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Director of Major Gifts

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The Opportunity
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Major Gifts is responsible for the creation and execution of a strategic major gifts program to ensure continued growth and expansion for **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.. The Director of Major Gifts will oversee the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major gifts from a robust and diverse donor base. They will be an integral, and new member of the development team and work closely with the Director of Development and other members of the BTGB team and Board to develop and execute the organization’s short- and long-term fundraising strategies for high-level individual giving.
Your contribution
Become an expert in **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.’s programming and be able to speak passionately and compellingly about the impact of the organization; partner with members of the Program team to stay current and fluent on all successes, impact data and programmatic innovations
Create and execute a more formalized and strategic major gifts program
Manage a portfolio of donors and prospects; work both independently as well as collaboratively with other team members
Identify, evaluate, and cultivate individuals capable of contributing to the different tiers of BTGB’s major gifts pyramid from $1,000 through to 6-figures
Ensure that BTGB is continually deepening relationships with donors to ensure a rewarding donor experience and increased giving annually
Support the development and execution of a planned giving program
Prepare meaningful and effective customized collateral and messaging for individual donors and prospects
Schedule, manage and attend donor meetings regularly
Attend Board meetings as required and frequently represent **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. at events
Provide briefing materials in advance of meetings for the Director of Development and Executive Director as needed
Create, plan and execute strategic events to attract prospective donors and engage them with **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.
Lead strategy for engaging the Board, Advisory Board, Trustees for Life (retired board), Educators Circle (one of a few giving circles) and other key stakeholders in order to create lasting relationships with BTGB
Manage all information relating to current major donors and prospects in the development database, eTapestry
Qualifications:
Your Qualifications:
As the incoming Director of Major Gifts, you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:
Passion for the mission of BTGB, closing opportunity gaps, and training the next generation of urban teachers
Significant experience and demonstrated success with strategically identifying, cultivating and soliciting new prospects for major gifts
Experience in supporting and promoting the engagement of nonprofit board members and other senior organization leaders in creating a culture of philanthropy
Ability to understand the needs and interests of the organization, and make meaningful connections between BTGB leadership and prospective donors
Enthusiasm and facility for relationship building and interpersonal interactions
Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to speak compellingly about our mission
Ability to stay organized and demonstrate persistence, in order to consistently follow through on long-term strategy
Familiarity with donor databases; experience with eTapestry preferred but not required
Bachelor’s degree
Benefits:
Not Specified
Salary:
Commensurate with Experience
Posting Expiration Date:
7/30/2018

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