minutes in the Upper Middle and Upper Schools), teachers are expected to have a range of appropriate instructional practices in their repertoire and be equipped to differentiate instruction to reach a range of learning styles.