United States

  • Major Gifts Officer

    Location US-NC-Chapel Hill
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/20/2018 3:38 PM)
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    Experience (Years)
    Education Requirement
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Ipas is an international organization that works around the world to increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights. The Major Gifts Officer is a new position reporting to the Major Gifts Senior Manager.

    The Major Gifts Officer (MGO)’s main focus will be converting prospective major donors into major donors through the traditional cycle of stages, for a relatively new donor program. The Major Gift initiative will complement our busy and highly successful institutional fundraising (we've been at it for 45 years; our annual budget is approximately $80 million). The MGO will be based in either Ipas Chapel Hill, NC Headquarters or another East Coast or West Coast telecommuting location.


    **Please submit a cover letter describing your working style and what you can bring to this job, a resume and writing sample edited only by the applicant. The writing sample should be attached as part of your cover letter and should be no more than 2 pages. Please upload all documents as Word documents so formatting will be preserved. **


    The Major Gifts Officer will provide strategic advice to Major Gifts Manager and Senior Leadership, including goal setting, benchmarking, and integrating with current fundraising efforts. S/he will build and manage a robust donor/prospect portfolio of individuals committed to ensuring women's reproductive health and rights through their philanthropy. The Officer will be responsible for the solicitation of major gifts from individuals across a wide geographic area at the $10,000 level and above. S/he will facilitate appropriate donor interaction with senior and executive management. The position includes significant travel.


    • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred. CFRE credential preferred.
    • 5+ years' experience and demonstrated success cultivating and soliciting major gifts.
    • Skilled at training staff and volunteer leadership teams.
    • Exceptional oral & written communication skills with demonstrated experience developing successful fundraising campaigns and related messaging.
    • Excellent organizational, project management, and time management skills.
    • Excellent collaborator and team member, able to work well with individuals at all levels of the organization, including members of the Board of Directors.
    • Able to work independently and take full ownership of assignments.
    • Strong commitment to Ipas’s mission and knowledge of reproductive health programming.
    • Ability to involve technical staff and others in cultivation strategies.
    • Ability to travel at least 40% or more as needed.
    • Knowledge of prospect tracking systems and donor databases.

    Commitment to Diversity

    Ipas is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.


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