Major Gifts Officer

Administrator / Part-Time

Academy of Notre Dame Tyngsboro, Tyngsborough, MA

The Academy of Notre Dame is seeking a part-time, year-round Major Gift Officer (MGO). In collaboration with the Director of Institutional Advancement, the MGO will be responsible for creating and executing a comprehensive, year-round Major Gift strategy. This position plays an integral role on the Advancement team, working to support near-term and long-range fundraising, stewardship, and engagement goals. The successful candidate will have front-line fundraising, donor engagement, and volunteer management experience, combined with a creative and collaborative spirit.

The ideal candidate will have a proven record of soliciting gifts, will have demonstrated strong organizational and relationship-building skills, and will have an interest in working with a variety of constituencies to increase short and long-term support of the Academy.  The ideal candidate will be committed to developing and strengthening individual connections to the Academy.

About the Academy of Notre Dame:  The Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts is a private, Catholic school, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and is based on the educational philosophy of their foundress, St. Julie Billiart.  The Academy offers co-educational programming from Pre-K through Grade 12. Our mission focuses on educating the whole person for life through a curriculum rooted in spiritual formation and academic excellence.  We nurture a belief in the goodness of God and the dignity of each person.  We are committed to community-building, diversity, global justice and service to those in need.

Reporting to: Director of Institutional Advancement

Supervisory Responsibilities: None


  • Work with the Director of IA to build and sustain a culture of philanthropy at NDA and help to develop a donor base capable of supporting the Academy’s goals and plans
  • Work with the IA team to develop and implement strategies to achieve annual fundraising and participation goals
  • Manage a portfolio of major gift and leadership annual gift donors; Develop plans and strategies for individual prospects
  • Cultivate and steward donors to the Academy, including Endowed Scholarship & Annual Scholarship Donors; Produce annual reports for donors and document interactions
  • Write content for donor communications, case statements, and gift proposals
  • Serve as a staff member on the Board’s IA Committee
  • Support the Foundation and Corporate Relations program by stewarding relationships with current partners and establishing connections to prospective partners; Assist with grant proposals and reports
  • Work with the IA Coordinator to enhance the Reunion giving program
  • Produce weekly, monthly, and other relevant reports on progress and provide regular updates to administrators, Board, faculty, and staff
  • Maintain effective communication with teammates and among departments in order to advance fundraising program
  • Support the IA Coordinator with timely gift acknowledgement and stewardship procedures
  • Support production of annual donor report and recognition programs
  • Work with the Advancement staff and volunteers to plan and coordinate special fundraising events, such as the Blue & Gold Gala Auction, when needed
  • Utilize Veracross (donor database) to track visits, produce contact notes, and conduct appropriate follow-up
  • Utilize Wealthengine (prospect screening and research tool) to identify most promising prospects and produce prospect reports
  • Support the integrity of the Veracross database
  • Serve as a key staff member in the planning and implementation of a future capital campaign and fundraising initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of development experience
  • Demonstrated success in the solicitation of gifts
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Willingness to embrace the Academy of Notre Dame’s culture and be a visible member of the community
  • Proven ability to work strategically, thoughtfully, and purposely with donors and volunteers
  • Customer service-oriented with superb interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with all stakeholders in support of shared goals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven administrative skills to include ability to organize and prioritize tasks with initiative, and precise attention to detail
  • Proven resourcefulness in finding appropriate solutions to complex problems (operational and administrative); takes initiative in implementing solutions or making recommendations
  • Ability to work both independently, and as a team player
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends, as needed
  • Database experience preferred, proficient in MS Excel, and Word

Academy of Notre Dame Tyngsboro

Tyngsborough, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender