Major Gifts Officer

Administrator / Full-Time

Northfield Mount Hermon School, Gill, MA

The NMH Advancement Office is looking for a  motivated development professional to serve in an important fundraising role in securing philanthropic revenue for NMH and expanding donor support. Reporting to the Director of Major and Planned Gifts, the  Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a diverse  portfolio of current and prospective alumni and parent donors; creating strategic action plans for top prospects with the intent of deepening relationships on behalf of NMH.  This work will lead to increased comprehensive giving including annual, capital, and deferred gifts. This position requires decisiveness and judgment, discretion and professionalism in dealing with sensitive and confidential information, and excellent goal and task management. 


The successful applicant will have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and at least 3 years of fundraising experience, including skills/experience relevant to securing leadership annual gifts and/or major gifts which can include frontline fundraising, financial advising and estate planning; knowledge of contemporary philanthropy and the vehicles available to individuals to achieve their philanthropic goals preferred.  Candidates with transferable skills will be considered. Candidates must have outstanding organizational, technical, oral and written communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google products preferred and experience with fundraising software is highly desired. Candidates should be active listeners who are curious, decisive, and able to go beyond routine questions to gain in-depth understanding of needs and projects. The ideal candidate must be organized, highly detail-oriented, able to manage concurrent projects, and able to build organizational and cross-functional awareness.  Additional qualifications include the ability to work collaboratively with a team, as well as being a self-starter capable of working independently. Some weekend and evening work required, as well as a willingness to travel domestically and internationally. Valid driver’s license required.

Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents and embrace the opportunity to work with a diverse community in a boarding school environment. To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources

Northfield Mount Hermon 

One Lamplighter Way Mount Hermon, MA 01354

Phone: (413) 498-3229; Fax: (413) 498-3240


**Screening will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. **

Northfield Mount Hermon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Northfield Mount Hermon School

Gill, MA
High School, Post Graduate
Day, Boarding
All Gender