APH Career Opportunity: Major Gifts Officer
Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Development, the Major Gifts Officer will secure revenue to meet critical fundraising targets from existing donors and prospects and build new relationships that will lead to major gift commitments. The person in this position will also help to develop a robust fundraising environment that generates annual operating revenue and endowment funds including, but not limited to Major Gifts; Planned Giving; Grants, Sponsorships; and Business Partnerships
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for annual fundraising goal of approximately $500,000 accomplished through developing and maintaining a portfolio of 120-150 major gift donors
- Builds and manages a portfolio of individual major donors, corporate, and foundation donors capable of giving gifts in the five and six figure range
- Ensures donor portfolio receives timely and accurate proposals, narrative and financial reports, invitations to APH events, and other cultivation and stewardship communications from APH
- Organizes and participates in major donor cultivation events
- Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including our donor database and wealth screening tools
- Make direct, face-to-face solicitations, and assist the board and other staff and volunteers with their solicitation (e.g. provide portfolio development support, strategic counsel, and help with donor communications)
- Make decisions on cultivation time vs. expected gift response, determine who needs to be involved in the relationship (be it an executive, volunteer or staff member) with the donor, and decide the most effective and productive use of time
- Track and report progress using specific metrics
Education, Training, and Experience Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree required
- A proven track record of frontline fundraising experience with major gift, corporate, and foundation donors
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on a team and to build and maintain positive relationships with all levels of the organization
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Exceptional listening skills
- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
- Excellent computer skills, including competency with standard business applications and database systems; knowledge of Donor Perfect a plus
- Willingness and ability to travel (up to 30%)
- Strong commitment to the mission and goals of APH
- Established track record of identifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing, and maintaining major gifts
- Self-Starter. High energy personality with ability to identify and develop new donors
- Able to build strong professional relationships with donors and their advisors
Salary is in the $50k – $55k range.
Salary Negotiable based on education and experience.
Please apply online. If you have any issues with the online application, please contact us 502-899-2240.
The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is a DRUG FREE WORKPLACE. An offer of employment is conditioned upon successfully passing a drug screening test and background check.
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