Major Gifts Officer
Posted February 8, 2018
Heritage Park has an immediate opportunity in its Fund Development Department for the role of Major Gifts Officer. Under the direction of the Head of Fund Development, you will be responsible for ensuring Heritage Park’s fundraising goals are met by serving the philanthropic interests of Heritage Park’s donors and prospects.
This position is also responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts including identification and engagement of new prospects and growth of current donor relationships.
This is a full-time, year-round position with an excellent benefits and pension plan package.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develops and implements comprehensive plans for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding gifts in assigned portfolio
- Builds and grows Heritage Park’s corporate, individual, charitable foundation and grant major gift portfolio
- Prepares and delivers high quality proposals, presentations and other communications material to donors and perspective donors to maximize engagement opportunities
- Analyzes and monitors progress toward established goals on an on-going basis, recommending strategic adjustments as required in order to meet targets
- Provides external industry knowledge, monitors trends in the philanthropic environment and implements best practices as appropriate
- Establishes and maintains professional and productive relationships with key volunteers and donors
- Post-secondary education with an emphasis in fundraising, public relations or communications
- A minimum of three to five years experience in major gifts fundraising with a proven track record for closing gifts at the $10K+ level
- Exceptional interpersonal and communications (written and verbal) skills with a donor-centric approach to fundraising
- Exceptional planning, organization, project management, prioritization, and time-management skills are required to manage multiple on-going projects simultaneously
- Strategic, analytical, interpretive and evaluation skills are considered an asset
- Strong administrative and technical skills, including experience in MS Office software, desktop publishing, website maintenance and donor management software; experience with Raiser’s Edge a definite asset
- A valid driver’s license required with access to a vehicle for travel within the Calgary region
Working Conditions and Hours of Work:
- 35 hours per week; occasional early morning, evening, and weekend work required
Applicants are thanked in advance and advised that only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.