Experienced Major Gifts Officer

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

Job Description

MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER

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.