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Major Gift Officer
Thomas Aquinas College
Santa Paula, CA

Job Description
Thomas Aquinas College, the leader in Catholic liberal education, seeks a Director of West Coast Development and an Associate Director of West Coast Development to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni, parents and friends who make gifts of $25,000 a year or more.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage a portfolio of approximately 300 active and prospective donors rated with the ability to contribute $25,000 or more.

Identify at least 12 new planned and major gift prospects a year, and develop compelling strategies to engage them in the life of the College.

Develop and implement strategies to cultivate and solicit approximately 100 top prospects a year.

Schedule and conduct personal visits with ten to twelve prospects a month.

With the College's Special Event Manager, help plan and host cultivation events for alumni, parents and friends of the College.

Prepare donor correspondence, action reports, gift agreements and marketing materials needed to promote, secure and document planned and major gifts.


Applicants should be faithful Catholics who embrace the College's mission, are familiar with Raiser's Edge fundraising software, and have at least three years of fundraising experience, preferably in an educational setting.

About the Employer
Founded in the wake of the Land O' Lakes Conference and increasing secularization of Catholic universities, Thomas Aquinas College is leading the renewal of Catholic education in America. With campuses in California and Massachusetts, it helps students grow in wisdom, virtue and holiness.

At Thomas Aquinas College, there are no majors, no electives, no lectures and no textbooks. Students learn through careful reading and rigorous discussion of the Great Books. Together, they search for Truth by engaging firsthand with civilization's greatest scientific and mathematical discoveries, the most moving poetry and prose, the deepest political and spiritual insights, and the most profound works of philosophy and theology.

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