Philanthropic Advisor

By: St. Norbert College

Job Summary:

St. Norbert College, a nationally-ranked, private, Catholic, liberal arts college is seeking a Philanthropic Advisor. This is a major gift (>$25,000) fundraising position. A person in this mission-driven role has the opportunity to build and enhance relationships and generate financial support from alumni, friends and parents for St. Norbert College. Serving as a trusted fundraising partner who values higher education, this role is a member of a supportive team that prioritizes professional development opportunities. The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $62,000, based on experience, and includes the college's generous benefits package.

Specific responsibilities:

Build and manage a portfolio of donors capable of investing philanthropic gifts of $25,000 and more in St. Norbert College. As a trusted fundraising partner, contact and meet with prospective philanthropic donors to determine their capacity for giving, discover passions, and secure resources aligned with college priorities. Cultivate relationships for the purpose of developing and implementing strategies for the solicitation of gifts. Ask for gifts personally, sometimes as part of a team. Communicate information needed in a clear and timely manner with donors who are inspired to philanthropically support St. Norbert College. Manage progress toward a mutually-decided number of visits, qualifications, solicitations, commitments, and dollars raised during each fiscal year.  - 65%

Independently design, analyze and execute strategies to solicit funds from individuals. As necessary, work collaboratively with leadership, faculty, philanthropy colleagues, college staff, volunteers and/or alumni in researching potential prospects and preparing and presenting gift proposals and stewardship.  - 20%

Document results of all substantive contacts with prospective donors for records, review and critique.  - 10%

Participate in Development meetings, events and training.  - 5%


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How to Apply:

The College offers an outstanding benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance, retirement plan; paid time-off and tuition waiver.

Applications received by Friday October 7, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Please submit a cover letter and resume as part of your application. To apply, please go to:

Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

St. Norbert College provides safe, inclusive, and anti-racist educational and work experiences for our faculty, staff, and students of color, congruent with our Catholic, Norbertine, and liberal arts values.  Therefore, we invite candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging to join our community of teaching and learning. We are seeking to hire staff who are committed to infusing equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (EDIB) into their work.

The college supports educational experiences that challenge students, faculty, staff, and administrators to expand their awareness of factors that impede our appreciation of both the richness and complexity of diversity. Opportunities to confront, examine, and renegotiate our understanding of power, privilege, and inequality as they are manifested in our society will be key to these endeavors.