major gifts Manager

Our Mission Statement: Guided by the Jewish tradition of helping all people, JFCS empowers individuals and families toward self-sufficiency. 

Job Title: Housing Specialist – Sarasota And Manatee Counties

Program Area or Department: Rapid Rehousing Program

Accountability: Lead Program Coordinator

Job Summary/Function: To expand and diversify funding for JFCS through targeted direct solicitation of individual gifts of $25,000 and higher and planned giving to increase the agency endowment fund.  

Qualifications:  Candidate must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts of $25,000 and higher.  Minimum Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of successful experience in major or planned gift fundraising; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; knowledge of Jewish traditions; dedication to mission of the agency; proficiency in Donor Perfect software application. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strengthen agency’s fund raising capacity
    • Establish a major donor giving program that focuses on engaging existing donors and qualifying, contacting and engaging new prospects
    • Establish personal relationships with major donors, identifying their interests and educating them about JFCS programs that would appeal to them
    • Personally solicit 100 – 150 prospects with an emphasis on leadership level annual gifts at $25,000 and higher as well as planned giving donations to support the endowment fund
    • Develop & implement donor recognition program
    • Work with and support the Board of Directors in their stewardship of specific donors
    • Plan and execute Legacy Society events for donors
  • Provide team support for the activities and events sponsored by the Development Department
    • Donor stewardship  and solicitation of major donors and Legacy Society members
  • Other activities as assigned.
Job Category: Development
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Sarasota

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