The Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts of $25,000 or more from individuals, as well as supporting planned giving when appropriate. The position will often partner with staff leadership and volunteers on the Major Gifts Committee to advance solicitation and stewardship activities. Key metrics for success will include donor engagement through in-person contacts and portfolio development, and revenue (year one expectations at $250,000).
The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for best practices of moves management and direct solicitation of supporters located across California. This position requires travel throughout California; evenings and weekends also frequently required. The position may work remotely anywhere in the state, with occasional visits to the Sacramento office.
POSITION TITLE: Major Gifts Officer
JOB STATUS: Full Time, Exempt
The Major Gifts Officer reports to the Development Director and will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer.
REQUIREMENTS, QUALIFICATIONS, AND EDUCATION
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
TRAINING REQUIREMENTS (LICENSES, PROGRAMS, CERTIFICATES):
Job Status: Full-time, Exempt
Under general supervision, the Stewardship Manager provides oversight of all conservation easement stewardship activities. Prepares analysis of project budgets and endowment funding requirements for new projects in development. Manages all billable time records, invoices, and accounting for the Conservation Unit.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree or greater in agriculture finance, finance, accounting, business, or related field.
Background in range management, biology, and/or botany preferred but not required.
Two years related finance, accounting, or administrative experience.
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above.
Knowledge and Ability Requirements
Training Requirements (Licenses, programs, certificates)
Must have a valid California Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to attend meetings at various sites; strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 10 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.
Must be able to attend out-of-town easement monitoring visits, meetings, and other events. Evening and weekend work required on occasion.
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