Major Gifts Officer


New York, NY

Industry: Government & Non-Profit


Less than 5 years

Posted 30 days ago

  by    Jeffrey Kliegman

Major Gifts Officer

Our client is a leading philanthropic institution based in Manhattan. Since their founding over 30 years ago, they have invested over $400 million in programs and have awarded more than 3,000 grants to research teams worldwide. Fund raising goes on daily. They are currently seeking a Major Gifts Officer to Identify, cultivate, and solicit major individual gifts ($5,000 and up) from current and prospective donors. You will also and implement a multi-year major gifts campaign to support the organization's research and programs.


  • Cultivate new and existing major donors and solicit major gifts.
  • Work with the Manager of Prospect Research to identify individual major gift prospects.
  • Work with the Philanthropy and Special Events staff to move existing donors to higher giving levels, create new fundraising initiatives, and develop appropriate solicitation materials.
  • Maintain strong relationships with staff to anticipate needs and develop funding goals and strategies.
  • Create short and long term strategies and outreach plans for the major gifts campaign and prepare detailed fundraising progress reports for the Director of Philanthropy.
  • Lead one-on-one solicitations, and coordinate the CEO and development and programs' staff in the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts.
  • Coordinate major gifts activities with the organization's overall plans and strategies, in particular, the efforts of the Special Events department, the Public Information program, and the Office of the CEO.
  • Plan and execute major donor fundraising and cultivation events.


  • 2+ years fundraising experience. Sales experience valuable as well.
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience developing or managing a successful major gifts campaign is highly desired
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills a must.
  • Must be outgoing and confident with strong closing skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and fundraising software, preferably Salesforce, required.
  • Knowledge of the healthcare field and AIDS related issues desired.
  • Opportunity for some travel.


Salary $90-$95K plus fabulous benefits


$90K - $95K
$90K - $95K base, Fabulous Benefits bonus