Major Gifts Officer

Animal Humane Society | Golden Valley, MN
Salary Range: $70,000 - 80,000

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Job Purpose: You are an extroverted and communicative team member who is responsible for coordinating, cultivating, and managing an assigned portfolio of major gift donors. You manage all elements of stewardship efforts for major-level donors through tailored experiences, strategic communications, and personalized outreach to retain and upgrade gifts.

What you will be doing:

Strategy — Develop, propose, and implement a comprehensive action plan to qualify, cultivate, and solicit major-level donors.

Continuous Improvement — Create and execute strategy to achieve major donor goals.

Relationship Building — Make meaningful contact with donors and prospects to nurture donor loyalty and foster personal relationships.

Process — Manage pipeline of major-level donors, sustaining gifts, and identify prospects for operating and capital campaign support. Responsible for tracking major-level giving prospects and donors and documenting their cultivation and solicitation activities.

Support — Aid in the development and execution of strategy, cultivation, and stewardship activities. Work collaboratively on communication materials for prospects. Reinforce the prospect relationship continuum.

Culture — Foster an open and inclusive work environment by modeling AHS’s behaviors and values, consistent with the vision and mission of the organization. Champion a culture of safety and promote meaningful volunteer engagement.

Other duties as assigned

What we are looking for:

Experience — Minimum of 3 years major gift experience, with demonstrated success in developing strategies for major gift cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, closing gifts of $25,000+.

Computer Skills — Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Schedule — Regular, predictable attendance, punctuality, and availability to work during administrative operations hours as defined by management with flexibility to work an occasional evening or weekend shift.

Adaptability — Ability to work in a professional and positive manner with high attention to detail in a variety of situations.

Communication — Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, must have ability to work as a member of the team and partner collaboratively with external and internal customers and departments.

Physical & Emotional Capabilities — Must be able to handle the physical and emotional aspect of work in an animal shelter environment, including the use of euthanasia.

This position description is intended to describe the general content and/or requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

About AHS

One of the nation's leading animal welfare organizations, Animal Humane Society helps more than 23,000 animals every year. We’re transforming the way shelters care for animals and engage their communities, advancing animal welfare and creating a more humane world for animals everywhere.

Open Admissions Philosophy

Animal Humane Society accepts every animal that comes to us, and there is no time limit placed on the animals in our adoption centers. As long as an animal remains in good health and temperament, it is available until it is adopted. However, we also have a commitment to placing only healthy, treatable, and safe animals in the community. When the difficult decision is made to end an animal’s life for untreatable aggression or unmanageable illness, we provide them with a dignified end to life with humane euthanasia by compassion injection.

Why Work Here

Make a difference in the lives of animals and people
Join a team of coworkers who love animals as much as you do
Work-life balance
Health, dental, vision, and coverage
401K with up to 4% match
Nine paid holidays