Experienced Major Gifts Officer

  • In Defense Of Animals
  • San Rafael, CA, USA
  • May 15, 2018
Full time Non-Profit

Job Description


In Defense of Animals an established animal rights organization with over 250,000 supporters, is seeking an experienced Major Gifts Officer to research, cultivate, solicit and steward five- and six-figure gifts from a portfolio of 75-100. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree and at least 6 years of demonstrable and successful experience performing personal solicitations of gifts in excess of $5,000. Additional qualifications include:

  • ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle, i.e., make cold calls; initiate contacts with potential donors; and develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them
  • knowledge and understanding of the animal rights movement and the ability to speak to issues of concern to donors in a respectful and empathic manner
  •  excellent communication skills including public speaking, presentations and writing
  •  excellent computer skills -- experience with Oaktree is a plus.

Please submit a cover letter and resume.