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Major Gifts Officer @ Advocacy Org. for Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

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The Arc of the United States | Washington, DC
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The Arc of the United States


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Published 7 days ago

March 2, 2020
February 28, 2020
Salary commensurate with experience.

Title: Major Gifts Officer

Mentor: Senior Director Development

 

Position Summary:

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for facilitating gifts of $10,000+ to further The Arc’s important mission of promoting and protecting the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


The Major Gifts Officer is a member of The Arc’s Development team and is responsible for acquiring, maintaining, and increasing funding from major donors through effective identification, cultivation, and solicitation. The focus of this position is to develop long-term relationships with major donors built on a firm understanding of donor interests and values and to engage donors more deeply in the work of The Arc. The Major Gifts Officer will be a key member of the Individual Philanthropy team working closely with other members of this and the corporate/foundation team, program staff from The Arc’s national office, state and chapter leaders, The Arc leadership, the Board of Directors, and volunteer leaders as well as major donors.

 

This is a newly created position at The Arc, and the Major Gifts Officer will be expected to lead The Arc in growing its individual philanthropic opportunities. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Leads the effort to acquire, qualify, cultivate and steward new and existing major gift (including planned gift) opportunities for The Arc.
  • Develops, manages and executes a strategic plan designed to raise funds from major gift donors, including implementing individualized solicitation plans.
  • Manage a portfolio of qualified prospects, acting as primary relationship manager for individual major gift donors.
  • Tracks all moves management and interactions with donors in the Raiser’s Edge database and maintains the integrity of those records, including key documents and reporting deadlines.
  • Researches individuals and family foundations to identify potential new funders for The Arc.
  • Communicates with major gift donors in person, by phone, emails, written materials, and social media, and travels to meet with donors nationally as required.
  • Crafts plans for stewardship of major gift donors and closely monitors the acknowledgement and recognition process to ensure that donors are properly and appropriately acknowledged.
  • Works with the Senior Director to complete internal reports on the team’s progress, accomplishments, and budget.
  • Works with Chapter and State offices to identify pools of individual donors for fundraising efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned within the scope of responsibility and requirements of the job.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree is required. Having Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credentials is helpful, but not required.
  • Has four to six years of high-level experience in development and has demonstrated success in major gift fundraising. 
  • Must have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with donors and prospective donors. 
  • Must have excellent organizational skills with particular attention to systems, processes, and details, and possess the capacity to multi-task. 
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment as well as autonomously to meet fundraising goals. 
  • Must have excellent written communication skills.
  • Must be based in Washington, DC and have the ability and willingness to travel nationally when required. 
  • Must be knowledgeable in planned giving and fundraising best practices. 
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to and a passion for the work of The Arc.

 

How to Apply:

Applications are accepted online only, only those selected for interview will be contacted. To apply to this position visit https://thearc.recruiterbox.com/

 

The Arc is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

 

When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for a job, they may request it orally or in writing by visiting the contact us page on the website.

 

About The Arc:

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and serving them and their families. We work tirelessly to uphold our vision that every individual and family living with I/DD in the United States has access to the information, advocacy, and skills they need to support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

 

With hundreds of state and local chapters across the country, The Arc’s chapter network is on the frontlines from first breath to last to ensure that people with I/DD have the support and services they need to be fully engaged in their communities

 

Our chapters provide a wide variety of services, supports, and advocacy for people with I/DD and their families. This varies by chapter and includes but is not limited to: individual and public policy advocacy; residential, educational, and vocational services; person-centered and financial planning; recreational activities; and other supports that meet the unique needs of the community.

Title: Major Gifts Officer

Mentor: Senior Director Development

 

Position Summary:

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for facilitating gifts of $10,000+ to further The Arc’s important mission of promoting and protecting the human rights…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

How to Apply

Applications are accepted online only, only those selected for interview will be contacted. To apply to this position visit https://thearc.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk035wx?cjb_hash=O_woUe47&apply_now=true

 

The Arc is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.


When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for a job, they may request it orally or in writing by visiting the contact us page on the website. 

Applications are accepted online only, only those selected for interview will be contacted. To apply to this position visit https://thearc.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk035wx?cjb_hash…

Location

1825 K Street NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20006

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