Major Gifts ManagerCompany: Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Date Posted: August 26, 2015
Major Gifts Manager
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired has a national reputation as a Center of Excellence and is Florida’s largest private agency offering transformational programs that empower people affected by vision loss to lead independent lives.
Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 2% of U.S. nonprofits having earned a 4-star rating for seven consecutive years from Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier independent nonprofit evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects our sound fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars, and financial strength.
Miami Lighthouse seeks a results-oriented Major Gifts Manager to be personally responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and closing gifts from individuals and to team with the President and CEO, other staff and board members in meeting yearly fundraising goals. We offer competitive salary and full benefits. This position reports directly to the President and CEO and in collaboration with the Director of External Relations.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
Two years of significant experience in fundraising, especially major gift work.
Knowledge of Miami-Dade philanthropic community required.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Normal work schedule is from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, working a minimum of 37.5 hour per week. Must be available for selected breakfast and/or evening events.
Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain positive relationships with donors, including asking for and closing gifts.
Able to speak effectively before board of directors, agency employees, community groups and other stakeholders; skilled at persuading and influencing others.
Strong planning and organizational skills, including ability to manage complex responsibilities.
Self-motivated, organized, and able to work with good judgment and with unquestioned confidentiality with regard to Lighthouse information and donor records.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other databases; The Raiser’s Edge preferred.
Reliable transportation and ability and willingness to travel to meet with donors and prospective donors.
Affinity with the overall mission of Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Personal characteristics associated with successful development professionals, including sound judgment, impeccable integrity, demonstrated initiative, appropriate professional appearance, and attitude and personality to work effectively with colleagues, Miami Lighthouse staff members, volunteers, and constituents.
High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information.
Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background and a drug test screening.
For additional information, including a position description and confidential consideration, please contact:
Human Resources Manager
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
For information about our services and programs please visit our website at www.miamilighthouse.org
About Miami Lighthouse
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc. is Florida’s oldest and largest vision rehabilitation organization with a mission to provide vision rehabilitation and eye health services that promote independence, to collaborate with and educate professionals, and to conduct research in related fields. Services are provided to individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired and reside in Miami-Dade or Monroe County. The agency has more than 80 years of fiscal and administrative experience delivering nationally recognized best practices in vision rehabilitation, low vision services, Braille and technology instruction and other vision-related services based from its state-of-the-art 50,000 square-foot facility located in Miami, Florida.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Miami Lighthouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, familial status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
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