The Senior Giving Officer is responsible for increasing revenue by developing and executing strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all high-end donors, with special focus on building the major gifts program. Maintains ongoing and active networking with internal and external constituencies and advises on the facilitation of advancement-related events and donor groups. The Senior Giving Officer is a collaborative position on the development team that manages the Corporate Relations Coordinator and reports directly to the VP of Development.
· Manage a portfolio of approximately 150 individual and corporate donors and prospects. Generate revenue from sources including individual major gifts, corporate major gifts, and event sponsorships.
· Establish, evaluate and maintain effective relationships with current donors and prospects.
· Develop donor strategies, along with appropriate materials, to renew and upgrade donor gifts.
· Manage the Corporate Relations Coordinator.
· Network with appropriate organizations to build organizational presence in the community.
· Advises on and facilitates the recognition of individual and corporate major donors in print, social media and Web-based publications.
· Set annual participation goals to meet fundraising goals in conjunction with VP of Development and CEO.
· Monitor and analyze progress towards the fundraising goal assigned to this position, adjusting the strategy as needed.
· Conduct a yearly planning assessment of donor giving including gift acquisition, retention, cultivation activities and stewardship.
· Ensure donor data and activity documentation in CRM (currently Raiser’s Edge) is kept up to date.
· Supports and engages volunteers in organizational needs and activities as needed.
· Perform other related duties as required or assigned.
· Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the liberal arts
· A minimum of five years fundraising experience
· Proven fundraising experience with a variety of donors
· Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Attention to detail, accuracy, and appropriate thoroughness
· Ability to manage concurrent projects, set priorities, and follow through on both long- term and short-term projects, and meet deadlines
· Access to own transportation and the ability to travel and provide staff support for evening and weekend events
· Strong computer skills, including MS Office tools, particularly Excel and Word
· Ability to maintain confidentiality
Exhibit good judgment
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Gena at firstname.lastname@example.org.