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Major Gifts Officer

Company name
Zoo New England

Location
Boston, MA

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Reporting to the Vice President of Development for Strategic Development, this position is responsible for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of gifts in support of annual operations, special projects, and capital projects. This position’s immediate charge will be to grow the overall donor pipeline with a focus on gifts in the $1,000 to $50,000 range. This is an exciting time of growth for the Zoos, and this person will engage prospective donors in creative ways while serving as a positive ambassador for Zoo New England.

Key Responsibilities

Rapidly become familiar with and conversant regarding our Zoos, programs, policies and our value propositions

Manage a portfolio of up to 200 donors, prospects and corporate clients; work both independently as well as collaboratively with other team members

Identify, evaluate, and cultivate individuals capable of contributing gifts of at least $1,000 annually (and/or capital gifts in a similar range)

Identify donors for planned giving cultivation

Partner with corporate sponsors across all funding areas

Prepare meaningful and effective funding proposals, reports and customized collateral for individual donors, prospects and corporate clients

Schedule, manage and attend regular donor meetings

Attend committee meetings as required and represent the Zoos at networking events

Provide executive-level briefing materials in advance of meetings for Vice President of Development and leadership staff

Create strategic events to attract prospective donors and engage them with Zoo New England

Manage all information relating to current major donors and prospects in Raiser’s Edge, in a manner that emphasizes the highest standards of accuracy, timeliness, thoroughness, and confidentiality

Qualifications:

As the incoming Major Gifts Officer, you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

You have 3-5 years of demonstrated success in major-gifts fundraising with a focus on prospect identification, relationship building, and solicitation

You have exposure to planned giving vehicles

You have played a role in the planning and/or execution of fundraising and donor cultivation events

You are proficient with Raiser’s Edge, MS Office Suite; Word, Excel, and Outlook

You have an advanced knowledge of moves management

You are experienced working with volunteers and program staff

You have superior written and oral communication skills as well as excellent research skills

You bring strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and successfully as a member of a team

You bring the ability to manage complex issues creatively and effectively

You bring self-motivation as well as the ability to make independent decisions

You have a philosophical commitment to Zoo New England’s mission and/or knowledge of wildlife, environmental and conservation issues

Benefits:

Not Specified

Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:

3/3/2018

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Zoo New England

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