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Major Gifts Officer

Company: The CALL Statewide Office
Date Posted: February 7, 2018

Major Gifts Officer



The CALL, a nonprofit Christian ministry focused on foster care, is looking for a gifted professional to secure funding for programs and projects as well as the growth and expansion of the organization. The ideal candidate will have the ability to set and execute strategy, leverage the power of relationships, and share stories of impact that help donors connect with The CALL. The Major Gifts Officer will identify prospects and cultivate, solicit and steward individual donors for major gifts. The benefit of this position will be the satisfaction of helping donors fulfill their passions and interests through their giving to The CALL. The Major Gifts Officer will drive fund development for The CALL in a one-person shop. Future growth is anticipated. This position reports to the Executive Director and collaborates with the Program Director, Finance Director, Field Staff, Local Affiliates and the Board.


Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least 3 years of direct or related experience in Major Gift Fundraising
  • Demonstrated Major Gift or Lead Annual Gift experience in soliciting gifts in the $10,000 + range
  • Subject to background check and drug test


Ongoing Responsibilities

  • Identify, qualify and manage a portfolio of 150 prospects and donors to cultivate and steward
  • Establish reasonable financial goals for each donor based on giving potential
  • Create a cultivation, solicitation plan for each prospect and execute the plan
  • Create a stewardship plan for donors and execute the plan
  • Secure project and organization information and write compelling cases, proposals, and asks
  • Solicit contributions with a focus on gifts of $10,000 and up
  • Create timely monthly reports
  • Manage people, process, deadlines and budget and power through challenges
  • Uphold the vision, mission, and values of The CALL as well as standards of ECFA and AFP


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strategic, proactive, self-starter with a heart for doing good
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a cohesive team
  • Recognize and seize opportunities
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Solve problems, set priorities, and handle multiple projects
  • Persuasive writing, strong verbal communication and an eye for detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, databases, email and Salesforce
  • Personal commitment the Christian values, integrity, and strong ethical behavior
  • Ability to work 40 hours per week and occasional evenings and weekends
  • Travel required


Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,00 depending on experience.


Please submit resume, cover letter, 3 references and salary history to:


PO Box 25524

Little Rock, AR 72221-5524