Major Gifts Officer - San Francisco Bay Area
Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Francisco Bay Area
Home base within 125 miles
of New York City, San Jose/San Francisco, Houston or
ARE YOU CALLED TO A MISSION
…A Ray of Hope to the Most Vulnerable Jews Around the
…A Resource for Building Bridges of Understanding
between Christians and Jews;
…Committed to Serving Others as well as Each
Fellowship…and you can be part of our remarkable mission and
We help over a million Jews in need each year. As a
Major Gift Officer, your ability to effectively build
relationships with donors and secure major gifts help contribute to
our ability to help even more Jews around the world.
Some key areas of focus for this role
Identifying, cultivating, soliciting and managing a portfolio
of 125-150 existing and prospective major giving donors. Meeting
with current and potential donors to determine capability and
propensity for major gifts that will help move our mission
Achieving individual success that includes creating and closing
proposals with a giving goal of $2-4 million annually as part of
the overall strategy for the department.
Working closely with the gift planning team in identifying
leads among major donors.
Managing all aspects of trips from research and planning to
wrap up. This includes targeting key donors in specific areas.
Entering all donor activity into donor management
Keeping abreast of news and current events from the Middle East
and those affecting Israel. Staying up-to-date on related industry
As the ideal candidate, you'll possess these qualities
Bachelor's degree in Business, Communications, Marketing,
Non-Profit Management or the equivalent experience in major gifts
or planned giving.
Minimum of 5 years' experience in cultivating and fundraising
from major donors with proven fundraising record of
Ability to travel domestically at least 50% of the time.
Deep understanding of both the Christian and Jewish
communities. Strong understanding of issues related to Israel and
the Middle East.
Proven ability to build relationships with a wide range of
donors and to understand the needs and passions of donors. Must be
skilled in identifying, cultivating, stewarding and securing donors
at a leadership level of giving.
Excellent negotiation and closing skills.
compassionate listening skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Results-oriented, detail-oriented, highly organized, and
excellent follow through.
Basic knowledge of estate planning and planned gifts
Professional certification or membership in professional
non-profit organizations strongly desired, such as CFRE, AFP,
Strong organization, time management and attention to detail
Highly organized with the ability to simultaneously manage
multiple projects with strict deadlines.
Ability to effectively work independently with minimal
Intermediate proficiency level in Microsoft Office applications
(Word, Excel, Power Point) and donor databases.
If your interest has been piqued and your heart touched please
submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements so that
your journey in helping others through The Fellowship's
mission can begin.
Thank you for your interest in our open position. We are an
equal opportunity employer.
Category: Marketing & Biz Dev , Keywords: Fundraising Manager