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Major Gifts Officer

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The Valerie Fund
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Maplewood, NJ
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Published 16 days ago

Reporting directly to and working in collaboration with the Director of Development, the Major Gifts Officer is a highly experienced fundraiser who will work on major gifts, annual campaign, major grants, and stewardship. (We cannot consider candidates without a minimum of five years major gift experience.)

The Valerie Fund seeks a well-organized individual with a minimum of five years major gifts experience with a demonstrated track record of fundraising and identifying and cultivating major donors of $10,000 and up.

The candidate should be able to establish credibility and rapport with existing and prospective donors. Our goal is to grow philanthropic giving from individuals by $5 million over the next five years, expanding upon The Valerie Fund's current revenue budget of $7 million.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop a robust portfolio of new and current major donors by building meaningful relationships, and stewarding them.
  • Bring creative ideas around fundraising and possess the ability to execute.
  • Be an integral member of a small team that includes a development assistant and Assistant Director of Development.
  • Build strong relationships with colleagues responsible for special events and marketing. In collaboration with the Director of Development and Executive Director, develop a metrics-driven strategy for the portfolio to maximize results.
  • Assist in the development and coordination of donor cultivation events where The Valerie Fund story can be shared with new prospects.
  • Establish and maintain a donor solicitation and cultivation cycle.
  • Although we are currently working in a hybrid environment, candidate must be available to come into the office when required, and meet with donors in person.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required. A track record of cultivating prospects, obtaining major gifts, and raising significant philanthropic support is essential. Understanding of the regional healthcare/non-profit environment is advantageous. 

The successful candidate will have outstanding written and communication skills, be a persuasive storyteller and love fundraising. Must be team oriented with a strong work ethic, mission driven, and inspire donors to give. Emotional intelligence is required, as well as a desire to represent The Valerie Fund to a wide range of constituents. Success making individual solicitations and closing gifts in the $10,000-$100,000+ range is required. 

PERSONAL QUALITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Highly motivated collaborative leader with strong verbal communication and writing skills.
  • Possesses the highest level of integrity, ethical standards and confidentiality, upholding The Valerie Fund mission values and culture.
  • Highly organized and able to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Proactive, results oriented, conscientious, and responsive. 
  • Must have COVID19 vaccines.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

The Major Gifts Officer reports directly to Lori Abrams, Director of Development and indirectly to Barry Kirschner, Executive Director of the Valerie Fund.

BENEFITS:

This position offers a competitive salary ($100K+) and generous benefits package.

Reporting directly to and working in collaboration with the Director of Development, the Major Gifts Officer is a highly experienced fundraiser who will work on major gifts, annual campaign, major grants, and stewardship. (We cannot…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
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    4-Year Degree Required
  • Experience Level
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    Mid-level/Managerial
Salary
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USD $100,000 - USD $110,000
/ year
Precise salary based on experience and qualifications

Benefits

This position offers a competitive salary ($100K+) and generous benefits package.

We are currently working in a hybrid environment. This job is not fully remote.

This position offers a competitive salary ($100K+) and generous benefits package.

We are currently working in a hybrid environment. This job is not fully remote.

Level of Language Proficiency

Highest level of written and spoken English proficiency.

Highest level of written and spoken English proficiency.

Location

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Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Maplewood, NJ
Associated Location
2101 Millburn Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040, United States

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