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Position Summary:

Are you driven by a passion for philanthropy and eager to make a meaningful impact in education? Antioch College, a historic institution dedicated to transformative learning and social responsibility, is seeking a dynamic Director of Major Gifts to lead our fundraising efforts. As a key member of our Advancement team, you'll spearhead initiatives to secure transformational contributions of $25,000 or more, supporting our mission of educational excellence and social impact. Leverage your expertise in donor engagement and cultivation to identify and qualify prospective major donors, while collaborating closely with internal and external partners to meet fundraising goals. With a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and flexible work arrangements—including the option for fully remote work—this is your opportunity to join a vibrant community committed to shaping the future of education. Apply now and become a catalyst for change at Antioch College!

About the Position:

Antioch College is seeking a passionate and dynamic Director of Major Gifts to lead the charge in securing transformational contributions of $25,000 or more to support our mission of educational excellence and social impact. Reporting directly to the Director of Advancement, the Director of Major Gifts will play a pivotal role in driving the growth and sustainability of our institution by engaging current and prospective donors, cultivating relationships, and securing substantial philanthropic investments.

About Antioch College:

Antioch College has been a beacon of transformative education, fostering innovation, curiosity, and social responsibility since its founding in 1850. Located in Yellow Springs, Ohio, our community is dedicated to empowering students to become leaders in their fields and agents of positive change in the world. Position Overview:


  • Identify and qualify prospective major donors, leveraging existing donor relationships and expanding the portfolio of prospects.
  • Develop and execute comprehensive cultivation and solicitation strategies for major gifts, including one-time, special, and multi-year contributions.
  • Collaborate closely with the Advancement team and external partners to support fundraising initiatives and meet annual revenue goals.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate major gifts fundraising campaigns to raise $2.5M of the $4.5M annual revenue budget.
  • Provide strategic support and guidance to the President of the College on donor engagement and fundraising efforts.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in major gifts fundraising or related field.
  • Proven track record of soliciting and securing significant philanthropic contributions.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport and inspire confidence in donors.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Willingness to travel extensively as needed.

Salary and Benefits: 

  • 160 hours vacation leave and 40 sick hours leave a year.
  • 10 paid holidays a year, plus a week between Christmas and New Year’s off.
  • 6 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • 3 hours of paid wellness time a week and a free membership to the Wellness Center.
  • High Deductible Savings plan with College contribution to the HAS account, PPO, Dental and Vision with 79% premium coverage from the College
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • $25,000 basic life coverage paid by the college. Optional employee paid Long Term and Short Term disability, Voluntary Life coverage of up to $100,000 guaranteed issue, Voluntary Spousal Coverage of up to $50,000 guaranteed issue and Voluntary Child coverage.
  • 401k with discretionary match.
  • GLCA Tuition Remission program and Tuition waiver program
  • Competitive salary, based on the experience and qualifications of the applicant

Join Us:

If you’re passionate about making a meaningful impact through philanthropy and want to be part of a vibrant community committed to shaping the future of education, we encourage you to apply for the Director of Major Gifts position at Antioch College. Together, we can transform lives and build a brighter tomorrow. Apply now and be a catalyst for change.

Application Process:

To apply, send email to Include the position title in the subject line and submit in one attachment in Word or PDF format the following application materials:

  1. A cover letter addressing your experience and interest in the position,
  2. A resume detailing your work history and relevant experience,
  3. A writing sample demonstrating your proficiency and vision in fundraising.

Your application will not be reviewed unless all application materials are received. Antioch College is committed to the goal of achieving equal opportunity for all and, accordingly, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, expression and characteristics, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, visible or invisible disability, or veteran status. The College complies with federal and state legislation and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. This policy applies to faculty and staff, applicants for faculty and staff positions, students, and applicants for educational programs and activities.

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