Do you want to make a difference? Join The American Red Cross, the world’s largest humanitarian network. For over 100 years The American Red Cross has been a leader in the nonprofit world. In order to support our many humanitarian efforts, our organization depends heavily on the support of our generous donor population. As a result, we are always looking for proactive and mission-driven fundraisers with an established track record of increasing philanthropic support through individual and corporate giving.
Now is the time to make a difference! Be a part of our Development Organization. The Mile High Region of the American Red Cross is seeking a Major Gifts Officer to work in our Wyoming Chapter.
The Major Gift Officer will identify, engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and prospective donors. He/she will be responsible for advancing the mission of the organization and assisting donors in creating meaning in their lives through giving to the American Red Cross.
Ideal candidates will have at minimum: Bachelor’s degree, 2 years of fundraising experience (major gifts and/or corporate & foundation preferred), proficiency in MS-Office Suite, Sales Force, Raiser’s Edge or similar CRM. Candidates must also have excellent verbal and written skills.
The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that employees growth and development, team spirit, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.
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Education: Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree is highly desirable.
Experience: Minimum 2 years of major gifts leadership experience. Significant expertise with the area’s funding community highly desirable. Progressive experience in successful development programs and knowledge of “best practices” in development.
Related Skills: Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences. Excellent verbal and written skills. Knowledge of office systems: MS-Office preferred and fundraising database systems. A team player committed to developing and working within a collaborative environment and to ensuring the highest customer service orientation.
This position requires travel within the region. The amount will vary depending upon size and geography of region.
Essential Functions/Physical Requirements: Depending on work assignment, may require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 20 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information. Overall mobility is essential. May include sitting for long periods of time, driving a vehicle and working under challenging conditions.
Work Conditions: Work is performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to emergency services relief work. May travel and participate in meetings and conferences throughout chapter jurisdiction, state and Red Cross system. Because the Red Cross is a disaster response organization, staff may be asked to be on 24-hour call during period of major disaster.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
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