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 Job Title   Posting Date   Organization

Major Gifts Manager

  5/28/2019   San Diego Habitat for Humanity
 Job Description        

The Major Gifts Manager will play a critical role in qualifying, cultivating, and soliciting gifts from individual donors.

• Manage and increase contributions from the current portfolio of individual donors and new relationships. • Create a comprehensive and individualized cultivation plan for each donor that leads to successfully retaining or upgrading as appropriate. • Articulate Habitat’s needs,values, and ambitions through excellent informal and formal communications. • Demonstrate a keen sense of curiosity – seeking to understand each donor’s motivation by asking the right questions – and be able to steer conversation accordingly. • Work independently and be self-motivated in initiating contacts with donors. Secure and prepare for donor meetings; conduct donor research, prepare personalized materials and arrange meeting logistics.



Successful candidates will have a demonstrated passion for interacting with donors and tangible experience soliciting, closing, and stewarding gifts at significant levels.

• Strategic experience in developing new relationships is also necessary to excel in this position. • A minimum of five years of professional nonprofit fundraising experience. • A sound, working knowledge of fundraising principals. • Ability to demonstrate a high level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative. • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills, able to express ideas clearly and effectively along with demonstrated presentation and public speaking skills. • Advanced computer literacy required, MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PP, CRM preferably Raiser’s Edge, and experience using online databases and other sources to conduct prospect research. • Excellent self-motivation, strong planning ability and highly organized with strong attention to detail. • Must work well in a deadline-driven environment. • Bachelor’s Degree in related field is required • Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently; bilingual is a plus. • Must be able to pass background check. • Valid Driver’s License in good standing; ability to be insured under Habitat's liabilty/auto insurance.


 Additional Information        

This position is full-time, salaried offering the opportunity to work with a fun and dedicated team, work-life balance and great benefits that include medical, dental and vision, life, LTD, EAP, FSA, 403b, paid holidays and paid time off.

Candidates interested in applying for this position are encouraged to review the essential job responsibilities and qualifications outlined above.

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San Diego Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer and strives to reflect the diverse community it serves. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

San Diego Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent and affordable home to live in dignity and safety. Habitat works with communities to revitalize neighborhoods and build and repair houses for affordable home ownership throughout San Diego County. For more information, please visit our website


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