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Senior Development Officer - Major Gifts

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Panthera
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New York, NY

Panthera is seeking a fundraiser with experience securing five- and six-figure gifts from individual and foundation donors. Reporting to the Director, Business Development & Grants , this position will be a key member of the organization’s development team and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects and cultivate new relationships. The Business Development Department consists of a vibrant team of committed professionals responsible for growing significant individual gifts to $20 million annually in the next 3 to 5 years. The Major Gifts Development Officer is expected to grow gifts at the $20,000 and greater level, including identifying, cultivating, and soliciting donors in support of Panthera’s mission.

The Major Gifts Development Officer will be a central member of Panthera’s fundraising team. Working collaboratively with a wide array of professional and volunteer leaders, this position will manage a robust portfolio of 100+ current and potential donors. A successful candidate will have a passion for our mission and a track record of developing and executing strategies to solicit and close five- and fix-figure gifts. The Major Gifts Officer will personally manage a high-value portfolio of donors with the capacity to give at the 5-, 6-, and 7- figure levels and work directly with Panthera leadership.

RESPONSIBILITIES

·      Demonstrate passion for and be able to articulate Panthera’s mission and goals to donors

·      Actively manage a portfolio of ~100 current donors giving between $20,000-$100,000 as well as prospects who have the capacity to give within that range.

·      Establish and maintain strong personal relationships through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

·      Solicit gifts directly and prepare other senior colleagues, including leadership, for solicitations.

·      Work in partnership with leadership to identify, solicit, and steward donors and prospects.

·      Work collaboratively with Business Development, CEO, and program colleagues.

·      Create, plan, implement, and staff events and/or special projects in support of fundraising priorities and leadership engagement.

·      Maintain up-to-date awareness of program priorities throughout Panthera

·      Performs other duties as required or assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

·      Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred

·      Minimum of five years demonstrated experience in front-line fundraising, with an emphasis on unrestricted gifts and donor relations.

·      Ability to work independently and effectively with the highest level of donors and senior staff members

·      A solid solicitation track record with effective closing skills and a persuasive ability to encourage philanthropic behavior.

·      Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team.

·      Ability to handle confidential financial and personal information with discretion

·      Advanced computer skills, specifically with Microsoft applications (Excel) and CRM (Salesforce) applications.

·      Superior communication, interpersonal, and writing skills.

·      Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

·      Spanish, Portuguese, and French language skills a plus


EOE/M/F/D/V

Remote working arrangement negotiable throughout COVID-19

Panthera is seeking a fundraiser with experience securing five- and six-figure gifts from individual and foundation donors. Reporting to the Director, Business Development & Grants , this position will be a key member of the…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficiency in either, Spanish, French or Portuguese.

Proficiency in either, Spanish, French or Portuguese.

Location

New York, NY

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing samples to recruitment@panthera.org


Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing samples to recruitment@panthera.org


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