Vacancy Major Gifts Officer

Ad type: jobs
Company: Children's Aid
City: New York, NY
Workplace street: New York, NY
Category: Business Development
Work schedule: Full Time
Posted: 8 Dec 2019
Requirements for the applicant
Education: 4-Year Degree Required
Job description

Position Summary: The Major Gifts Officer supports the Director of Development in creating and implementing a successful major gifts strategy. The Major Gifts Officer is charged with managing relationships and securing support from donors who are capable of making major gifts (4, 5, and 6 figures). The Major Gifts Officer will ensure that the major gifts strategy is well integrated into existing annual fund plans.

Children’s Aid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Qualified candidates from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.


  • Manages portfolio of $5,000+ donors, with additional donors capable of laddering at lower giving levels, through moves management to meet annual fundraising goals
  • Develops relationships with prospects/donors through individualized plans:
  • ­   Initiates contact with major gift donors
  • ­   Strategizes on level of gift and best approaches for making an ask
  • ­   Develops appropriate cultivation strategies for major gift donors
  • ­   Identifies key staff members to be involved in cultivation and subsequent solicitation
  • ­   Completes solicitations and all necessary follow-up and stewardship appropriately and in a timely manner
  • ­   Coordinates an effective program for recognition, involvement, and stewardship of major donors
  • Solicits support through in-person and written communications
  • Prepares all correspondence, reports, and records
  • Assists in creation of the annual development plan, including annual revenue projections and realization assessments
  • Researches new and existing donors
  • Works collaboratively with Director of Development, Chief Development Officer, and Chief Executive Officer on prospect research; identifying new giving opportunities; and developing proposals, briefing and gift reports, budgets, and related correspondence
  • Coordinates and hosts site visits across target areas of New York City and Westchester
  • Maintains fundraising database records and tracks all donor activity in Raiser’s Edge
  • Works in partnership with entire Development team to accomplish department goals
  • Develops and maintains relationships with various program staff
  • Performs other prospect and donor-related activities as the annual program evolves, as related to role

  • Qualifications:

    Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum three to five years’ experience in related positions preferred
  • Non-profit and development experience preferred
  • Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to motivate and to take initiative as a self-starter
  • Must have excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Must have excellent writing, interpersonal communication, and relationship building skills
  • Display transparency about research, calls, meetings, activities, and all work with manager and team
  • Dependability and good organizational skills
  • Motivation, the ability to take initiative and use creative problem solving skills
  • Excellent planning skills and attention to detail
  • Flexible, curious, and skilled problem-solver
  • Strong belief in the mission of Children’s Aid
  • Preferred Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience with fundraising database management, preferably Raiser’s Edge, and major gifts tools
  • Experience with donor cultivation preferred



    ·        Medical, Vision, Dental

    ·        403b + employer match

    ·        Up to 20 vacation days

    ·        Sick days

    ·        Personal days

    How to Apply

    Children’s Aid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Qualified candidates from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

    Please apply online through Children’s Aid website – Job ID: 003626

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