Major Gift Officer -- Western Region


Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Salary based on the finalist's skills, experience and connectivity to the LGBT community.

Published:

05/07/2018

Address

Los Angeles
California
United States

Description

Lambda Legal seeks a dynamic Major Gifts Officer (MGO) to join its Development Department. Based in Los Angeles, the MGO is primarily responsible for acquiring, cultivating, and soliciting assigned individual donors and prospects with potential to give $1,500 or more annually, with heightened focus on individual giving and upgrading donors to Major Donor levels ($5,000+) across the western U.S.

The MGO will also be responsible for managing relationships, communications and the individual giving plans of leadership donors; and managing volunteer leadership committees in their assigned markets.

Lambda Legal is a national, nonprofit organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Washington DC.

Responsibilities:

·        The MGO will manage Leadership Donor fundraising programs in the Western Region in assigned metro markets, including acquiring, cultivating, and soliciting donors and prospects with potential to give $1,500 or more annually. This includes face-to-face meetings and interaction with donors including direct solicitations and managing cultivation events/touch points including house parties.

·        The MGO also will work to increase planned giving among a portfolio onf major donors and is responsible for increasing Leadership Donor revenue in each assigned market and for the overall portfolio. The MGO works as a team with other staff under the leadership of the Director of Major Gifts to plan and execute a wide variety of development relationships and activities.

·        The MGO will serve as the “point person” for individual donors and prospects, local corporate and law firm event sponsors, and volunteer fundraising committees in their assigned markets areas; and other markets and Leadership Donors nationally, as assigned.

·        The MGO will work with Lambda Legal staff, Board, and National Leadership Council (NLC) members and other volunteers to execute fundraising and cultivation events in assigned markets and additional ones, as determined. The MGO will also manage volunteer leadership committees and Leadership Donor fundraising plans, including identifying and securing event sponsorships (individual and firm/corporate), in assigned markets and others, as determined. 

·        The MGO will support and manage annual solicitation of donors in assigned portfolio by Chief Executive Officer, Board, NLC members, other key volunteers, and other Lambda Legal staff. This includes identifying and securing major donor prospect meetings for senior staff and organizational leadership. The MGO will acknowledge contributions and coordinate annual report recognition for gifts received from donors in assigned portfolio and work with national staff to coordinate input into grant proposals for local foundations and prospective foundation grantors. 

·        Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will be able to work in an autonomous environment and be self-directed and self-motivated.  A qualified individual will have at least three years development experience, including some experience with fundraising events and with individual donors in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual gifts.  Experience working closely with Board and key volunteers and knowledge of LGBT and/or philanthropic communities are required.  Some travel is required for this position.  Outstanding written communication, analytical, interpersonal, personal organizational skills and administrative skills are required. Skills in internet research, Microsoft Office, spreadsheets and donor software (preferably Raiser’s Edge) are necessary.

Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience and market demand. Benefits package includes medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance. Generous vacation.

Application

The position is open until filled; interviews will begin immediately with qualified candidates. Send resume and cover letter, writing sample, and any samples of relevant prior work, by e-mail only. Indicate in the Subject line that you are applying for MGO position in Los Angeles. Send to: 2017-mgo-sro@lambdalegal.org. 

No calls please. Due to the high volume of applications, Lambda Legal cannot return phone calls about the position and, regrettably, cannot notify applicants of the status of applications unless an interview is requested.

Lambda Legal is committed to further building and maintaining a staff that reflects the full range of LGBT, HIV-affected and allied communities, and is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, transgender and gender-nonconforming people, women, people with abilities in multiple languages, immigrants, and people living with disabilities, including HIV, are encouraged to apply.


Benefits

Benefits package includes medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance. Generous vacation.

Level of Language Proficiency

English.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

2017-mgo-sro@lambdalegal.org

http://www.lambdalegal.org

The position is open until filled; interviews will begin immediately with qualified candidates.


Send resume and cover letter, writing sample, and any samples of relevant prior work, by e-mail only. Indicate in the Subject line that you are applying for MGO position in Los Angeles. Send to: 2017-mgo-sro@lambdalegal.org. 


No calls please. Due to the high volume of applications, Lambda Legal cannot return phone calls about the position and, regrettably, cannot notify applicants of the status of applications unless an interview is requested.


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