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Major Gifts Officer

Major Gifts Officer

locationCincinnati, OH, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 2 weeks ago
Resource Development
Full time
5 - 10 years of experience

United Way of Greater Cincinnati (UWGC) is dedicated to making a meaningful impact in our community. We strive to foster positive change and empower individuals to reach their fullest potential. Our team is passionate, driven, and committed to creating lasting partnerships that drive philanthropic support for our initiatives.

We are seeking an experienced relationship builder to join our development team. The gift officer will play a pivotal role in growing donors and revenue at the major gift level in coordination with the organization's fundraising strategy.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with exceptional interpersonal skills, capable of cultivating strong relationships with donors, volunteers, and community stakeholders. 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Portfolio Management: Build relationships with top-level individual and prospective donors with the capacity for major giving. Manage a portfolio of 150+ donors and prospects. 
  • Secure Increased Giving: Identify, qualify, and solicit major gifts from individuals to achieve personal fundraising goals.
  • Volunteer Collaboration: Engage volunteers to leverage their relationships and networks to identify and solicit new and increased gifts. 
  • Solicitation & Materials: Develop and customize proposals that match donor interests and capacity.
  • Customer Relationship Management: Ensure the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database and process for the individuals and prospects within assigned portfolio is managed, analyzing data and reports for opportunity and risk identification. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in fundraising, donor relations, or related roles.
  • Proven track record of securing significant gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport and establish trust with diverse stakeholders.
  • Commitment to the organization's mission and values, with a passion for making a difference in the community.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with experience in crafting compelling donor proposals and presentations.
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in donor management software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Frequent travel to events and meetings within the regional area.
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends.

Core Competencies: Accountability, Excellent Communication Skills, Resiliency, Strong Organizational Commitment

Starting salary $70,000, plus competitive benefits package

Applicants should apply by Friday, May 17, 2024, via the link below:


UWGC is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Required degree level

  • Bachelor

Years of experience

  • 5 - 10 years of experience

Skills and Competencies

  • Mission Focused
  • Relationship-Oriented
  • Results-Driven