Major Gifts Officer 

Date Posted: March 27, 2024

Students for Life of America

Status: Paid - Full Time


Location: Remote with an emphasis on the West or East coast.  


About Pro-Life Generation 

The Pro-Life Generation (PLG) is an umbrella organization encompassing the most-cutting edge engagement opportunities for a Vote Pro-Life First Community. PLG includes Students for Life Action (SFLAction), a 501c4, along with its 501c3 sister organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA), that together make up the nation’s largest, pro-life youth organization, managing a grassroots political and policy operation engaging Americans of all ages but with a special emphasis on the largest segment of voters — the Youth Vote.  

Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, PLG serves more than 1,400 groups on middle, high school, college, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. Our team has more conversations with this generation targeted by the abortion lobby than any other pro-life operation in the world, each week reaching more than 4 million across social media platforms and averaging 1.3 million video views.  

In addition to SFLA/SFLAction, PLG leads multiple initiatives to lead and serve  the future of the pro-life movement including the Campaign for Abortion Free Cities, Standing With You, and the Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement . Over more than 17 years, PLG CEO Kristan Hawkins has grown the operation into a nearly $20M organization, now preparing for an abortion-free America.   

At Pro-Life Generation, we encourage our employees to share ideas, be who they are, and pursue their passions.  



Overview of the Position 

We are seeking a Major Gifts Officer, who will serve in a critical role to increase the support for our organization in your region. This position is critical for our general operations, working with current and prospective supporters and encouraging adult support of and participation in the pro-life movement. As a Major Gifts Officer, you will be responsible for prospecting, developing, and cultivating meaningful relationships with prospective and current supporters on your caseload through meetings, events, phone calls, emails, and handwritten thank-you notes.   



Manage a Supporter Caseload 
  • Find new prospects, research information, reach out for meetings (in person, by email, and by phone), and schedule meetings  
  • Cultivate relationships with current SFLA and SFLAction supporters in caseload and grow their support  
  • Carefully track relationships with supporters and prospects in the SFLA and SFLAction development databases and submit progress reports to supervisor on a weekly basis  
  • Identify and carryout strategies to best engage adult supporters  
  • Attend and host events to represent Students for Life of America and Students for Life Action at the local, regional, and national capacity to meet new prospects and grow relationships with existing donors  
  • Contact via email or text caseload donors and prospects when there is a large Pro-Life Generation event in their area (President speaking, mobilization, National Pro-Life Summit)  
  • Handwritten thank-you cards written and phone calls made weekly, along with other donor thank you touches made  
  • Work with Development Team to create special donor gift campaigns for High Dollar ($1000+) and Major Gifts ($5000+) touches (i.e. Christmas Cards and gifts)  
Supportive Tasks 
  • Assist Development Team in coordinating events on the national and local scale  
  • Organize and host a regional gala(s) and/or events  
  • Participate in national fundraising campaigns  
  • Assist in projects and the creation of materials  
  • Attend program related events on campuses throughout the year 
  • Maintain and spearhead designated Development Team project  



  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook 
  • Knowledge of grammar rules and utilize the oxford comma 
  • Budget management as a budget will be provided within which the MGO is responsible for ordering all supplies, covering travel expenses, etc.  
  • Ability to work independently and with little direct supervision in carrying out the core functions listed above   
  • Communicate intelligently with donors   
  • Exemplary organization skills  
  • Ability to multi-task  
  • Grant writing and/or event experience is a plus  
  • Public speaking is a plus 


Who Are We Looking For 

  • A positive attitude, good problem-solving skills, and a passion for serving in the pro-life field are a must.    
  • Must be teachable to learn SFLA technologies and platforms.    
  • Candidates must be self-motivated, a good problem solver, have an entrepreneurial spirit, expert multi-tasker, maintain confidentiality, able to work independently, and be a highly organized person.   
  • Good with people in person and over the phone. Present yourself well at events.  
  • Ready and able to learn and grow in fundraising strategy.  
  • Ability to quickly pivot to changing plans, events, strategy, etc.  
  • Manage SFLA and SFLAction overlapping narratives, projects, and programs. 
  • Goal-oriented as team and individual fundraising goals will be provided 


Position Details 

Position Type 

  • This is a full-time salaried position working at least 40 hours per week. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours can be somewhat flexible by request. 

Supervisory Responsibilities  

  • The Major Gift Officer will report to the Major Gifts Manager and Director of Development and will have no supervisory responsibilities.  

 Physical Demands  

  • Must have the ability to operate technical equipment such as a computer and sit for extended periods of time.   
  • Must be able to withstand long periods of driving.   
  • Other physical demands may include: setting up galas/ local events, tables for conferences/ events and participating in local and national pro-life marches. Must be able to lift 30 pounds. 


  • 80% (minimum of 2 trips a month)  

Work Authorization 

  • Must be able to successfully complete an I-9.  The I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. 


  • Health care benefits  
  • 401K match  
  • FSA/HSA  
  • Paid Time Off  
  • Paid Holidays  


Other Duties 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Experience Needed:  
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