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Advancement Positions - Major Gifts & Alumni Giving Program

Institution: Ransom Everglades School
Location: Miami, Florida
Posted: 01/27/2020
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Fulltime

Ransom Everglades School, a Grades 6-12 independent school in Coconut Grove, Florida, serving 1,100 children, is seeking Advancement professionals to join its team as the school enters the public phase of REinventing Excellence, a $75 million comprehensive campaign. An exciting initiative to rebuild and expand the Upper School campus, the campaign will add new teaching facilities, a dining structure, administrative building and green space as well as increase endowments to support scholarships, faculty and programmatic innovations.

These positions call for frontline fundraisers versed in annual giving and/or major gifts, ideally in an educational setting. Three-to-five years of pertinent experience working with donors and volunteers on a one-to-one basis is critical to success in these roles.  Position responsibilities to include (but not exclusive to)

  • Work with Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, with a focus on young alumni giving, support and capacity building of class agents, reunion giving, and reunion/alumni events.

  • Major gift fundraising, to develop parent and alumni annual and capital giving in the context of the capital campaign. Planned giving experience desirable, but not required.



  • Sound knowledge of the full spectrum of development practices, principles and activities, including gift policies, solicitations, stewardship, donor recognition, working with high-level volunteers, and the ability to apply this knowledge creatively to fundraising projects.

  • Demonstrated skills in meeting predetermined goals and objectives through effective program/project planning, organization, evaluation and execution.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with faculty, administrators, students, volunteers, donors and prospects.

  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills and polished presentation skills.

  • Ability to develop and cultivate very strong relationships with individuals.

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team.

  • Knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge or other donor software/CRM system.

  • Strong work ethic and demonstrated passion for the mission of Ransom Everglades School.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.


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