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Major Giving Officer

Verbum Dei High School (Los Angeles)






The Major Giving Officer is a hands-on, proactive, creative role central to the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual donors of Verbum Dei High School. This position is responsible for developing, maintaining and working a portfolio of donors and prospective donors for, but not limited to, annual giving. This position supports all fundraising activities of the organization and coordinates all aspects of fundraising, student phone-a-thons, employee campaigns, and planned giving.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES – The responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
o Responsible for the stewardship, solicitation and cultivation of community-level to mid-level donors
o Develop and manage an active donor stewardship plan that embodies year-round engagement and prioritizes donor retention
o Build relationships with current and prospective donors, on and off campus
o Write and deliver quality written and oral communications to engage and inspire donors
o Schedule and conduct campus tours
o Maintain timely and accurate records of donor communication to ensure data integrity, with an emphasis on preserving donor history and high level of donor care

Planned Giving Program
o Create marketing materials for current and potential donors
o Serve as a resource on campus for those interested in legacy planning

Special Events
o Support the Senior Vice President of Advancement and the Associate Director of Advancement in the planning and implementation of all special events
o Support donor follow-up and stewardship strategy for all special events, including acknowledgement communications and community updates

Implement an employee giving program with current Corporate Partners, serving as Verbum Dei’s representative for Corporate Partner employee engagement

Manage Eagle Advancement Club
o Facilitate student phone-a-thons

Other administrative duties as required.


Candidates must have the following qualifications and experience:
• 3-5 years’ experience in a nonprofit fundraising with a successful history of building donor relations
• High energy, entrepreneurial spirit and passion for the mission of Verbum Dei High School
• A track record of delivering superior results
• Strong interpersonal skills and desire to be a part of a collaborative team
• Excellent communication skills both written and oral
• Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Stephanie Andrade at No phone calls please.

Information/Application Contact

Verbum Dei High School (Los Angeles)

11100 S. Central Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90059