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Major Gifts Officer, Education Programs

  4/1/2021   Promises2Kids
 Job Description        

We are continuing to expand our development team (currently 9 members) with this new position, created to provide dedicated fundraising support for all of our education initiatives, including our flagship Guardian Scholars program. As a frontline fundraising position, the Major Gifts Officer will use a moves management approach to work with individual and corporate donors, tracking and reporting progress to 30-day targets and milestones. This includes maximizing support from current donors as well as identifying and engaging new prospective donors. They will have responsibility for managing and executing every stage of the development process, including research, prospecting/identification, cultivation and solicitation. The Major Gifts Officer will oversee an individual portfolio of 100-150 prospects and donors, ensuring that our funders receive the highest level of service and appreciation.



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required. Minimum 4 years of frontline fundraising experience, with a strong understanding of relationship development strategies and tactics. Major gift fundraising experience required, with experience in asking for and closing major gifts of $10,000 or more. Excellent interpersonal skills, representing Promises2Kids to a variety of people in a positive and professional manner. The ability to listen to, connect with, and inspire a wide range of potential funders. Articulate, poised, and possesses strong verbal and written skills. Demonstrates tact and diplomacy as and when situations might require, with the ability to handle sensitive information confidentially. Brings a collaborative approach and is excited to work as part of a close-knit team. Detail-oriented, but also values the “big picture”, remaining focused on established, long-term goals. Works efficiently under pressure, prioritizing tasks and responsibilities accordingly.


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