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Major Gift Officer

Company: American Red Cross
Date Posted: April 6, 2015

We are currently seeking a Major Gifts Officer to work in our Miami, FL chapter office.

The Major Gift Officer will identify, engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and prospective Foundation donors, in expanding their financial support of the work of the American Red Cross.  He/she will be responsible for meeting an annual revenue target by working with an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects to advance the mission of the organization and assist donors in creating meaning in their lives through giving to the American Red Cross.


  • Implement programs and activities in partnership with chapter Board members and other leadership volunteers to identify, educate, cultivate, solicit, and steward Foundations.
  • Meet or exceed minimum annual fundraising targets ($500,000 for the current fiscal year) including renewable gifts and new incremental revenue, adjusting as necessary in the event of major domestic disasters
  • Design and disseminate customized solicitation strategies targeting organizational objectives and donor interests in partnership with cross-departmental teams; maintain up-to-date donor records in region/chapter database following donor contact

Education:  Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree is highly desirable.

Experience:  Minimum 5 years of major gifts leadership or sales experience.  Significant expertise with the area’s Foundations community highly desirable.  Progressive experience in successful development programs and knowledge of “best practices” in development.

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The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that offers employees growth and development, team spirit, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.