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Capital Giving Officer

The Hill School

Pottstown, PA

Reporting to the Director of Capital Giving, the Capital Giving Officer will establish, develop, and maintain philanthropic relationships with alumni, parents, and friends of the School within predetermined U.S. regions and states. Emphasis will be placed on building philanthropic relationships with alumni and parents with the goal of soliciting major gifts within 12-36 months of first visit. The Capital Giving Officer will work closely with the Director of Capital Giving and the Assistant Head of School for Institutional Giving to manage major and planned giving prospect qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship within their given prospect and donor pool.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop strategies and priorities for a pool of major and planned gift prospects; visiting with prospects and donors; soliciting major gifts; and producing contact reports for all visits.
  • Manage the School’s philanthropic relationship with as many as 150 prospects.
  • Complete at least 125-150 prospect meetings annually.
  • Make Hill Fund solicitations in most meetings with prospects and donors, while also identifying the potential for major and planned gifts from those same prospects and donors.
  • Develop a portfolio of major and planned gift prospects that will lead to solicitation within 12-36 months of the first meeting.
  • Travel regionally and nationally to conduct 15 meetings per month with prospects and donors during the school’s fiscal year (July 1-June 30).
  • Work with prospects and donors to create alumni events in predetermined regions; work with Alumni Relations team to increase event attendance; staff all such events.
  • Collaborate with donors to meet their needs and the School’s needs.
  • Coordinate all communications to prospects, ensuring a consistent message from the School; understand the School’s mission, vision, and goals; convey them competently.
  • Maintain regular contact with prospects; meeting prospects face-to face.


  • Commitment to embracing the mission of The Hill School.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of professional fundraising experience in an educational environment preferred; financial services or marketing/sales experience will also be considered.
  • Proven track record of cultivating, face-to-face solicitation, and closing major gifts or deferred gift commitments.
  • Demonstrated ability as a self-starting, strategic thinker whose hallmark qualities include being persistent, being personable, and possessing a desire to succeed.
  • Clear understanding and deep appreciation of the mission, values, and traditions of an independent school.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work well with both internal and external constituencies, including senior administrators, faculty, trustees, volunteer leaders, students, donors, and prospects.
  • Superior communication skills to express, orally and in writing, The Hill School’s mission and fundraising goals with clarity, passion, and persuasion.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Must show respect for others, be cooperative, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Experience with capital and/or comprehensive campaigns preferred.
  • Familiarity with planned giving techniques preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license required. Must be willing and able to travel extensively, locally and nationally, with frequent evening and weekend event duties.


Founded in 1851 as The Family Boarding School, The Hill School prepares young men and women from across the country and around the world for college, careers, and life. Within a family school environment and a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, The Hill School challenges young people to work hard, think and reason, be fulfilled, serve the common good, and be prepared to lead as citizens of the world, uniquely guided by the motto: “Whatsoever things are true.” There are currently 540 students at The Hill School in third form (grades 9-12) through post-graduate with a 7 to 1 student/teacher ratio. There is a 78%/22% boarding-to-day student ratio; all students must board for one year. Hill students come from 28 states and 21 countries.

The Hill School’s Office of Institutional Giving is responsible for the outreach to the School’s internal and external constituencies. Through community outreach, relationship building, and general awareness activities, the Department motivates The Hill School’s constituencies and the community-at-large to financially support the School. By obtaining the financial resources required by The Hill School to carry out its educational objectives, the Department plays a vital role in contributing to the overall education and personal development of Hill students and maintaining The Hill School’s position as an outstanding educational institution.

The Hill School completed The Strength of All campaign on June 30, 2023. More than $181 million was raised over the past eight years. The Capital Giving Officer will play a key role in the next campaign which likely begins on July 1, 2025.

For additional information about The Hill School, please visit

The Hill School offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, and generous retirement plan. Flexible work environment based on calendar and travel schedule.

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