Major Gift OfficerCompany: American Red Cross
Date Posted: April 12, 2016
Do you want to make a difference? Join The American Red Cross, the world’s largest humanitarian network. As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity.
The San Diego Region of the American Red Cross is seeking a Major Gifts Officer to join our San Diego, California development team.
This mission-critical role serves as the key steward for a rich portfolio of current and prospective philanthropists in support of the American Red Cross. You will be expected to meet annual revenue targets by identifying, engaging, cultivating, and ultimately soliciting major gifts from regional individual and corporate donors, thereby advancing the organizational mission and creating meaningful impact in the lives of both donors and beneficiaries of that mission.
Ideal candidates will have at minimum: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of major gifts leadership experience. Experience in the development and implementation of a broad-based fundraising program including personally opening doors, cultivation and successfully closing major gifts. Corporate and/or Business-to-Business sales leadership experience may be substituted for fundraising experience. Significant expertise with the area’s funding community highly desirable. Progressive experience in successful development programs and knowledge of “best practices” in development is also requirement.
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