Job Posting

Gift Officer

Minnehaha Academy | Minneapolis, MN
Salary Range: $65,000 - $80,000

Minnehaha Academy Office of Advancement is seeking a Gift Officer. This is a 12-month, full time position.

The Gift Officer serves the critical role of establishing and deepening relationships with key constituents capable of supplying the school with essential resources required to:
  • enrich student learning and professional development, serve local communities, strengthen and deepen relationships and loyalty, and advance the school and its national footprint
  • grow endowment and increase fundraising
  • support a bustling enrollment at all divisions, with a diverse student body that understands and embraces the mission of the school

The Gift Officer will have a portfolio of 125-150 prospects for which they will plan and develop personalized communication, cultivation, and stewardship in order to solicit and bring to closure annual fund, capital and legacy gifts. They will serve a critical role to meet or exceed annual gift income goals while providing excellence in stewardship to maximize retention and encourage upgraded future giving and involvement.

Qualifications include:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
  • Ability to create, build and maintain strong relationships with donors, with proven track-record of successful solicitation results.
  • Knowledge of successful fundraising strategies and programs.
  • Proven persuasive communication skills; excellent reading, writing, editing and research abilities; excellent verbal communication.
  • Demonstrated initiative, discipline, and ability to perform under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Google; and familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or other complex databases.
  • Ability to relate the Christian faith to learning and life
  • A Christian lifestyle and a personal commitment to Christian education
To learn more about our school or to apply, visit our web site