Individual Gifts Officer, Development

Job Type

Full Time

Published

08/01/2018

Address

35 East 125th Street
New York
New York
10035
United States

Description

We are currently seeking an experienced Individual Gifts Officer to join the organization’s dynamic and fast-paced Development department. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success identifying, soliciting, cultivating and closing individual gifts, as well as a proven track record stewarding existing donors. Annual fund experience desired and a strong commitment to the mission of the Harlem Children’s Zone is paramount.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of prospects and donors with a focus on securing pledges and gifts of $10,000 or more
  • Develop relationships and secure site visits with prospects and donors to update them on HCZ’s activities and prime them for ongoing or new gifts
  • Communicate regularly with prospects and donors to ensure ongoing stewardship
  • Work closely with the Director of Major Gifts to develop short- and long-term cultivation and solicitation strategies for portfolio
  • Work collaboratively with department staff on, and/or oversee, targeted donor appeals and mailings
  • Write compelling proposals and reports to secure new commitments and upgrade existing donors
  • Work closely with HCZ staff in multiple departments
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3-4 years of experience in a fast-paced fundraising environment
  • Proven track record in prospect management and individual gift solicitation
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well with donors and work effectively will all levels of staff
  • Annual Fund experience desired
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and execute multiple projects
  • Time management skills and the ability to work effectively under deadlines
  • Team player committed to the mission of the Harlem Children’s Zone
  • Experience working with donor database software, preferably Raiser’s Edge
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. To apply, CLICK HERE. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.


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