Director of Major Campaigns/Gifts
American Cancer Society - Honolulu, HI

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Save Lives. Fulfill Yours.

As the largest voluntary health organization, the American Cancer Society is passionately committed to saving lives from cancer. They are working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays – a world where cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life. The ACS combines relentless passion with the wisdom of nearly a century of experience to make this vision a reality, and they get results. The ACS saves lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back. Thanks in part to this work; nearly 12 million cancer survivors and countless others who have avoided the disease will celebrate a birthday this year.

Staff have a unique opportunity to save lives through direct mission impact while fulfilling personal and career objectives. The American Cancer Society values accountability and high performance and rewards those teams and team members who continually improve their capability and contribution. The American Cancer Society is also dedicated to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce to help achieve our mission.

Responsible for planning, organizing, and managing all activities associated with Major Campaigns on behalf of the American Cancer Society, High Plains Division.

-Serves as the Campaign Liaison with and between Division Development department, Project Director, campaign volunteer leadership and assigned campaign staff.
-Develops a comprehensive Campaign Plan for the Division.
-Determines a prospect research, cultivation, and evaluation strategy and oversees the implementation of that process.
-Supervises the organizational and prospect management activities of other major gift staff assigned to support the campaign.
-Implements and oversees a system of prospect and donor tracking in concert with volunteers and major gifts staff.
-In conjunction with the Division Development department, plans and implements strategies to secure philathropic support from the top 100 identified prospects.
-Initiates and participates as necessary in the creation of suitable and persuasive campaign collateral marketing materials and campaign communications.
-Evaluates campaign progress in relation to established goals, regional and nationwide benchmarks, and implements changes as necessary.
-Ensures that progress and other campaign related meetings are scheduled and managed.
-Develops and oversees a pledge reminder and tracking system to ensure long-term donor stewardship.
-Performs other duties as requested by Division Development department.

Position Requirements

-Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Five years of experience in the field of major gift fundraising.
-Demonstrated ability to create and write effective grant proposals.
-Proven presentation skills including public speaking experience, outgoing and engaging personality and familiarity with high level donors.
-Must be a team player and interact well with other members of the income development department, the health initiatives department and other departments as appropriate.
-Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills and the demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals and groups.
-Ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities in a positive, focused, and timely manner. Proactively address issues as they arise.
-Remains composed under stress and takes responsibility for delivering on personal and organizational commitments.
-Strong ability to work independently with limited supervision.
-Ability to analyze and integrate information from relevant sources and make appropriate decisions.
-Proficient knowledge in Microsoft office and other software applications, Internet-based applications, and computer equipment.

ACS is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds including women, communities of color, the LGBT community, veterans, and people with disabilities.

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