Major Gifts Officer #114-13
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Business Group:||Southern California Public Radio|
The Major Gifts Officer is an integral part of a growing fund raising team. The Major Gifts Officer will meet with donors to cultivate and solicit gifts of $10,000+ for the annual fund, $100,000+ gifts toward the content and capacity initiative, and planned gifts. The position is expected to work closely with donors and prospects as well as the Development Director. More than 50% time will be spent visiting with and cultivating prospects in-person. This position may also be assigned the responsibility of overseeing key department fundraising projects to ensure that fundraising goals are achieved.
Identify and strategically cultivate and solicit donors and prospects with focus on expanding donor relationships.
Manage dedicated portfolio of donors and prospects within moves management.
Develop written proposals, renewal letters, and other donor communications.
Support the expansion of Planned Giving and the Legacy Society.
Document donor contacts in donor management software following established protocols.
Provide regular reports on prospect management and fund raising results.
Upon request, participate in major donor events locally and throughout California.
Participate in case development for initiative funding.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelors Degree required.
3-5 years experience in prospect management, donor cultivation and solicitation is required.
Knowledge of planned giving protocols and experience implementing best practices.
Proven track record in principal, restricted and planned gifts
Previous experience working directly with board members, volunteers and donors, as well as a strong understanding of major donor cultivation and protocol.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Motivated, creative, and organized self-starter and team player.
Enthusiastic and determined fundraiser.
Persuasive and strategic communicator with excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
Able to handle multiple projects and demonstrated time management skills.
Professional appearance and demeanor is required.
Ability to participate in donor events, including occasional evenings and weekend, and travel to donor meetings throughout southern California.
Strong computer skills required.
Strong interest in public radio and its case for support.
Proven track record of successfully meeting revenue targets through both prospecting new and upgrading existing accounts.
Ability to develop strategic long-term donor relationships while achieving bottom-line results.
Strong collaborative skills and ability to contribute to a team environment.
Willingness to embrace the organizations priorities and style.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Donor database experience a plus
Experience in soliciting and securing 7-figure gifts
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