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Major Gifts Officer

Organization: Neighborcare Health
Date Posted: 12/11/2018
City: Seattle
Location: Washington
Country: United States
Primary Category: Administrative - Other
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

Description & Details

Looking for seasoned major gifts professional to expand the major gifts program of the development team at Neighborcare Health, Seattle’s largest provider of community based medical and dental care to low-income families and individuals. 

The development team has grown steadily over the last ten years, increasing its resource to keep pace with new fundraising capacity. We have a young major gifts program that we are looking to grow and develop.

The major gifts officer will join a team of experienced grants and annual fund specialists operating out of the historic Pacific Tower, in a collaborative environment focused on long-term, measurable results and sustained growth, without sacrificing humor or the ability to celebrate our successes.  

Position Summary

The Major Gifts Officer generates major gifts ($1,000+) by developing and managing a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors for annual fund and capital campaigns; manages and builds relationships with major donors and partners; prepares solicitation and other materials to continuously inform and recognize major donors; recruits, trains and supports fundraising volunteers; staffs volunteer committees focused on major gifts as needed; seeks new opportunities to reach and engage donors; helps build a culture of philanthropy at Neighborcare Health. The Major Gifts Officer works independently and in partnership with the development team, and other partners at Neighborcare Health, to achieve our mission, guiding principles and goals.

Core Responsibilities

  • Manage major gifts portfolio, including individual plans and strategies, and tracks results
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit major gift prospects
  • Proactively reach out to qualify prospects, making 10-15 substantial contacts per week and an average of 4-10 visits per month.
  • Solicit individual prospective donors when appropriate and qualify major gift prospects to proactively cultivate for additional future gifts
  • Writes briefing reports and proposals, stewardship reports, and assists with other donor communications as requested
  • Plan and implement strategies to increase major donors and deepen relationships with existing
  • Partner with Director of Philanthropy to recruit and engage philanthropy board members
  • Partner with philanthropy staff to ensure all donor relationships are cultivated
  • Partner with philanthropy staff to recruit and support table captains for fundraising events
  • Partner with grants staff on corporate and foundation opportunities
  • Partner with Director of Philanthropy and Chief Development Officer in capital campaigns and other special initiatives
  • Lead planned giving program
  • Prepare solicitation and funding proposals as needed
  • Staff and support major donor focused committees
  • Uphold Neighborcare Health service commitments: (a warm welcome; respect; caring; working together and trusting relationship) with internal and external partners.
  • Perform other duties as may be required

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Proven experience soliciting major gifts of $1,000 and above, and initiating major gift fundraising strategies; must also have knowledge of and experience with development/fundraising concepts and techniques, as well as gift planning and procedures
  • Brings competencies in management tools for tracking and measuring success
  • Enjoys building and maintain relationships with donors, volunteers and partners
  • Ability to analyze research data to align donors with appropriate projects
  • Ability to build a major gifts program and successfully engage moves management
  • Creatively seeks out new opportunities to engage donors and fill donor pipeline
  • Can lead self and others through a process
  • Can represent the health-focused work of Neighborcare Health
  • Is self-starting and independent but works collaboratively
  • Has significant skill in interpersonal and written communication
  • Has flexibility to occasionally work evenings, early mornings or weekends as needed
  • Has the ability and means to drive to multiple locations to meet with donors
  • Respects and maintains privileged confidential information
  • Values continuous learning and seeks ongoing training and development
  • Proficient in Raiser’s Edge
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and other software applications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3-5 years' experience in fundraising experience, including some major donor cultivation
  • 2 years major gifts experience preferred
  • Experience working with boards in the area of fund development preferred

How to Apply / Contact

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