Major Gifts Officer

Posted on 03/10/2023

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation


Major Gifts Officer with prior development experience in the cultivation of private funds. This position is a front-line development professional responsible for raising private funds and works to attain major/restricted fundraising goals. Position manages a portfolio of prospects capable of making major gifts of $25,000 or more for annual, capital, endowment or special projects in support of our mission and strategic goals.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of three years in fundraising, with a demonstrated track record of success.
  • Ability to identify new prospects, and through successful cultivation and solicitation strategies, move them to major gift donors.
  • Ability to meet annual assigned performance metrics for gift officer activity and fundraising results
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and superb interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent combined education and experience, preferred.
  • CFRE certification a plus

Special Instructions: 

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

Hiring Range: $50,000.00 – $60,000.00

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