Development Officer for Major Gifts (Development & Membership)
REPORTS TO: Vice President of Development and Membership
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To increase revenue for Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute by developing relationships with major donors and prospects and through solicitation of major gifts.
- Cultivates a prospect list of approximately 100 individuals through a moves management process, soliciting current and planned gifts.
- Visits with major donors and prospects in the Mid-Atlantic region.
- Develops a list of prospects for inclusion in the above list of 100, giving consideration to first time donors, existing members, contacts who are not members and donors who will increase the ethnic diversity of our donor base.
- Promotes major gifts fundraising throughout the organization, collaborating with staff, volunteers and Board members.
- Collaborates to build the case and develops proposals for Bread/Institute that can be used in written material, presentations, and conversations with diverse individuals, groups, private foundations, etc.
- Initiates and collaborates around briefings and regional events for major donors. Represents Bread/Institute on occasion in public forums and speaking engagements.
- Maintains and updates donor records on Raiser’s Edge and researches opportunities and trends.
- Participates with the full range of Bread and Institute development activities, including strategy development, goal setting, staff meetings and other departmental responsibilities as may arise.
Task force and other project groups as assigned.
BA or BS degree
Proven successful major donor fund-raising experience
Ability to relate easily to donors, potential donors, foundation personnel, and CEO-level persons
Ability to organize work flow strategically
Ability to develop appropriate proposals for major donor/private foundation consideration
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Raiser’s Edge
Experience working with diverse donors is preferred
WORK ENVIRONMENT ISSUES:
Travel locally and nationally at least 100 days per year
The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Careers.Dev@bread.org or fax these materials to the attention of Jim Lund at 202-688-1155.
Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. Please visit www.bread.org for a full listing of available positions.
Bread for the World is an Equal Opportunity Employer.