Major Gifts Officer, WAMU (7333)

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!


The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) position at WAMU 88.5 manages a portfolio of approximately 150 assigned and qualified donors, cultivating relationships, soliciting high-level gifts and assuring that donors are retained and upgraded in their giving and involvement.

The MGO creates stewardship plans and sets individual goals for each donor. Working collaboratively across the organization, the individual secures project and program information and creates compelling offers, proposals and stewardship reports to donors. The MGO is responsible for meeting the financial goals set for the position and creating monthly and other timely reports to track portfolio performance and activity. The role also provides input and oversight of the WAMU Leadership Circle along with other donor cultivation and stewardship activities and events.

The Major Gifts Officer reports to the Chief Development Officer and takes prospect management guidance from the Assistant Director of Development. The position must handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion. The MGO spends approximately 50% of the time in face-to-face meetings with donors.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 35-Exempt
  • Sr Coordinator/Sr Analyst A

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • 3+ years of successful individual major giving experience
  • Extensive knowledge of the Washington, DC area philanthropic community
  • Successful track record in moving donors up the giving continuum
  • Competency in prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and donor relations
  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 as well as industry-standard research and analytics processes

Preferred Education and Experience

  • 4-6 years of relevant experience

  • Familiarity with Revolution Online (ROI) database software preferred; Team Approach software a plus

  • Experience in public broadcasting a plus

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check

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