Major Gifts Officer

Date Posted: May 10, 2024

Students for Life of America

Status: Paid - Full Time

Description:

Overview of the Position 

Students for Life of America is 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.

We are looking for staff members to be located in the West Coast (CA,AZ) and the East (NY, CT, VA, etc.).

 

Responsibilities  

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.  

 

Qualifications 

  • 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. 

Travel 

  • 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. 

 

Benefits 

  • 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.

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