Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 29-Jan-2018 to 05-Apr-2018
  • - Culver Academies
  • Culver, IN, USA
  • Full Time
  • comprehensive benefit package

Culver Academies is seeking a Major Gifts Officer to be based in Indianapolis, with a record of accomplishment in securing $100,000+ gifts and annual gift total of at least $1 million.

Located along the shores of Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver, Indiana, Culver Academies is a coeducational, boarding high school of 825 students in grades 9-12 and comprised of Culver Military Academy for boys (founded in 1894) and Culver Girls Academy for girls (founded in 1971), as well as a six-week Summer Schools & Camps program (founded in 1902) for students ages 9-18.  Culver Academies is known for its outstanding academic and leadership programs, beautiful campus, diverse student population, and many athletic, visual and performing arts programs, and extracurricular activities.  To learn more about Culver, visit

Successful candidate must have proven skills in the identification, evaluation, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors ($100,000+), resulting in at least $1 million in gifts annually.  The MGO is responsible for developing and executing strategies that culminate in the receipt of gifts of $100,000 or more that match each donor's affinity and capacity and solicit planned gifts when appropriate.  The MGO will manage a portfolio of 150+ prospects, be accountable for annual fundraising goals, and work well remotely and with an on-campus MGO team on the creation and implementation of overall fundraising strategies.  

• Bachelor's degree required; Certified Fund Raising Executive preferred.
• Minimum of five years of demonstrated success as a front-line fundraiser, including success in closing 6 & 7-figure gifts.
• Strong communication skills, including excellent writing ability.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills; a high level of comfort with direct donor interaction and cold calls.
• Confidence and integrity.
• Initiative and independence combined with a high level of trust to work well remotely.
• Must be available for frequent travel throughout the greater Indianapolis area.
• Well-honed skills in developing long-term donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies.
• Excellent planning and organizational skills.
• Strong computer skills with experience in fundraising databases; e.g. Raisers Edge and Veracross.
• Experience at an educational institution is strongly preferred.

Culver offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees immediately upon hire.  Benefits include Medical/Vision, Dental, a Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, a 403b retirement account with a very generous company match, use of our on-site Fitness Center, one hour of paid fitness time per week, a FREE on-site Health Clinic including various FREE generic medications, FREE meals in the Dining Hall, limited laundry and dry cleaning services, 10 paid holidays, 200 hours of paid vacation time, a 10% discount at the Campus Store and at the Uniform Shop, and reduced tuition for faculty/staff children to attend Culver's boarding and summer programs. 

The Culver Educational Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Inquiries about this position may be made to Chief Advancement Officer Holly Johnson at 574-842-8182. 

Click the APPLY button to submit cover letter and resume to Lisa Barenie.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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