The Center for Victims of Torture is hiring a Donor Engagement Officer to prospect, identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts. The Donor Engagement Officer’s primary responsibility is to oversee a portfolio of major donors, in order to increase the number of relationships with and revenue from donors capable of giving $1,000 and above annually.
This position is open to candidates who would work remotely from across the U.S.
The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We offer rehabilitation services to those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. We are headquartered in Minnesota, and we have US offices in Georgia and DC, as well as offices in Africa and the Middle East.
· Relationship Management: Secure funds for CVT by managing a group of qualified donors, assuring that as many as possible are retained as continuing donors to the organization, and are upgraded in their giving and involvement. Establish and deepen relationships through in-person meetings and other quality contacts. Create individual plans and goals for each donor in the portfolio based on the donor’s history of giving and our knowledge of potential.
· Donor Qualification and Prospect Research: Research donors through the qualification and cultivation processes to uncover donors’ affinity for CVT or human rights causes and capacity to give. Utilize research to create individual plans and goals for donors in the Officer’s portfolio. Routinely connect with midlevel and major donors who are not in a portfolio to identify their affinity to CVT and capacity to give at a major donor level. Complete outreach efforts to evaluate the level with which the donor wants to be engaged with CVT and CVT staff, thereby qualifying donors into a gift officer’s portfolio. In collaboration with the Individual Giving Team, advance strategies to diversify our community support and identify new prospects and produce meaningful information.
· Major Donor Project Support: Develop and implement strategies to advance relationships with new, existing, and lapsed major donors. Work with the Head of Donor Engagement to create accessible and engaging cultivation communications, solicitation offers, and stewardship strategies, including mailings, digital outreach, and in person engagements.
· Donor Data: Work with the Development Associate and the Head of Donor Engagement to accurately track and report on interactions with major donors and prospects. Use the donor database to query for new major donor prospects.
· Special Campaigns, Events and Other: Participate in cultivation events, such as monthly Rebuilding Lives Experiences and quarterly donor events, particularly when major donors or prospects are present. Support the Events Specialist with engaging donors in the Restoring Hope Breakfast. Facilitate major donor engagement in special events. Participate in campaign committees and committee work, when relevant.
Required education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations
· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in fundraising and communications
· 4 years’ experience working in fundraising
· 2 years’ experience working with major donors
· Experience in successful event management and annual giving campaigns
· Demonstrated success in securing support from individual donors
Preferred education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations
· 5 years’ experience working with major donors
· Experience with the Benevon/Raising More Money model (or similar approach)
Competencies (knowledge, skills and abilities)
· Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
· Ability to work autonomously and on multiple projects simultaneously
· Ability to coordinate and direct the work of organizational leaders
· Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or equivalent fundraising software
· Ability to develop and maintain professional, collaborative relationships
· Commitment to engaging in human rights work, and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within the organization
· Excellent skills in organization, attention to detail and time management (including the ability to meet deadlines)
· Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word and Excel)
Work Environment (subject to change):
· CVT has a COVID-19 vaccination mandate in place for US-based employees
· Typical office environment
· Time spent on the computer is approximately 70%
· Time spent in virtual meetings is approximately 60%
To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations by July 29, 2022 to http://cvt.simplicant.com/
CVT is committed to hiring and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that leverages the skills and talents of all employees in our organization, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, familial status, genetic information, or any other protected status. We encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds such as these to apply for this position.
The Center for Victims of Torture is hiring a Donor Engagement Officer to prospect, identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts. The Donor Engagement Officer’s primary responsibility is to oversee a portfolio of major donors, in…