Job Title: Major Gifts Officer
Reports To: Director of Development and External Affairs
Category: Full time
Job location: Remote (Preferred North Carolina or Washington, DC)
Repairers of the Breach is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps build, shape, and amplify moral fusion movements for social change across the country. Our approach to public policy is rooted in the deepest interfaith religious traditions that call for love, truth, and justice in society and serve as an essential moral framework for the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which establish fundamental protections for all people. Repairers of the Breach was founded in 2015 by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II to organize, train, and work with a diverse group of impacted people, activists, artists, and faith leaders across the country to repair the moral infrastructure of their communities and the nation. Repairers of the Breach is a co-anchor of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. We organize with and in poor and low-wealth communities, building a moral fusion movement that challenges the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism, the war economy, and the distorted narrative of religious nationalism. In over 30 states, activists, impacted community members, faith leaders, and organizers are shifting the moral narrative and building grassroots power around a moral policy agenda that address the needs of over 140 million poor and low-wealth people in America.
We seek a Major Gifts Officer to join our growing Development and External Relations team. Working under the supervision of the Director of Development and External Affairs, the Major Gifts Officer will cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors. The Major Gifts Officer will develop individual strategies for cultivation and solicitation and work with the Director to further develop and implement a major gift program to increase and diversify philanthropic support for the organization. The Major Gifts Officer will also be responsible for stewarding existing supporters and inspiring and compelling a portfolio of individual donors to fulfill their passions and interests through giving to Repairers of the Breach. They will also consult with the Digital Fundraising Manager to identify potential major donors through the organization’s online giving platform.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Identify and cultivate major gift prospects, investing the necessary time and energy to build a relationship designed to understand the donor/prospect goals with the expressed purpose of alignment with the organization’s mission and objectives.
- Develop strategic plans for existing and prospective major donors for cultivation and stewardship based on their philanthropic interests, past giving, and capacity.
- Assess current fundraising opportunities while working to develop an updated, comprehensive giving strategy focused on major gifts.
- Maintain and manage donor portfolio, including all donor interaction, contact reports, giving history, etc., using Every Action.
- Establish and meet annual revenue, prospecting, and meetings goals.
- Report regularly to the Director of Development on progress towards goals.
- Collaborate with the Director of Development on identifying opportunities for major donor cultivation and in-person or virtual fundraising events.
- Other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Development.
Qualifications, Skills, and Requirements
- 3-5 years of experience in fundraising or related work in the non-profit sector, its impact and tax laws associated.
- Excellent oral and written communication and professional demeanor.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain and grow relationships with people from all backgrounds.
- Ability to determine how best to develop and maintain effective relationships with donors and determine when and how a prospective donor can be successfully solicited for a gift/gifts.
- High computer and technology proficiency is required. Experience with Every Action or a similar online donor database platform is a plus.
- Must be an experienced and motivated multitasker who is detailed oriented, wellorganized, and able to manage competing timelines.
- Possess essential personal qualifications, including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and the ability to work cooperatively with others.
- Be able to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision.
- Ability to travel and work irregular hours as needed.
- Strong analytic skills, including experience conducting research, analyzing data,
synthesizing information, and making strategic recommendations.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required.
Job Type: Full time
Salary range: $60,000 – $75,000
- Health plan
- Paid time off
Equal Opportunity: Repairers of the Breach is deeply committed to creating a workplace and global community where inclusion is not only valued but prioritized. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, neurodiversity, disability, age, or any other non-merit based or legally protected
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Attn: Tiffany Lytle (email@example.com).
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled