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Major Gifts Officer -- Today's Featured Nonprofit Job

Today's featured nonprofit job will give applicants the chance to play a role in an important aspect of fundraising: Major gifts. Interested? Read on for more details.

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) is looking to hire a Major Gifts Officer to promote the organization's mission of bringing the two major religions together and to build support among major donors. The chosen candidate will engage, cultivate, and solicit current and prospective major donors in the western region of the US (primarily California, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico). The organization will consider applicants from all of these states, as well as those from Chicago, where IFCJ's corporate headquarters are located.

Other duties of the Major Gifts Officer include:

  • Cultivating major donors through appropriate moves management strategy;
  • Coordinating and conducting donor visits as necessary;
  • Managing a caseload of approximately 125 – 150 prospects/ donors;
  • Creating and closing proposals with a giving goal of $1 – 3 million annually;
  • Working closely with the planned giving team in identifying planned giving leads among major donor; and,
  • Updating the donor database and reports regularly as required and requested.
IFCJ requests that all applicants meet the following requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to travel domestically at least 50% of the time.
  • CFRE certification preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in fundraising and cultivating major donors.
  • Sales and customer relation management experience.
  • Proven ability to build relationships with a wide range of donors and to understand the needs and passions of donors.
  • Proven fundraising track record in major gifts and planned giving with ability to apply appropriate moves management strategies. 
  • Deep understanding of both the Christian and Jewish communities.
  • Strong understanding of issues related to Israel and the Middle East.
Head to our career center for more details on what it takes to be a Major Gifts Officer, and information on how to apply.
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