MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The Major Gifts Officer will identify research, solicit and steward a portfolio of prospective donors capable of donating a major gifts donation or pledge of $75,000 or more to support Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County. The role will also involve collaboration of prospects and gifts to assist with capital campaign initiatives.
Strong and persuasive oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with donors, volunteers, board members, and members of staff at different levels. Must have ability to exercise initiative and work proactively as well as collaboratively under the direction from the Chief Development Officer. Will have the ability to execute multiple tasks and projects at once.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree/CFRE preferred. A minimum five years of experience in major gifts fundraising. Experience in planned giving preferred.
The Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for generating more than $750,000 in gifts and pledges each fiscal year.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
References are to be provided upon request.
Please submit resume to Amy Brand, CDO @ email@example.com
1. Devise, implement and evaluate a Plan of Action to reach fundraising goals for the major gifts revenue line.
1.1 Identify, research and cultivate potential sources of major gift support, including volunteers, individuals, corporations and foundations.
1.2 Execute and monitor major gifts marketing strategies.
1.3 Staff and attend related committees, events, ceremonies
1.4 Initiate donor calls, meet with prospective donors, and conduct progressive cultivation activities to increase and enhance all aspects of donor service and solicitation.
1.5 Direct activities to ensure effective stewardship of major gifts
1.6 Conduct prospect research.
1.7 Prepare written materials, including correspondence, solicitation materials, acknowledgments, stewardship notes, brochures, articles and proposals as needed.
1.8 Advise on the production of fundraising related publications and marketing tools (case for support, letterhead, naming opportunities, brochures, etc.)
1.9 Document activity in NewOrg database and produce reports
2. Performs duties and actions in accordance with HFHPBC
policies, rules and regulations as published.
2.1 Support other Development staff with projects when requested.
2.2 Perform all other duties as assigned.
2.3 Demonstrate awareness of mission, culture and procedures.