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Major Gift Officer

Title of Position: Major Gift Officer
Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Development
FLSA: Exempt

Holy Cross College’s Mission: The Mission of Holy Cross College is to educate and form global citizens with the competence to see and the courage to act. Holy Cross is a Catholic college that advances the apostolic mission of the Brothers of Holy Cross. Our practical, experiential, liberal arts curriculum applies timeless truths to contemporary life and leads people to wholeness in the image of Christ.

Our hiring practices reflect this missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Typical Schedule: Full time. Minimum 40 hours per week. Must be willing to travel, work nights and weekends when necessary. Initial travel will be regional only including, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio.

The Major Gift Officer facilitates strong relationships between prospective donors and the college for securing major gift commitments ($25,000 or more). The gift officer will establish and implement an annual activity plan to foster a robust major gift portfolio.

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St. Joseph High School Advancement Coordinator
Full Time
Posted: November 30, 2018

The Advancement Coordinator is an integral part of the Office of Mission Advancement, with major responsibility for interaction with donors, parents, alumni, faculty/staff, and volunteers via annual appeals and other advancement activities; coordination of special events; and record keeping/database management. The Advancement Coordinator reports to the Director of Mission Advancement and works alongside the Alumni Coordinator, Director of Admissions, and Director of Marketing and Public Relations.


  • Manage advancement-related events and activities to foster meaningful connections to Saint Joseph High School. Events include Back-to-School Night, Open House, Annual Fund, Giving Days and Spring Auction; and may include other events such as scholarship receptions and golf outings.

  • Actively solicit business and individual donations for specific events.

  • Coordinate the gift acknowledgement process (collection, recording, reporting, etc), ensuring accurate data collection and timely recognition of gifts. Prepare and send IRS tax letters, and make thank you calls to donors as specified by the director.

  • Manage constituent records and work to ensure accuracy and consistency of the database. This includes but is not limited to: transitioning graduates to alumni; current parents to alumni parents; address verification; reunion information.

  • Produce and distribute regular donor correspondence on all outstanding gifts. May be asked to compose email, direct mail or online appeals.

  • Prepare reports for school leadership and advancement committee, specifically reports related to giving levels, wealth prospects, weekly gifts, past due reports, and other queries as needed. Run mailing labels and contact lists in advance of appeals or events.

  • Assist in the preparation of the Annual Report.

  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of Saint Joseph High School.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Mission Advancement or the Principal.


    The successful candidate will have exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills; possess superior attention to detail; be team-oriented and mission driven; demonstrate skill at database management, utilizing spreadsheets and analyzing data; be able to work independently and as part of a team; willingness to work nights or weekends when necessary for events.


  • Four-year college degree or equivalent.

  • Familiarity with Saint Joseph High School is a plus.

To learn more, visit:

Direct Applications to:
Bethany Burgun
(574) 233-6137
453 N. Notre Dame Ave.
South Bend, IN 46617


event ambassador

Posted July 9, 2018
Type: Part Time

GiveGrove is looking to hire several part time ambassadors interested in working with GiveGrove at events and helping getting donors get signed on the system, processing payments, troubleshooting, and general customer service. Ambassadors in return will be paid $100 per event, gain customer service experience, work firsthand with a tech startup, and understand the nonprofit sector in St. Joseph County and the surrounding area.

Most GiveGrove events last 5-7 hours and are in the evening and on weekends. Ambassadors are welcome to work as many or as few as they are able. Typically, GiveGrove schedules a few events a month but it depends on the nonprofit fundraising schedule.

Successful candidates are ones that are flexible, personable, and have strong customer service skills. We are looking for 4-6 individuals interested in being part of a rotation schedule for events with the opportunity for growth in an expanding startup.

If interested, please email David at to schedule an meeting. Include in your email the answer the question “What is the best way to build an ice cream sundae?”

About GiveGrove: GiveGrove is a local for-profit business that operates an online donation platform. It works with organizations to run online donations by offering ticketing, voting, silent auction, live auction, and general donations. Started in South Bend, IN, GiveGrove is entering its second year and experiencing major growth. Learn more about GiveGrove at


Title of Position: Event Coordinator

Department: Fund Development

Reports to: Executive Director

FLSA: Non-exempt

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sister — St. Joseph County is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Our vision is that all children achieve success in life.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Joseph County is hiring an Event Coordinator to spearhead and organize the execution of our annual Evening of Magic fundraising dinner. This Coordinator will act as both facilitator and liaison between multiple stakeholders, including board, staff, and supporters. They will be responsible for helping to set and achieve the fundraising goals of the Evening of Magic event as well as coordinate stewardship for the event.

Typical Schedule:

Part-time; 10-20 hours per week. Most work hours will be remote, with regular board and committee meetings. This is a temporary annual position that runs through October, with the option to return for 2020 event season.


  • Work with board and staff to coordinate fundraising events.

  • Set and organize monthly meetings of the Evening of Magic planning committee.

    • Take and distribute minutes from said meetings to the committee.

  • Plan and help execute a sponsorship strategy for Evening of Magic 2019, including approaching and securing event sponsors.

  • Coordinate with other vendors and stakeholders to book the services and logistics needed for the event.

  • Work with board members coordinate and secure lots for silent & live auctions.

  • Work with fund development staff to manage the logistics of the event.

  • Contribute to and edit sponsorship materials.

  • Contribute to social media and other promotional efforts for events.

  • Update the board on event progress, including speaking at board meetings.


  • 1-3 years nonprofit organizational experience in fundraising or marketing

  • Experience managing or working on nonprofit fundraising events

  • Well organized and self-directed

  • Excellent writing and editing skills

  • Experience working on large projects as part of a team

  • Ability to run a meeting and direct productive discussions

  • Familiarity with Google Drive

  • Connection to our one-to-one mentorship mission a plus

  • Social media or content writing experience a plus


Nate Levin-Aspenson