Nonprofit

Major Gifts Officer

Remote
Work must be performed anywhere in United States
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Published 24 days ago

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
Full Time Schedule
Start Date
May 15, 2024
Application Deadline
May 1, 2024
Experience Level
Mid-level/Managerial
Salary
At least USD $80,000 / year
No salary cap, open to negotiating with well-qualified applicants.

Description

Position Title: Major Gifts Officer

Reports to: President & CEO

Location: We prefer to hire in Chicago or Colorado for fully remote work. Other working locations are possible for exceptionally well-qualified candidates. You must have the ability to travel to U.S. meetings. Optional travel to Africa.

Employment Type: Full-Time


About Bulamu:

Bulamu Healthcare is a U.S. and Uganda-registered non-profit organization. Founded in 2016, it holds 501(c)3 status in California (EIN: 47-4196766). Our mission is: To treat the sick and strengthen health systems serving Africans most in need. Since 2016, our Ugandan medical staff have treated 320,000+ patients including 11,000+ surgery patients.  Our work makes us a strong partner of Uganda's county governments and Ministry of Health (MOH). Those partnerships drive improvements in care in 353 partner health facilities (and counting!) We have 12 active district partnerships -covering 17% of the country, by population.


In 2023 alone, Bulamu has measurably reduced newborn mortality at scale. How did we do it? Our comprehensive approach trains maternity workers at 50 health centers (and counting) in WHO Essential Newborn Care. In 7 years, Bulamu's annual budget has grown from $100,000 to more than $1.7 million per year. For more details, watch this 2-minute impact video on Bulamu’s work and the patients we serve.  More information is in our Annual Reports & Audits. Our website is bulamuhealthcare.org


Position Overview:

You will report directly to Bulamu's President and CEO. You will help lead and grow Bulamu's development efforts. Your work will drive our continued growth in funding and impact.


Who are You?

  • You have passion for seeing improved healthcare for African patients
  • You are a proven major gifts fundraiser.
  • You are a network builder
  • You have a long-term view: Multi-year pledges fund more than 50% of our annual budget. Your work will make an immediate impact and build up our organization for success in the future.


Responsibilities:

  • Build a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors. This includes  individuals, private foundations and organizations. You will have latitude in how you do this work. You will likely make personal visits, write solicitations, host introductory events, edit proposals and reports, and initiate meetings with prospects.
  • Focus on discovering and developing new relationships and funding partnerships.
  • Put in place a strategic gift solicitation plan for generating major gifts and pledges from high-level prospects. Your focus is on prospects with short-term gift potential $2,500 and up and long-term gift potential of $25,000 and up
  • Act as principal donor strategist for each prospect in your portfolio. You will develop a written strategy for your donors and record all interactions in the CRM database.
  • Manage a cost-effective budget and expenses related to fundraising
  • Understand Bulamu’s mission, vision and values and our programmatic activities and goals
  • Keep your portfolio donors well informed and appreciated throughout the year.
  • Support Bulamu Board of Directors to expand the network of people who contribute to Bulamu’s work
  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with other Bulamu team-members.

Qualifications:

  • 4-8 years of experience, including proven results in major gift fundraising
  • Effective writing skills, including the ability to draft compelling donor proposals
  • Experience working with senior leaders to achieve fundraising goals
  • Knowledge of development best practices and ability to apply them in innovative ways
  • Strong organizational skills. You can work well with teams and follow through with a variety of constituencies
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills. Ability and desire to work with culturally diverse staff across continents
  • Ability to travel occasionally for meetings and fundraising activities

Position Title: Major Gifts Officer

Reports to: President & CEO

Location: We prefer to hire in Chicago or Colorado for fully remote work. Other working locations are possible for exceptionally well-qualified candidates. You must have…

Benefits

  • Medical/Dental Cover
  • Retirement contributions with employer match
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, Holidays
  • Medical/Dental Cover
  • Retirement contributions with employer match
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, Holidays

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent English

Fluent English

Location

Remote
Work must be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Chicago, IL, USA

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover email and your resume to hr@bulamuhealthcare.org. The subject line should be "I want to be your next Major Gifts Officer - Your Name”.  Your cover note should directly address your fit for the role. We are most interested in your past successes, your career arc, and your connection with our work.

Please apply by May 1, 2024 to guarantee review of your materials.  We are reading applications on a rolling basis and will make a hire as soon as we find the right fit candidate. Only finalists will be contacted.

To apply, please send a cover email and your resume to hr@bulamuhealthcare.org. The subject line should be "I want to be your next Major Gifts Officer - Your Name”.  Your cover note should…

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