The Major Gift Officer (MGO) will design, develop, and implement Equest’s major gift program and is responsible for managing and cultivating relationships with existing major gift prospects, as well as identifying prospects and securing new donors. This includes analysis, planning, execution, and evaluation of fundraising programs and strategies, identification of major funding sources, donor cultivation as well as engaging sponsors in ongoing support activities, and building the major donor base, with the ultimate outcome of maximizing revenue through major donations. The MGO will work in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Director of Development and additional Development Department employees, Board of Directors, Development Committee, staff, interns, and volunteers to achieve Equest’s fundraising goals.
The successful candidate must be extremely organized, skilled, and self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and with a diverse and productive team while displaying a positive attitude always. Working with deadlines and under pressure, as well as adhering to confidentiality are vital. A get-it done and passion for excellence are necessary to fit into the Equest culture.
Minimum qualifications include:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- A minimum of 5 years of nonprofit fundraising experience with a successful record of accomplishment in building donor relationships and closing gifts in the five and six-figure range.