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 Job Title   Posting Date   Organization

Major Gifts Officer

  1/9/2018   Jewish Family Service of San Diego
 Job Description        

The Major Gift Officer is an integral member of JFS’s dynamic Fund Development Team, which works out of the state-of-the art Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus to raise the funds needed to meet the needs of more than 25,000 clients who receive life-changing services from Jewish Family Service each year. Under moderate supervision, and with wide latitude for independent judgment, the Major Gift Officer is responsible for leading and growing the agency’s major gifts program, and managing relationships with donors capable of making significant gifts to further the mission of Jewish Family Service over the long-term. The major gifts officer will report to the Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) and supervise the planned giving specialist. The ideal candidate will be passionate about the work of JFS, and able to effectively communicate the agency’s case for giving.



The successful candidate will be a senior professional with 5 years direct fundraising responsibility in a major gifts environment; have significant and successful experience performing personal solicitations of gifts in excess of $10,000, and managing a portfolio of at least 125 donors and prospects; be a hands-on implementer of a major gifts management process; be a sophisticated, outgoing individual able to communicate the mission and the case for support with believable passion and sensitivity; be a strong manager who is a self-starter, pays attention to details and follows through; have excellent interpersonal, verbal/presentation, and written communication skills, with the ability to manage several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment; manifest a strong sense of fundraising ethics and respect for confidentiality of donor information; analyze and present data for measuring results; have a comfort with technology; have familiarity with planned giving vehicles


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