Website Immaculata Classical Academy Louisville, Kentucky

Immaculata Classical Academy is seeking a highly motivated individual with fundraising or sales experience to join our team as the Director of Major Gifts, in either a full-time or part-time capacity.

Founded in 2010, Immaculata Classical Academy is an independent Catholic school providing a rigorous liberal arts education to approximately 225 children in the Louisville area from pre-school through high school.

The Director of Major Gifts reports to the principal and will play a crucial role as a member of the school’s development team, primarily focused on cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors across the major gifts pipeline, as well as fostering a culture of philanthropy.

Responsibilities include:

Major & Planned Gifts: responsible for securing major, planned, and capital gifts.
Development Team Member: work collaboratively with the principal, board, and development team to develop and execute a strategic fundraising plan
Planned Giving: oversee the development, planning, design, and implementation of planned giving programs
Donor Portfolio Management: identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospective and current donors for principal and major gifts, as well as maintaining communication keeping them informed of the impact of their contributions and coordinating on-campus visits
Events: assist with fundraising events regarding strategy/messaging, securing sponsors and matching funds.
Brand Awareness: represent Immaculata at events/functions. Work closely with the marketing team ensuring consistent and impactful messaging to our donors


  • Faithful Catholic in full communion with the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and the mission of Immaculata Classical Academy
  • Bachelor’s degree and five or more years of work experience in non-profit fundraising or closely related area
  • Ability to develop and cultivate positive relationships with colleagues, donors, and prospective donors
  • Accustomed to goal setting and achievement
  • Proven ability to cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts at the 5 and 6 figure range
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule at times to accommodate the demands of the position, including weekend and evening hours. Local travel expected.
  • Excellent speaking and writing abilities
  • Experience with CRM donation management systems is a plus

To Apply:

Before applying, interested candidates should visit our website and YouTube channel — — to learn more about our vision and mission. To begin the application process, please email a cover letter and résumé to Justin Fout, school principal, at

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

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