Major Gifts Officer

  • The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Feb 10, 2018
Full time Non-Profit

Job Description

Major Gifts Officer

Nonprofit health organization in Washington, D.C., seeks a fundraising professional with at least three years of experience with major gifts to oversee donor relations and the cultivation of new supporters in the southeast region of the United States.

About the Physicians Committee
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit health organization dedicated to saving and improving lives through good nutrition, advanced medical research, and public policy advocacy. Our vision is to create a healthier world through a new emphasis on disease prevention, plant-based nutrition, and scientific research conducted ethically, without using animals. We invite you to visit our YouTube channel, our website, and Physicians Committee president Dr. Neal Barnard’s blog.

About Development Team
Our development program generates fundraising revenue through a variety of channels, including individual gifts, grants, direct response, planned giving, and special events. The development team is dedicated to finding innovative ways to keep existing supporters informed of campaign progress and to seek new support. The team is knowledgeable and well-versed in the organization’s efforts and prides itself on being creative, accessible, and donor-centric.

About this Career Opportunity
The Physicians Committee is looking for a Major Gifts Officer to join our development team, with a focus on the southeast regions of the United States. This fundraising professional is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals in support of the Physicians Committee’s mission. He or she will be responsible for achieving short-term and long-term fundraising goals, working closely with staff to strengthen strategies, and engaging supporters.
This is a full-time position located at the Physicians Committee’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Friendship Heights on Metro’s Red Line). Extensive travel throughout the southeast region of the United States, from Maryland to Florida, will be required.

Who We’re Looking For
We are looking for a fundraising professional with at least three years of experience with major gifts. Knowledge and experience of Raiser’s Edge is a plus. If you are passionate about the Physicians Committee's mission to advance the field of plant-based nutrition and promote alternatives to the use of animals in research, education and testing, we'd like to hear from you.

How to Apply
In your cover letter, please tell us about your interest in our work to create a healthier world through a new emphasis on disease prevention, plant-based nutrition, and scientific research conducted ethically, without using animals. Please also tell us about your fundraising accomplishments and why you are a good fit for our mission. We look forward to hearing from you! Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.