• Major Gifts Officer - New York, NY

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
  • Job Summary

    Wounded Warrior Project's (WWP) Major Gifts Officer is responsible for stewarding a portfolio of major gift donors and 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 Major Gifts Officer will contribute to the financial goal of the Major Gifts team, manage personal goals, and be responsible for generating revenue from cash, gifts of stock and deferred gifts.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • Responsible for soliciting major gifts
    • 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
    • Travel to meet with existing and prospective donors
    • Other 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 and the ability to communicate with diverse personalities in a tactful, mature, and professional manner
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work independently, exercise confidentiality and good judgment
    • Excellent listening skills and 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. Equivalent combination of education and/or experience will be considered in lieu of degree
    • Two (2) years of fundraising/sales related experience required
    • Demonstrated experience successfully soliciting large donations from individuals

    Certifications & Licensure

    • NA







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