Major Gifts/Planned Giving Director

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $70,000
Maximum: $75,000




1001 Connecticut Ave. NW
Suite 314
United States


Are you a mission-driven professional who is passionate about serving the nonprofit sector? Do you enjoy engaging with your community and donors? Are you empowered by achieving goals with your team and growing professionally?

We are currently in search of a Major Gifts/Planned Giving Director for a Nonprofit Organization. The position is based in Washington, DC. This is a permanent position.


LOCATION: Washington, DC

POSITION TITLE: Major Gifts/Planned Giving Director

DURATION: Permanent

SALARY: $70,000 - $75,000/Annual

Is This Your Dream Job? As the Major Gifts/Planned Giving Director reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will be responsible for meeting major gifts revenue goals, as well as soliciting, stewarding, and cultivating individual gifts.

Benefits Include:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Vacation, PTO and Sick time
  • Several other additional benefits included

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5-7 years of demonstrable development experience in soliciting and securing funds through cold calling and other methods
  • Experience building and managing a portfolio of individual major donors, CGAs, bequests, as well as implementing programs and projects in developing the Major Gifts/Planned Giving program
  • Genuine, authentic, enjoys a selling environment, able to take charge of a situation
  • Able to work autonomously as well as collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to grow, accept constructive feedback, travel (up to 20%)

How You Will Spend Your Day:

  • Cultivate, steward, and solicit major gifts from prospective donors
  • Collaborate with Development team to create strategies that increase revenue
  • Adhere to annual fundraising goals (approximately $700k) through meetings and soliciting prospects
  • Plan special events for donors; recruit and support fundraising volunteers, as well as assist with marketing and communications surrounding events
  • Use software (Salesforce) and department metrics to track and steward donors

We’d love to hear from you.

If this sounds like the job for you, we would love to help make that happen. Please submit a resume to with “Major Gifts/Planned Giving Director” in the subject line.

Know a friend who would be a great fit?  Feel free to send us their resume as well.

Is this position not a great fit?

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Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regretfully can only respond to those candidates who best meet the requirements of a specific position or whose backgrounds are generally applicable to our client base. Please rest assured that we retain all candidate information for possible future matches, even if you do not hear from us in regard to your application in response to this ad.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree