Principal Gifts Officer -San Diego, CA

US-CA-San Diego
Job ID
Resource Development

Job Summary

Wounded Warrior Project’s (WWP) Principal Gifts Officer is a member of WWP’s fundraising team. The Principal Gifts Officer will steward a portfolio of major gift donors and new prospects. This position will identify, cultivate, and solicit high net worth individuals through ongoing personal contact with strong emphasis on in-person meetings and cultivation events.  The Principal Gifts Officer will share in the financial goal of the Major Gifts team and be responsible for generating revenue from different revenue channels such as cash, gifts of stock, and deferred gifts. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for soliciting six figure donations to reach individual and team annual goal
  • Travel to meet with existing and prospective donors within designated region
  • Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle
  • Initiate contact with major donors
  • Develop appropriate cultivation strategies
  • Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure
  • Appropriately steward donors and donations using recognition program and CRM system
  • Utilize moves management strategies for prospects
  • Develop highly personalized donor communications including proposals, stewardship reports and general program updates
  • Utilize wealth screening information, other research and networks of existing donors to identify prospective major donors
  • Other related duties as, assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong business acumen with the ability to monitor, compile, and analyze data to guide decision making
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with diverse personalities in a tactful, mature, and professional manner
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with high net worth individuals and “C-Suite” executives
  • Ability to work independently, exercise confidentiality, and good judgment
  • Excellent verbal, written, and listening skills, and the willingness to serve others
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with a strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize, delegate, and ensure that deadlines are met
  • Ability to remain flexible and work within a collaborative and fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint



Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum five (5) years of fundraising related experience is required
  • Experience soliciting and securing six-figure and larger gifts required
  • Experience building relationships with C-Suite and high net worth individuals is required


Certifications & Licensure 

  • CFRE, CFP designation preferred









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