Job Type

Part Time


Details: $25/hr, 24 hours week




1301 Cecil B Moore Ave
Ritter Annex (004-016)
United States



The Gift Officer will support development functions to meet yearly financial goals with a key focus on cultivating leadership donor prospects to support Steppingstone Scholars. In addition, this position supports the Director of Development through a variety of administrative and event duties. This is a part-time position that can be worked from home with weekly in-person meetings.


  • Identify, cultivate and solicit leadership gifts to support Steppingstone Scholars.  
  • Conduct donor research and produce donor profiles along with developing unique and personal solicitation strategies, both written and direct, throughout the year.
  • Engage program staff, senior leadership, and the President in strategic cultivation and solicitation efforts.
  • Coordinate donor cultivation events and dinners.
  • Assist with planning and execution of the development team’s annual fundraising strategy and strategic plan.
  • Work with Grant and Admin Coordinator to draft correspondence and gift acknowledgements; other writing and administrative tasks as required.
  • Assist in managing stewardship program for donors.
  • Miscellaneous projects as needed at the discretion of the organization's leadership team.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong written and oral skills
  • Passionate about educational access for underserved communities
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, time management and ability to handle multiple projects
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks with minimal direction
  • Fundraising and development experience preferred
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office and donor management database experience

Job Type:

  • Part-Time (24hrs/week) may be required to work additional hours
  • Compensation: $25/hr
  • Travel regionally as appropriate to grow and maintain portfolio.


Please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to Monique Curry-Mims, Director of Development at


Since 1999, Steppingstone Scholars, Inc. operates under the belief that the quality of a student’s education and their chances at bettering their life should not be defined by their socioeconomic status, race, or zip code. Steppingstone works with families, students, partner schools, and organizations to create opportunities for talented underserved students that lead to college degree attainment, social mobility, and leadership in society.

Our vision is that every child who is academically motivated will be prepared for college.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree