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Founded in 1789, Georgetown Preparatory School is a Jesuit, Catholic college preparatory day and boarding school for boys in North Bethesda, Maryland. Prep’s commitment to the 450 year-old Ignatian paradigm of a rigorous liberal arts curriculum emphasizes reflection, discernment, scholarly and programmatic excellence and personal responsibility. The curriculum exposes students to a breadth of knowledge and calls for critical evaluation and self-examination. Students are taught in small classes where they participate in active discussion with teachers and an atmosphere of genuine concern for the personal growth of the individual is fostered.
The faculty hiring season for Prep is routinely March and April, with employment each year commencing around August 15. Those interested in having a faculty application on file may submit an application at any time to Denise Hitt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications should include a résumé and letter of intent.
Title: Major Gifts Officer
Reports to: Director of Development
Founded in 1789, Georgetown Preparatory is a Jesuit, Catholic college preparatory day and boarding school for boys in North Bethesda, Maryland. Georgetown Prep’s commitment to the 450-year-old Ignatian paradigm of a rigorous liberal arts curriculum emphasizes reflection, discernment, scholarly and programmatic excellence and personal responsibility. The curriculum exposes students to a breadth of knowledge and calls for critical evaluation and self-examination. Students are taught in small classes where they participate in active discussion with teachers and an atmosphere of genuine concern for the personal growth of the individual is fostered.
Summary of Position Purpose
Georgetown Preparatory School announces the position of Major Gifts Officer. The Major Gifts Officer will be an essential member of the Development Department. The Department is responsible for fundraising, alumni relations, and constituent relations for Georgetown Prep.
The School seeks an experienced and proven fundraiser to facilitate identifying, qualifying, soliciting, and stewarding donors principally for Capital Campaign support, but also for the Annual Fund and other major gift initiatives.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Personally contacts, develops relationships, and provides professional and diligent follow-up with all members of the Georgetown Prep community in support of all school philanthropy, including Annual Fund, Major Gifts, Capital Campaign, and Planned Giving initiatives.
- Meets and exceeds revenue and outreach goals by directly soliciting gifts and taking active role in all facets of the fundraising process including prospect identification, cultivation, closing and stewarding of prospects/donors.
- Facilitates relationships between current and prospective donors and the President, Director of Development, trustees and others as appropriate.
- Actively engages in the prospect management and tracking system, including documenting all initiatives with gift prospects.
- Actively contributes to Development team planning and brainstorming sessions; generates ideas and strategies aimed to increase department efficiency and efficacy.
- Willingness to solicit planned gifts on behalf of Georgetown Prep; identifying key planned giving prospects and demonstrates an understanding of when and how to close both current and planned gifts.
- Attends all Development Office events and understands department premise that all members function as a team and share responsibilities equally.
- Prepares appropriate business plan details as part of a comprehensive Development Office business plan.
- Advises the Director of Development on matters that affect the attitudes and interests of gift prospects and their propensity to give.
- Participates in the preparation of all management giving reports, including Annual Fund, Major Gifts, Capital Campaign, and Planned gifts.
- Other duties and special projects as assigned.
Qualifications & Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
- 3-5 years of development experience or sales equivalent;
- Strong experience soliciting and closing donor gifts, preferably in a school setting;
- Capital Campaign and/or Planned Giving experience a plus;
- Successful in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies;
- Exceptional interpersonal/relationship building skills; excellent planning, writing and communication skills;
- Desire to join a high-functioning and collaborative team; interested in professional development;
- Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment;
- High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information;
- Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines;
- Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated personal solicitation experience;
- Ability to work with students, as well as volunteers of all ages;
- Willingness to work after hours and on weekends as necessary;
- High-level of computer literacy and competence required; familiarity with Veracross a plus.
Applicants should e-mail cover letter and resume to Julie White at email@example.com.
No telephone inquiries.
Georgetown Preparatory School is seeking an Associate Director of College Counseling. This is a 12-month position beginning in January 2020. The Associate Director will work closely with the Director and the school’s other College Counselor to provide counseling and support for students and their parents throughout the college selection and application process. This person will guide a caseload of approximately 40 students through junior and senior year by fostering a close professional relationship with each student and leveraging the relationships that other members of the faculty and staff have developed. He or she will work collaboratively with colleagues to develop and implement comprehensive programing that educates students, parents, and faculty about the college application process and the transition to undergraduate study. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; familiarity with the goals, objectives, and mission of a Jesuit college preparatory high school; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse student and parent population; up-to-date knowledge of colleges and universities nationwide and the programs that they offer; and familiarity with the SAT, ACT, and AP standardized testing programs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Managing a caseload of students, juniors and seniors, and directing all aspects of the comprehensive college counseling program with each of them individually. This includes (but is not limited to):
- Hosting group and individual meetings with students and families.
- Writing a personal letter of recommendation for all senior advisees.
- Remaining current and educating students and parents on college admission trends.
- Submitting application support documents as needed.
- Serving as a liaison and communicating between and with students, families and college admission offices as needed.
- Assisting with college counseling programs (day and evening) throughout the school year.
- Developing and maintaining relationships with colleges through attendance at conferences, counselor information meetings, and college visits.
- Assisting with SAT, ACT, and AP Test Administration.
- Representing the College Counseling Program at school events including Open House.
- Participating in professional development to promote self-growth, build relationships and remain current with programs, policies, and practices that meet the needs of students.
Requirements and Skills:
- Three to five years of experience in high school college counseling and/or undergraduate college admission.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong organizational and presentation skills with an ability to meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently.
- Experience with and an understanding of colleges nationwide: their academic programs, admissions policies, financial aid policies and procedures, etc.
- Computer skills and experience with specific college counseling software, preferably Naviance.
Working Environment: This is a 12-month full-time position. It will require occasional evening and/or weekend work and reports to the Director of College Counseling
Starting date: January 2020
How to apply: All interested candidates should submit the following to Ms. Denise Hitt, Assistant to the Headmaster (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- A letter of interest
- A response to the following: Describe three hallmarks of excellence that you would expect in a comprehensive program of college counseling and how you would work to bring them about as a counselor at Georgetown Prep. (Maximum Response: 1000 words)