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Posted on July 3, 2012
Director of Major Gifts
Science Friday Initiative
New York, New York
The primary responsibility of the Director of Major Gifts is to cultivate major gifts, review and oversee solicitation/giving process, as well as guide and execute the individual fundraising strategies for the Science Friday Initiative. The Director of Major Gifts will also work with the Development staff to plan and organize fundraising events.
This position will focus on growing our small portfolio of major donors. S/he will develop and execute a comprehensive annual plan for fundraising including directing the grant proposal process and devising strategies to increase major giving and making recommendations for reaching individual donors. Under the supervision and direction of the Executive Director this position will manage, support, and guide a small fundraising staff to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward the donors, funders, and prospects of the Science Friday Initiative.
Minimum of 6-8 years of major gifts experience with overall 10+ years in non-profit fundraising; preferably working in a similar non-profit health/medicine/technology/science organization. Applicants with planned giving or capital campaign experience are encouraged to apply. Proven track record in relationship building and solicitation of individual major donors and demonstrated ability to successfully identify and secure individual gifts.
Management experience, ability to supervise and engage staff, with a strong commitment to collaboration. Knowledge of creating annual plans and expertise with budgets. An ability to think strategically.
Please send cover letter and resume to Danielle Dana, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submission is July 31. Applications will be reviewed in July and interviews will begin in early August. Position starts Sept. 1 or Sept. 15.
Job Type: Development/Fundraising
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